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We are all, as a coworker says, just a little "touched in the head" but what is or are the funniest/oddest things you've seen others do when they are fishing?

My personal favorite is a friend who has 2 tackle boxes stuffed to the "gills" with various baits but almost always fishes with a rooster tail. Oh, he's a collector all right.

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Launching a boat, some people just won't learn from mistakes.

 

People using a spinning reel with a 2 piece baitcasting rod with the top half backwards casting 2 oz weights only going 10 feet.

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Real Ice Fishing.

 

A-Jay

 

 

 

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It wasn't really a habit because this person hadn't fished before but a buddy that went fishing with me rigged his pole up with a Rapala Husky Jerk and then put a little piece of worm on a couple of the hooks and and casted right next to shore and just waited. I could not stop laughing. When i told him you don't have to bait the hooks and that you usually should keep retrieving the lure he was shocked.

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my dad refusing to lean all the way over of my Ranger to spit his tobacco. He just sits back and aims for the water. Then I get little chew dribbles on my back deck. I have to clean it regularly. But, its my pops, one day I will miss that chew spit on my Ranger.

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I always get a good laugh watching people use spinning reels "backwards" Just like in the picture

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Ice fishing.

I call it insanity, but I guess its a matter of semantics.

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To be fair, last week I was looking out across a lake and pondering the few die-hard guys that I could see fishing in negative temps when I spotted someone on a different part of the ice taking advantage of the nasty gusting wind... with ice skates and a kite.

 

One of the other odd things I see regularly is a couple buddies who look old enough to know better. They will stand for hours on end at one of the most unproductive spots along the river and throw noisy top-water baits until they're arms must be ready to fall off and I've never seen them catch a thing.  I admire their persistence -- maybe they caught a lunker or two there before, who knows -- but my understanding and experience with surface baits is that the fish tell you pretty quickly if they aren't interested, if they're even there.  I just want to go over and hand them a worm or something.

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It wasn't really a habit because this person hadn't fished before but a buddy that went fishing with me rigged his pole up with a Rapala Husky Jerk and then put a little piece of worm on a couple of the hooks and and casted right next to shore and just waited. I could not stop laughing. When i told him you don't have to bait the hooks and that you usually should keep retrieving the lure he was shocked.

That's a good one. I laughed out loud. My wife said that's stupid Caylub. Lol. She is clueless also.

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Kissing fish before releasing them.

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I always get a good laugh watching people use spinning reels "backwards" Just like in the picture

I was going to say the same thing. :grin: This must be an Illinois thing...lol.

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My cousin cannot throw a lure more than twice without changing it! It didn't use to be that bad until he discovered speed clips, also he fishes everything the same exact way. A slow,constant retrieve.. Everything, spoon and all LOL.

I cannot catch fish wearing a red shirt, for whatever reason, there's been MANY a times I've wondered where the bite went... Only to look down and see I've got a red shirt on, so I peel that thing off and start catching fish ;) I get some looks though, something about shirtless guy in bib overalls lmao :D

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I had a dear friend I fished with for over twenty years.  Tom would whistle songs if I was catching more fish then him.  If he was ahead in the count, there would be no whistling.   The further ahead I got, the loader it would get.  My wife would ask me when I got home, was there any whistling today.  If I said yes, it was a good day. :laugh5:   I dont think he ever realized he did that!

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I was known to do laps around the console of my buddies center console pathfinder in tampa bay until one of the drift baits hooked up on slow days lol

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Kissing fish before releasing them.

 

It's only perverted if you use your tongue.

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where im from the overalls are called an 'ArkansasTuxedo'

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Strawberry Pop-Tarts before a tournament.  Any other flavor and I don't seem to do as well.  LOL

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I find guys who musky fish pretty peculiar. They can fish all day and if they just SEE a fish they think it was a good day!

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I find guys who musky fish pretty peculiar. They can fish all day and if they just SEE a fish they think it was a good day!

I hear you, ill be talking to them at the ramp and they'll say something like "had a decent day, brought a few up but never hooked any." I have no response for them.

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I fished a club tourney with someone I had never fished with before. When we would get to a new spot before he would make a cast he would look up to the sky and yell "caw cacaw caw" rather loudly and with a slight lisp. He said he was calling in the bass. It didn't work. He did this at every spot. Other fisherman looked over in wonder.

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