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For starters:

 

Heard a couple argue about beaching kayaks and about loading them for 15 minutes at the boat ramp.

 

 

I've had a fool tell me and my wife  "you're using bass gear to catch trout, that's messed up, that's so wrong i should throw you in" meanwhile he was using live bait in an artificial lure only creek section :laugh5:

 

Some guy said to me "hey you let you wife drive your boat?"

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know what you got...

 

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"It's a bit cold out here for fishing isn't it?" says the random runner wearing shorts and a tanktop.

 

"Nice Kentucky!, Did you catch him on that Rapala?"  It was a nice largemouth caught on an old Rebel Floating minnow.

 

"But how you gonna get him back?" says the little kid as I let a good sized bass go back in the water.  Not so dumb, but it was funny nonetheless. 

 

"What you gonna catch with that thing?" Says numerous hillfolk when they see lures like spinnerbaits, crankbaits, or anything other than a soft plastic lizard in my tacklebox.  

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Match the hatch.

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" You don't need all those rods, just pick one and put on a texas rigged  pumpkin lizard and chuck it in the buck brush." Heard at a boat landing on Rayburn a few years ago. From a guy who had 20 rods on his deck and as far as I could see, no pumpkin lizard.

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"(insert lure/bait) doesn't work here"

Or the alternative: "Only (insert lure/bait) works here"

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   Was fishing a neighborhood lake with my friend when a guy asked us if we were catching stripers on mepps (we were fishing jigs so there is no way he thought that's what we were using, and I have never heard of stripers caught on inline spinners)...there are also no stripers within an hours drive of there. Another time my dad was showing someone a photo of some blackfins we caught on our boat one summer, he asked us if we caught them at Lake Anna...***face-palm***

 

And I also love the strange looks/comments I get when people see me throwing a swimbait. "You'll never catch anything with a bait that big" or "There's nothing big enough in here to eat THAT!"

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   Was fishing a neighborhood lake with my friend when a guy asked us if we were catching stripers on mepps...there are no stripers within an hours drive of there. Another time my dad was showing someone a photo of some blackfins we caught on our boat one summer, he asked us if we caught them at Lake Anna...***face-palm***

 

And I also love the strange looks/comments I get when people see me throwing a swimbait. "You'll never catch anything with a bait that big" or "There's nothing big enough in here to eat THAT!"

haha I hear ya.  I had a lady at a campground on the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas ask if I was fishing for musky one day.  I don't think there is musky within a 6 hr drive from there. Major face palm.  

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Oh here's another one:

"There are fish in this lake?"

Nope, just meditating here rusting my hooks in the water and holding a fishing rod in my hand.

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I heard this guy one time yelling "get in the boat!!" "im telling you you better get in this d**n boat now!!"  and i was like man that guy is really getting angry at that fish.  So i see him later and i go "man , you were really yelling at that fish to get in your boat, why?"  and he goes "no, i was yelling at my stupid dog who was running around on shore and wouldn't get back in the boat."

 

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I heard this guy one time yelling "get in the boat!!" "im telling you you better get in this d**n boat now!!"  and i was like man that guy is really getting angry at that fish.  So i see him later and i go "man , you were really yelling at that fish to get in your boat, why?"  and he goes "no, i was yelling at my stupid dog who was running around on shore and wouldn't get back in the boat."

 

Oh man, this reminds me of something that happened to me while fishing for Smallmouths during the summer. We were bank fishing when this woman starting yelling and swearing at a Husky that was wading in the water. half an hour later she came up to us and asked if we could help get the dog out of the water. Turns out she had been trying to get it to shore for the last hour but it kept ignoring her. Looked as though it was stalking the juvenile Smallies in the shallows and enjoying it a little too much haha. My girlfriend's sister went into the water and "landed" the dog in less two minutes.

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I  landed a 34" striper as I drifted under a bridge. With fish still flopping in the net, I hear a voice from straight above me on the bridge ask "did you catch that here"

 

People ask me what are you fishing for =my standard answer "because I like it"

A met a warden  once that didn`t see the humor=whatever.

C22

 

One more=While fishing stripers near a "darn" :laugh5: ,you know one of those big structures that holds back river water,I got snagged  .I`m rippin and jerkin the rod,the sassy shad comes free and right away a nice striper whacks it.Curious,I let the lure hit the bottom on the next cast,rip it up and stop,another striper hits it.After another 3 or 4 of the same thing,I put my buddy on the pattern.We started slammin `em good.Overheard from another boat,one guy says"man those guys are catching a lot of fish. The response form the other guy " yeah ,but they`re missing a lot too."

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"Can I see what you're usin? Oh.. they won't bite a black and blue beaver. Get yourself a green pumpkin one." *walks off*

 

1 minute later I catch one lol.

 

Another time some lady had a largemouth and showed it to me and said it was a smallie.

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Used to live in Oregon and was fishing the upper Willamette by Oregon city and was using a light spin rod with small jerk bait attached looking for bass or whatever.  I hook into this 25 # chinook salmon and fought in for a long time on eight pound test braid.  Got the beauty in and while it was laying by me on the bank all these joggers and walkers would stop (was by the river trail) by and say what's that or what kind of fish is that.  Even did you catch that here!!  I could tell I was fishing in an area where there is a lot of diversity!

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My wife

"Why can you fish out of season but not hunt" asking when northern opener is two weeks before bass. (And I was fishing for northern)

My reply

"Because you can catch and release Fish. You can't shoot a deer and expect to release it."

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Don't tie a Palmer with braid. Or that's gotta be 10 pounds it was like 3

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When I ran a charterboat for a living this was the most common "Dumb" thing I heard on a almost daily basis......"I've been fishing all my life and longer then you have been alive.  How are you going to tell me what works and what doesn't?  Umm, maybe because I was on the water almost everyday and know what was working and what wasn't.  But hey, when they are paying they can fish whatever way they wanted, just don't complain when it doesn't work.

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"There's only bluegill and catfish in that pond, your wasting your time with that bass gear." I've stumbled into some good fishing on small ponds in these old Apple orchards by trying for bass anyways.

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I snagged that salmon accidentally. (rope for line, trolling rod, upside down spinning reel and 10/0 weighted treble stuck in its back...

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The water is higher at the upper end of the lake and was serious!

Tom

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Killin' 'em floating with the #1 trout guide on the White River with ghoti and Long Mike,

a "pretend to be a guide" with clients nearly ran over us basically in the middle of the

river (what a clown). As he paseed and we hooked up a double, we overheard the guide

explainin why they had not caught a fish:   "We have been fishing close  to the dam and

the water is just too cold for these trout."

 

 

 

 

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Asked by a fisherman who had been inching his way closer and closer to me while we shore fished walleye, "What are you doing that I'm not?"

 

My response while feeling somewhat crowded, "Catching fish."

 

 

oe

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Asked by a fisherman who had been inching his way closer and closer to me while we shore fished walleye, "What are you doing that I'm not?"

My response while feeling somewhat crowded, "Catching fish."

oe

That's funny right there haha

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Used to live in Oregon and was fishing the upper Willamette by Oregon city and was using a light spin rod with small jerk bait attached looking for bass or whatever.  I hook into this 25 # chinook salmon and fought in for a long time on eight pound test braid.  Got the beauty in and while it was laying by me on the bank all these joggers and walkers would stop (was by the river trail) by and say what's that or what kind of fish is that.  Even did you catch that here!!  I could tell I was fishing in an area where there is a lot of diversity!

 

 

I know the area a bit.I have fiished the Will,Clack and the Mo and the De Chutes. My daughter lives in West Linn.Beautiful country.

C22

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