Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#1505778 - 09/17/09 10:00 AM A Funny Fish Story
gil1
12 Point


Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6339
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline


This was taken from a rag titled "The Seabreeze News" published in San Leon, TX - a town that describes itself as a small drinking community with a large fishing problem.

A R-eel Fish Story.

Two weeks ago a group of four men, Steve Hoyland Jr. with friends Bruce, Ken and Erik, set off on an overnight offshore fishing trip. They left at noon on Tuesday and went about 120 miles out into the Gulf.

They were having a great night of fishing... Two went below to catch some sleep.. two remaining on deck were catching fish and drinking beer...

All at once, Bruce got a big run on his line. This thing went all around the boat and took more than twenty minutes to bring up to the surface. When they got it to the surface, they could not tell what it was. It looked prehistoric.

Steve Jr. put a gaff in it and the two men dragged it aboard the 33 ft boat. As soon as the big creature hit the deck, it went crazy, attacking them. It was an eel over 6ft long, weighing close to 100 pounds. It had a mouth full of sharp teeth and was extremely pissed off.

The eel was later estimated to be sixty years old. Bruce said it came at him and Steve, Jr. like an anaconda, rearing it's head up and striking at them like a rattlesnake. It was highly agitated and quite energetic.

In the midst of thrashing around, the creature fell below onto the floor between the two sleeping men, Erik and Ken. When they heard the thud and turned on the light, the eel raised it's head right above Ken's face. Erik rolled over and grabbed his 9mm pistol. Steve Jr. starting yelling, "don't shoot the gun in the boat! we are 120 miles from land!" Next thing you know, all four fishermen were on the deck and the gigantic eel had sole possession of the bottom of the boat.

The four needed to work up a plan of action, so they drank beer while considering a strategy. It was determined that Steve Jr. would distract the eel because he had drank the most alcohol and believed he was bullet proof. He opened up the sliding door down below to see what the "monster" was doing. As the door opened, the eel came up the two steps biting at anything along the way. The four brave men then ran to the wheel house like women and slammed the door shut. They never did identify which one of them screamed like a girl.

Inside the wheelhouse, the started calming down and decided they would drink a couple more beers. They then hatched a new plan. Steve Jr. went out on the deck to get the beast's attention. The eel attacked and Steve Jr. climbed up on top of the captain's chair. Ken threw a blanket on top of the giant eel while Erick and Bruce beat the hell out of it with a steel gaff and a large ice chest lid. After the creature was finally subdued, they put it into a large ice chest, and closed the lid on it.

The four brave sailors all got themselves a beer and were laughing at the situation when the lid of the ice chest was suddenly knocked off and the eel sprang onto the deck and resumed his attack.. Bruce stated that the eel was clearly out for vengeance. The four men each picked up something and the fight was on. After beating the creature with gaffs, ice chest lids and fire extinguishers again, they once more subdued the massive carnivore and put it back into the ice chest. This time, they tied the lid down and put another ice chest on top of that one.

Eighteen hours later, they returned to the dock and started unloading the boat. None of them was anxious to open the lid to the ice chest. In fact, they did "rock, paper, scissors" to determine who would pop the lid!

Above is a picture of Bruce Gordy with the eel that he caught and bravely fought in that epic and desperate battle for control on the high seas.

References
SeaBreeze. The Bayside's favorite Newspaper. http://www.seabreezenews.com
Author: Steve Hoyland, Sr.
_________________________
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

Top
#1505801 - 09/17/09 10:09 AM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: gil1]
B.D.
8 Point


Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 1484
Loc: Hendersonville TN

Offline
I had a night like that with a brook trout once. Mean fish.

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (09/17/09 10:09 AM)

Top
#1505836 - 09/17/09 10:28 AM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: B.D.]
bowriter
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/31/02
Posts: 42033
Loc: Lebanon,TN USA

Offline
I'm not sure, but I think I was on that trip. Seems like I recall something similar when a cottonmouth fell in the boat with me and Keith Sutton.
_________________________

Constipation has ruined many a good day. Not as many as stupidity, though.

Top
#1505965 - 09/17/09 11:31 AM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: bowriter]
gil1
12 Point


Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6339
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: bowriter
I'm not sure, but I think I was on that trip. Seems like I recall something similar when a cottonmouth fell in the boat with me and Keith Sutton.

I think you had all the beer but there was no eel involved.
Or fish for that matter.
Or snake.
Or boat.
I don't even think Sutton was there.
_________________________
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

Top
#1506032 - 09/17/09 12:04 PM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: gil1]
easy45
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 29759
Loc: Chester County

sleepy Online
lol
_________________________
Work to live, Live to hunt

Top
#1506036 - 09/17/09 12:07 PM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: easy45]
JohnnyBond
Cat Man
Non-Typical


Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 35734
Loc:

Offline
\:D
Top
#1506220 - 09/17/09 01:09 PM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: JohnnyBond]
Bertman
16 Point


Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 18698
Loc: TREESTAND

Offline
\:D
_________________________
GO VOLS,GO TITANS,Button Buck Killer
OFFICAL MEMBER OF THE GAYTURD HATERS
WHITETAIL MAFIA

Top
#1506682 - 09/17/09 05:32 PM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: easy45]
spitndrum
Team TLBB Woodpile Boys
Non-Typical


Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 51376
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

Offline
\:D
_________________________
<(((< Bowfish or NO FISH!
SUPREME HUNTING OUTDOORS PRO STAFF

Top
#1507134 - 09/17/09 08:48 PM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: spitndrum]
44fanatic
12 Point


Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 6126
Loc: Clarksville, Montgomery Cnty

Offline
That was a good laugh...need a beer now
_________________________
Bill

Top
#1507716 - 09/18/09 08:14 AM Re: A Funny Fish Story [Re: 44fanatic]
44fanatic
12 Point


Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 6126
Loc: Clarksville, Montgomery Cnty

Offline
Bet the eel got even more vicsious with every beer they drank
_________________________
Bill

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105856
RUGER
87560
Deer Assassin
65608
BSK
61366
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
buckslayer85, crose84, Fisher 1959, AKeys, GUIDO
13383 Registered Users
Who's Online
100 registered (JAY B, tbird13, Jeff!, timberjack86, ad28, Bigg'un4214, 16 invisible) and 159 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13382 Members
42 Forums
95660 Topics
1119717 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.076 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.