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What's The Most Bizarre Thing That's Ever Happened To You While Fishing?

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I've had an otter try to attack me while I was in my kayak and another time I had a snake take my Scum Frog. What about you?

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Beaver tried to jump in my boat with me while hooking a 3lb bass....the other one trying to go through a bridge where there is not much space and seeing all the freakin spider screamin like I had seen a ghost.

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While fishing with a live crawfish in a farm pond I caught a bullfrog. I casted over my target into some weeds and while I jerked on the line to free it from the weeds this large bull frog hops over and swallows it. Not much of a fight.

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While fishing with a live crawfish in a farm pond I caught a bullfrog. I casted over my target into some weeds and while I jerked on the line to free it from the weeds this large bull frog hops over and swallows it. Not much of a fight.

I woulda just used the bull frog as bait! Haha

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There was a weed bed I'm guessing was about 20 feet long and about 5 feet wide....for 3 seconds I saw what appeared to be a big disturbance of bait fish jump out of the water like the water was boiling.It was just in that one spot. It was crazy,never saw that happen and I haven't seen it happen again. Very strange to me and the other people fishing that day.

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Watched the space shuttle Columbia crash, parts of it landed in and around Toledo Bend ;)

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I caught a 3 lb. bullfrog on a topwater. Mississippi river pool 10. To big to use for bait but them were some great frog legs.l

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I was fishing a small river near dusk. I was wading on a big bend in the river. All of a sudden i hear a huge splash behind me, 2 coyotes jumped off the bank into the river about 15 feet from me. They couldnt of seen me because of where i was standing. I let out an "OH SH%*" and the one in the rear turned and looked at me, and then it proceeded to lower its head, the hair on his back stood up, and he let out a wierd noise. I have never ran so fast in my life. I made it back to the truck and realized i left my tackle bag back on the shore where i took off. I grabbed my Taurus .40 from under my truck seat and went back to get my bag. May have been the scariest moment of my adult life.

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I was fishing the Chicago river with my son and a crazy guy, possibly homeless, began reinacting a police chase and shoot out where he was the perp. This went on for 15 minutes or so. It was like I was watching a movie.

Was in San Diego when I was a teenager fishing a pier with my brother and father, A hot 20 something model approached us and gave my father her phone number. She had a skate in her hand and was looking for another one to complete her bikini top. "Call me if you catch one"

I met the man who owns Lake Michigan. It's a long story but I quote: "You're fishing in my backyard! How would you like it if I boated in your backyard?!"

I'm sure I'll think of some more

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Standing on the back deck of the Southerner fishing deep water rigs out of Port Fourchon, La for tuna, saw a flying fish coming at me from about 25 yards away that hit me square in my chest and fell to my feet. I picked him up, lip hooked him and returned him to the gulf where he was quickly eaten by my first yellowfin.

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I was casting towards the bank and overshot my target with my bait. Had a bird hop down from a bush and pick up the bait and try to fly away! Luckily the bird was not hooked and dropped the bait!

One evening me and a buddy went out to the river to do some catfishing from the bank. As the night got later we noticed alot of water patrol boats passing buy us and shining there spotlights towards the other bank about 50 yards down river from us. This went on for about an hour before we hear one of the guys yell at some unseen person. A few seconds later we hear the unmistakable sound of a tazer being used on what I hope was the person they were looking for. I have not laughed that hard on a fishing trip since. . .

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I was wading to my favorite spot on a shallow branch of the Kanawha in tennis shoes one summer, several years ago. My shoelaces had untied themselves in the current, whilst trudging through the shin-deep water. I halted my stride swiftly as a brown water snake zoomed by. I continued to look for it, motionless, as to avert any danger. Next thing I know, I feel a light brushing against my ankles. I shifted my weight, only to feel a constriction by the force that had brushed my ankles before. My first thought- the snake was out to get me. It "had a hold on my feet". I started kicking and hopping around senselessly as to escape the grasps of the beast to realize that the beast was only the nylon cords that withheld my footwear to my extremities. Now that I have shared with you my foolish anecdote...

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I was fishing with my brother-in-law in the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana several years ago. My B-I-L cast out a plastic lure and was retrieving it. Just as the lure cleared the water at the boat, a huge gator lunged out of the water after it. He was only about five feet from the boat. It scared the bezeezes out of us. We thought he was coming into the boat!

