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#1258036 - 03/25/09 12:14 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
The bull sharks down here in FL are pretty mean.


Finally, something we can agree on! \:\)

I was snook fishing at Fort Meyers Beach a couple years back and a 7 footer blasted out of a channel and grabbed a big snook from right in front of me. I re-evaluated the wisdom of wade fishing in the surf after that.

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#1260429 - 03/26/09 09:21 AM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: 4onaside]
Tubakka
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HA! Down at Sebastien Inlet, BD, I hear people talk all the time about bulls and the occasional tigers, and jewfish, taking trophy snook and reds off the hook. My buddy Rodney has had the heads of 150 pound tarpon come up down there on his line. Strike, run, PURE VIOLENT HEAD THROWS, slack....I hope to do that. I'm going for tarpon off the beach in a week or so at Smyrna. Apparently they get 100 plus pounders off the beach, and the tackle I've got is more than enough for a 50" red, but this will give it a test. Bd, you come down here often? We oughtta hook up. I know a guy who has the inlet game down. His biggest snook out of sebastien was right at 50". All artificials. His biggest red that I've seen was 63". I didn't even nkow they got that big. Even if I move back to TN for a time [musicians getting laid off like crazy, both my managers as of yesterday, gone in the past 2 months...] I intend to come back often.

OH, for you nutso fly guys looking for something different...Hey bd, come down with your gheenoe and let's go after these clown knife fish in the Osborne-Ida chain. Exotic that took to the lake from teh aquarium trade. Apparently I they like live threadfins and little rapalas, but I don't think they've been pursued on fly yet. Not a whole lot of them in there, but just enough to target. They apparently fight like they're possessed with legion and get up to 15 pounds. Also...bowfin man. They get big here. Fun fun fish.

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#1260463 - 03/26/09 09:37 AM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: Tubakka]
Tubakka
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On the bull sharks, I forgot...my grandma got me shark week for my birthday [hours spent at her place eating home cooked meals watching that on the old Discovery channel]. Now I don't think sharks got hunting people...they just go hunting. They're indifferent. Not stupid enough to attack something they can't handle but stupid enough to not know those boundaries from time to time. This guy is hosting the show with Nigel Marvin, and they're just letting these bull sharks swim around them, and he's like "Oh it's okay...there's no blood, and they're just curious...they're not going to hurt us." Then a bull turns and administers a little "curiousity" to the guy's left calf. It's just a teaser bite, but still...these are sharks. It doesn't take much. I just think it's ridiculous and appalling how we go from wanting to kill them all in the late 70's to now wanting to hug them and send them Omaha Steaks gift baskets. It's just as dangerous to teach people, ESPECIALLY the target audience of children to young adults, that sharks AREN'T dangerous and it's OKAY to go swimming with bull sharks, as it is to teach that they are all evil and out to eat you. Why can't people find the equilibrium?
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#1260626 - 03/26/09 11:10 AM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: Tubakka]
mike243
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i lived in melbourn in the middle 70"s & that was my favorite place to fish,coarse i liked the innercoastol water ways also,we always went out deep sea fishing from port canavrol (sp),it was a mud parking lot back then,went back for a fishing trip in the early 80's & nice parking lots ect reckon times changed quickley after we came home to Tn,mike243
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#1260922 - 03/26/09 03:13 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
Bd, you come down here often?


I get down to Florida at least once or twice a year, but I usually head to the Gulf Coast and fish the flats around Tampa Bay. I'll probably go down for a few days some time in May.

I've been wanting to hit Mosquito Lagoon but it's a little far. My in-laws live in Winter Haven, which is kind of right in the middle of the state, but there's just no convenient way to get to the East Coast from there.

bd

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#1260923 - 03/26/09 03:14 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
Now I don't think sharks got hunting people...they just go hunting.


After watching them snatch spawning snook out of the surf, I'm convinced that a lot of shallow water attacks happen because the bull sharks just dart in from deep water into the shallows and grab, and they do it so fast they don't have time to fully evaluate what they're grabbing.

bd

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#1264702 - 03/28/09 02:20 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: B.D.]
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I caught this lake trout in Percy Priest a few years ago. It was a cold, rainey day and I was casting a South Bend Itzzy Duzzy on four pound line when the leviathan hit. At first I thought it was a drum but Chewbacca told me it was a lake trout.

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#1264949 - 03/28/09 05:07 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: bowriter]
ewc
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That's a snook, not a lake trout. Snook are everywhere. I've seen them at the bar.

Cheebaccr knows not hees feesh.

I'm surprised you caught it wearing that camo-

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#1268101 - 03/30/09 11:54 AM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: bowriter]
B.D.
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Those drum look a lot like redfish - I'm pretty sure they are in the same family. I wonder how they would taste blackened. \:\)

bd

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#1268151 - 03/30/09 12:34 PM Re: Lake Trout in Norris Lake [Re: B.D.]
ewc
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Sciaenidae-

Same family, different genera.

Freshwater drum taste like dirt. Blackened = burnt dirt.

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