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#3150709 - 02/03/13 09:21 PM Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing??
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I was throwing a cast net 2-3 years ago below wheeler dam in the swift water and caught a needlefish... I brought it back to the cabin and showed the family and released it back.. it was about 10 inches long and 3/4 inch diameter.. I couldnt beleive it.. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http...ed=0CIsBEPwdMA4
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#3150716 - 02/03/13 09:25 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: pressfit]
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I also caught a big ole waterdog..mudpuppy years ago on a limb line.. it was about a foot long... I thought it was dead,when i touched it.. it started wiggling and flipping and it creeped me out.. I cut it loose and let it go..lol..
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#3150731 - 02/03/13 09:35 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: pressfit]
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Dropped my lure in front of a cottonmouth and caught it... Also below old hickory dam last year I was on my boat and some Mexicans on the bank caught a eel, they asked me to take it off the hook... Lol... Well that was the slimiest bass-turd I have ever grabbed a hold of.

I've also caught ducks while grass carp fishing in ponds. Not that strange considering ducks live eating white bread.

My buddy caught a rock bass last year that had part of a hook coming out its butt hole.
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#3150760 - 02/03/13 09:49 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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I've caught a mudpuppy as well, caught sculpin, logperch, but I bet I'm one of a very few people to actually reel in a rock haha
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#3150828 - 02/03/13 10:15 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
I've caught a mudpuppy as well, caught sculpin, logperch, but I bet I'm one of a very few people to actually reel in a rock haha
oh I have reeled in a rock too \:D last time I caught sculpin, I was wading a creek at night in between turkey hunts on public land. With a flashlight I was catching banded sculpin, studfish, tadpoles, and tons of crawfish with my bare hands. I have caught logperch in the cast net on occasion.

Never seen or caught a mud puppy...
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#3150929 - 02/04/13 03:58 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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rocks, mussels, octopus(NOT in tn \:D ),saw a guy catch an osprey in nc, turtles...
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#3151004 - 02/04/13 07:17 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: stik]
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Caught an owl one night while bass fishing. I cast out a spinnerbait and suddenly felt the line jerk without hearing the spinnerbait hit the water. After a pretty weird fight with my line being up in the air, I finally reeled in a screech owl. The spinnerbait was in one of his feet or whatever you call them on an owl. I was finally able to net him and I just cut the fishing line. I tried to pull the hook out with a pair of needle nose pliers but the hook fell out while the owl was flopping around in the net.

When the owl finally flew off after flopping around in the boat for a while, I was not sure who was shook up more: him or me. \:D
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#3151034 - 02/04/13 07:54 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: GRAMPS]
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I once caught a pipeline hanger fishing under a bridge. I was using 80# line on my catfish pole. Hanger weighed about 50#. Once I got it loose from the bottom it made me think I had a fish.
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#3151073 - 02/04/13 08:26 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Craddock1]
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I have caught or seen a little bit of everything caught - rocks, shoes, beer cans, fishing plugs, rod & reel, etc.

The most odd was that a few years ago I caugt a Hellbender while sauger fishing at Cordell Hull. I had no idea what it was until we did some research. We knew it was too big to be a water dog or mud puppy. It looked like a swamp monster to me. \:\) It was not too happy to have a sauger jig and stinger hook in its side. It latched on to a pair of pliars as we were trying to get it unhooked. The reasearch that we did said that they were relatively calm until provoked. I guess having 4 hooks in it along with being pulled backwards from 50 ft of water to the surface was enough to provoke it. \:\)

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#3151081 - 02/04/13 08:35 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: TN Larry]
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This lamprey was stuck on the side of a big grass carp.


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#3151103 - 02/04/13 09:02 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Mossy Oak]
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 Originally Posted By: Mossy Oak
This lamprey was stuck on the side of a big grass carp.


dang I hooked a carp one time that had a lamprey on it, but it came unlatched before I landed the fish.
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#3151210 - 02/04/13 10:29 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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#3151398 - 02/04/13 01:27 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I caught a hybrid bass that had a lamprey on it. Probably the most strange to me. Im sure lampreys get caught often though.
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#3151411 - 02/04/13 01:36 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: woodsman87]
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I've caught a ton of crabs and some stingrays but that was in Louisiana. Other than that, nothing too exciting.
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#3151459 - 02/04/13 02:28 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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caught a trotline on time, that wasn't strange the body hung up in the trotline was though. Burnt all day messing with the LEOs, wanted to haul him back with my boat, I said NO,NO,NO.
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#3151503 - 02/04/13 03:04 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: huntintn]
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 Originally Posted By: huntintn
caught a trotline on time, that wasn't strange the body hung up in the trotline was though. Burnt all day messing with the LEOs, wanted to haul him back with my boat, I said NO,NO,NO.
What???You hooked a trot line,with a dead body on it???
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#3151582 - 02/04/13 04:29 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: huntintn
caught a trotline on time, that wasn't strange the body hung up in the trotline was though. Burnt all day messing with the LEOs, wanted to haul him back with my boat, I said NO,NO,NO.
What???You hooked a trot line,with a dead body on it???
Yep hung in on a crankbait when I pulled the line up to get my bait a body was hooked 3 ft from wher my crankbait was. From the looks of it it had been there awhile. Tied a marker bouye to the trot line and went to call LEOs.
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#3151626 - 02/04/13 04:54 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: huntintn]
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 Originally Posted By: huntintn
caught a trotline on time, that wasn't strange the body hung up in the trotline was though. Burnt all day messing with the LEOs, wanted to haul him back with my boat, I said NO,NO,NO.