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snake bit and wrapped around my frog, pulled it up to me and it let loose, dropping to water, just commen water snake

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Several years ago I was fishing on the bank of a canal just having a good time casting out when suddenly an otter came up out of the water right in front of me and scared the be-jesus out of me. He must have been searching for food because i think it scared him just the same. He went under and came up on the other side and went flying through the bushes. I just knew a gator had got me that day. My dad always said be alert. All this different stuff flashes through your mind.

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Oh another. Years ago Lake Okeechobee was really low and me and a couple friends were wading in about three foot of water trying to catch some shellcrackers. We were evenly spread out fishing and me of course i was out the farthest. I happened to look to my left to ask my buddy something when up popped a ten foot gator. He looked at me. I looked at him. We froze momentarily. Really didn't know what to do. We both decided to start walking backwards when he went under. Now i'm expelling waste. We just kept moving holding our rods ready to swing if needed. Not that could of done much. Suddenly he came up farther out. We high tailed it to the bank to fish.

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Walkin the dog with a spook when, what I think was, a blue herron swooped down n grabbed it. Thankfully a few shakes of its head sent the spook flyin back to the water.

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I was flyfishing the Yellowstone river in Yellowstone National park back in the 80's A guy on the other side of the river hooked a nice trout As it was thrashing around on the surface, a pelican swooped down and picked it up. The guy is now fighting a bird with a 6 ft. wingspan instead of a 16" trout. Guy lost,as the pelican flew away with the trout and his flyline. He yelled across the river to me that, "no one is going to believe me, when I tell this story" I told him to meet me back at the parking lot later. I wrote out the whole story on the back of a Yellowstone Park information sheet and included my name and phone number. Two of his Trout Unlimited friends called me to see if his story was true".All fisherman lie a little,but some storys just can't be made up"

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Wading a strip mine lake with a buddy at night. He snags his lure near shore. Just as he frees his lure, we hear the loudest scream/holler/growl/shriek from the woods a few yards from where he is standing. Well it took about 0.5 seconds for a combined 500 lbs of fishermen to be standing as far into the middle of the pond as we could get. We figured we were getting the HE double hockey sticks out of there. As we approach the other shoreline, roughly 100 yds from the first encounter it happens again right in front of us. We immediately assume we are being stalked. After a few hours, we finally wade to the end of the lake where we parked. I have never heard anything that terrifying in my life. I was told later it was probably a grey fox with pups. I think it was a 'Squatch...

Mike

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I was fishing a weedbed usisg a tiny torpedp when.....wham...a seagull hit my lure & took off flying....I did what any good fisherman would do...set the hook! I fought it for a few minutes untill I got him close to the boat & netted it. stupid bird... the second I got the lure out of its mouth...wham...he hit it again! removed it again & released the dumb bird. anybody know the record size for a seagull?

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I'm sitting on a dock with about 10 feet of line, and 2 small hooks about 1 foot away from each other, each with a worm on it. Some other people are around me. Some friends, some not, but they all have one thing in common; NO ONE is catching anything! All of the sudden, I feel nibble on my line. i give it a yank, and start to pull it up. when i finally get it on the dock, and there are 2, not one, of the biggest blue gills i've ever caught on the dock. Before i can unhook one, i flops of the hook. i made a lunge and ,as lightly as i could, stepped on it to stop it from getting away. About 15 minutes after my catches, just about everyone there had caught something. It's amazing how quickly fish's attitudes change. I caught 33 fish that day with the same set up. The closest person had caught only 12. It was one of those days...

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Last summer after a good rain, I caught a walleye on a Skitter pop (frog) while fishing for smallies. I had a pic, might be able to track it down. I dont know if that counts a bizarre, but it surprised me.

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Once I saw a gator up in someone's fenced back yard. I was going to put ashore to tell them, but before I could do it, I heard a lady calling, "Fifi! Fifi!" She was calling her little dog. The dog wasn't gonna show...

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Once I saw a gator up in someone's fenced back yard. I was going to put ashore to tell them, but before I could do it, I heard a lady calling, "Fifi! Fifi!" She was calling her little dog. The dog wasn't gonna show...

That's what she gets for having a toy breed. Lol

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