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Finally got my yellow magic and scum frog in the mail today, so I decide to go to a local pond and try them out. Now I didn't expect to catch any thing, so All I took was 1 rod and the yellow magic. No pliers or cell phone (to call for help). So I throw it out in open water and begin working it back to the bank. About 20 yds from the bank, here come a duck out of the miffle of nowhere. It begins attacking my new $15.00 lure and I panic, so I jerk real hard. Bad mistake. Now I have one mad duck on the end of my line and the fight is on. That thing was taking drag. The duck went around a tree, and up on the bank. I was pulling, and he was pulling. No all the other duck come to see what is going on. After 20 minutes the duck tires down enough I can rell him up to the bank. When I get the duck up close I see he is hooked in the leg between the two bones with the back hook. Now remeber I had no pliers and I ain't losing this bait. So the duck is pretty calm, until I reach down and grab him by the foot and all hell breaks loose. He starts rolling and thring to get me with his other foot and trying to peck me with it's beak. I faught with that duck for probabbly 30 minutes. I was finally able to put my foot on his head and hold on to one foot, but he still had one free foot and two wings. Finally the hole in his let got big enough that I was able to get the hook out.

When it was ll said and done he swam back to the other ducks, and I look down and I am bleading. Don't know if it was the duck or the extra hook on the yellow magic, but I got quite a few spots with band aids on them.

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I almost have you beat. I went out this morning before sunup to one of my local spots to bank fish. I'm wondering where all of the weeds and vegatation that the bass have been hanging under has gone to. As It gets a little lighter I look down to my right and see this:

scotirishweb.jpg

They are having a Scot-Irish Festival on the park near by and bought along the flippin Loch Ness monster and its twin.

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ROFLMAO!!! Oh Man!! ;D ;D I'm laughing so hard right now my stomache hurts!!!

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well, I thought I would find something on how to remove a hook from a bird.  about all I could find is...

Handling Live Birds

The Canadian Wildlife Service provides the following bird handling guidelines:

Seabirds have strongly pointed or hooked bills and will inflict damage to a person's hand or body. Before handling a bird, it may be advisable to put on a pair of gloves. NEVER HOLD A BIRD CLOSE TO YOUR EYES. Get the bird on board as quickly and gently as possible and, depending upon the size of the bird, seize the bill (large birds like an albatross) or immobilize their wings (medium to small birds like fulmars, shearwaters, auks, gulls).

1 Grab the bill.

2 Restrain the wings to prevent flapping.

3 Determine location of hook.

4 Cut barbed end off with pliers.

5 Remove hook from body or bill.

*If hooks were swallowed, do not remove hook backward up a bird's throat.

First, attempt to reach down the bird's throat and remove the hook.

If unable to reach hook, make a small (1-2 cm) incision in the bird's neck and pull out the hook.

If an incision is made, place bird in a dark, clean, dry box for 1-2 hours to let it recover. Return to the water only during the daylight hours.

http://www.canadiansablefish.com/mgmtplan.htm

must be a better one than that... but this is at least something..

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Hi all,

This is one of the funniest thread I've read and I thought I would bring it back for everyone to read.

Please read from page 1 and then come back to the attached pic. The link to the picture failed so I had to ask minuteman to send it to me. I lost my computer talent at that point.

Keri

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Thats pretty funny. Not trying to be a downer but catching birds is pretty common place when fishing with plugs in saltwater. I have heard of guys catching more gulls than fish. I personally have only caught one and the bird seemed to understand that I was just trying to help. He just watched me pull the hook out of foot and flew off.

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A couple of weeks ago my buddy was fishing the small pond at his house.  He threw his cast and in mid-air a bird intercepted the line, flew up into a tree, and kicked the worm free from his foot.  As soon as the worm hit the water, a small bass hit it.  I told him that is about as natural of a presentation as you can get!

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I've landed two pelicans on a single cast.  Can't find a good picture right now, but if you fish saltwater it happens a lot.  Only the young dumb pelicans, the older ones have the sense not to try to eat squid off a hook. 

OTOH, its fun to watch ANYthing eat a 10" black sea bass in one gulp.

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well, I thought I would find something on how to remove a hook from a bird. about all I could find is...

Handling Live Birds

The Canadian Wildlife Service provides the following bird handling guidelines:

Seabirds have strongly pointed or hooked bills and will inflict damage to a person's hand or body. Before handling a bird, it may be advisable to put on a pair of gloves. NEVER HOLD A BIRD CLOSE TO YOUR EYES. Get the bird on board as quickly and gently as possible and, depending upon the size of the bird, seize the bill (large birds like an albatross) or immobilize their wings (medium to small birds like fulmars, shearwaters, auks, gulls).

1 Grab the bill.

2 Restrain the wings to prevent flapping.

3 Determine location of hook.

4 Cut barbed end off with pliers.

5 Remove hook from body or bill.

*If hooks were swallowed, do not remove hook backward up a bird's throat.

First, attempt to reach down the bird's throat and remove the hook.

If unable to reach hook, make a small (1-2 cm) incision in the bird's neck and pull out the hook.

If an incision is made, place bird in a dark, clean, dry box for 1-2 hours to let it recover. Return to the water only during the daylight hours.

http://www.canadiansablefish.com/mgmtplan.htm

must be a better one than that... but this is at least something..

There is a better one:

1. Reel in duck

2. Grasp firmly around the head

3. Twist until a "pop" is heard

4. Field clean

5. Baste and roast at 350 degrees for 1 hour

6. Enjoy your dinner while writing a thank you letter to yellow magic

Seriously though that's a funny storey

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Finally got my yellow magic and scum frog in the mail today, so I decide to go to a local pond and try them out. Now I didn't expect to catch any thing, so All I took was 1 rod and the yellow magic. No pliers or cell phone (to call for help). So I throw it out in open water and begin working it back to the bank. About 20 yds from the bank, here come a duck out of the miffle of nowhere. It begins attacking my new $15.00 lure and I panic, so I jerk real hard. Bad mistake. Now I have one mad duck on the end of my line and the fight is on. That thing was taking drag. The duck went around a tree, and up on the bank. I was pulling, and he was pulling. No all the other duck come to see what is going on. After 20 minutes the duck tires down enough I can rell him up to the bank. When I get the duck up close I see he is hooked in the leg between the two bones with the back hook. Now remeber I had no pliers and I ain't losing this bait. So the duck is pretty calm, until I reach down and grab him by the foot and all hell breaks loose. He starts rolling and thring to get me with his other foot and trying to peck me with it's beak. I faught with that duck for probabbly 30 minutes. I was finally able to put my foot on his head and hold on to one foot, but he still had one free foot and two wings. Finally the hole in his let got big enough that I was able to get the hook out.

When it was ll said and done he swam back to the other ducks, and I look down and I am bleading. Don't know if it was the duck or the extra hook on the yellow magic, but I got quite a few spots with band aids on them.

great story

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After reading the advice from the Canadian agency, there's only one conclusion possible.

I've always known that Canadians are different than us, but I had no idea they had three hands..

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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