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I was fishing a pond last weekend that is known to have big fish in it.  I had been fishing for about 20 minutes and caught 2 small fish and apparently there had been a gator watching me cause he was swimming over towards me.  I cast again right under a tree and got a huge bite.  As I got the fish closer to the bank the gator swam over and chomped down.  Not sure what to do and not wanting to lose this huge fish, I let the gator take the fish under.  

After about 10 minutes, the gator gave up and I was able to get the fish on to the bank.  Unfortunately he was already dead.

The fish weighed a solid 9lb's, you can see the bite marks towards the tail.  

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how big was the gator?

That sucks. Usually with a small fish you can man- handle him into the boat to escape the jaws of death.........but not with a 9 lber.

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ooooh. Ouch. I'm suprised it didnt do more damage. I have come to find that gators are lazy eaters. The big ones anywyayz. Those little ones storm anything that moves.

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the gator was about 5 1/2ft long, we ended up catching him and taking him to DNR.  The pond was in a neighborhood and we'd hate for that son of a gun to grab a dog or something.  

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the gator was about 5 1/2ft long, we ended up catching him and taking him to DNR. The pond was in a neighborhood and we'd hate for that son of a gun to grab a dog or something.

Took him to DNR, pansy. You should have went happy gilmore and wrestled it to death.  ;D

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yeah, a 51/2 footer makes good eating.... not that any one condones doing any thing illegal.

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yeah, a 51/2 footer makes good eating.... not that any one condones doing any thing illegal.

i'd eat it

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It's amazing how LITTLE damage a gator can do when he so chooses.

I had a small (4 foot) one take a plastic bobber in his mouth, suck on it like was a piece of hard candy and spit it out without so much as a scratch.  Weirdest thing.

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Amazing story!  I have seen plenty of gators, and have had them chase my top water lures, but never had one actually snag a fish from me.  Although, I am sure they would if they had a chance!

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The cooler story would've been, " So then I dove in and punched him repeatedly in the face until he let go of my fish".

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believe me, catching the thing was a job in itself, he climbed out of the bed of the truck twice before we finally had to tape his legs up.  And about eating him, the DNR guy we took him to is licensed to sell the meat to restaurants so I'm sure the gator will make somebody a good meal

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