Ding..Ding...Ding...We have a winner!!! Wow!

I caught a sea turtle once...not near as weird as a human body though
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#3151638 - 02/04/13 05:02 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Dbllunger]
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I caught a 10lb or so coon one night on a jitterbug. Put up a heck of fight too.
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#3151672 - 02/04/13 05:21 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
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yeah...the dead body wins \:D

I've seen a hellbender while fishing, but didn't actually catch it. It was big though...nearly 2 feet long.

Other stuff...
- a mussel or two,
- a crappie with a lamprey attached
- My dad and I caught the same bass at the same time (it ate both of our lures and we reeled it in together)
- A couple of rocks (mostly with crankbaits)
- Grass carp on a crankbait (9 lbs)
- 2 or 3 times had bass eat the bream I was reeling in
- My son and I caught a flathead catfish last year in a pay lake that supposedly only had channel cats in it (owner was pretty surprised!)
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#3151696 - 02/04/13 05:45 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Crosshairy]
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I caught a rock one time that was bigger than a softball.
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#3151833 - 02/04/13 07:03 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: RUGER]
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I caught a rod and reel when i was about 9, that my dad had thrown in the lake when he was 11, It was pretty neat.

My grandad lives on a 700+ acre lake in southwest memphis, and was in the boat when my dad threw it in the water out of frustration, was also in the boat when i pulled up the old rod. Really neat to me, I loved telling him what i had caught!
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#3151852 - 02/04/13 07:11 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
I've caught a mudpuppy as well, caught sculpin, logperch, but I bet I'm one of a very few people to actually reel in a rock haha
oh I have reeled in a rock too \:D last time I caught sculpin, I was wading a creek at night in between turkey hunts on public land. With a flashlight I was catching banded sculpin, studfish, tadpoles, and tons of crawfish with my bare hands. I have caught logperch in the cast net on occasion.

Never seen or caught a mud puppy...


hey hey, good I'm not alone in reeling in a rock \:D
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#3151923 - 02/04/13 07:36 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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A bundle of oregano. Or was it thyme or rosemary? I don't remember. But I was fishing in Gulf Islands Nat'l park and hooked something. Reeled it in, and it was a bundle of herbs (the legal kind).
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#3152062 - 02/04/13 08:54 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: moondawg]
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a blue lobster
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#3152173 - 02/04/13 09:53 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: northeasthunter]
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A budddy of mine caught a catfish basket full of catfish while we were sauger fishing the tn river . It was full of channel cats we thought he hung a log but you could feel them moving on the line . He was using 40lb fireline and hauled in atleast 80lbs of fish .
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#3152186 - 02/04/13 10:01 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: chip]
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last year my family and I was fishing the swift water below wheeler dam and I had a anchor tied with a yellow rope to the front of the boat.. we got ready to move and the anchor was hung up and would not let go..I had to cut the line and lost my (store bought) anchor.. we moved to another spot.. probably 100 feet away ..I made a cast and hooked something.. I reeled it in and it was a blue rope with a (store bought) anchor attached... I tied it on and went right on fishing..LOL
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#3152268 - 02/04/13 10:57 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Crosshairy]
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
yeah...the dead body wins \:D

I've seen a hellbender while fishing, but didn't actually catch it. It was big though...nearly 2 feet long.

Other stuff...
- a mussel or two,
- a crappie with a lamprey attached
- My dad and I caught the same bass at the same time (it ate both of our lures and we reeled it in together)
- A couple of rocks (mostly with crankbaits)
- Grass carp on a crankbait (9 lbs)
- 2 or 3 times had bass eat the bream I was reeling in
- My son and I caught a flathead catfish last year in a pay lake that supposedly only had channel cats in it (owner was pretty surprised!)
a buddy and I once caught the same bullhead at the same time... He took both our baits in a row
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#3152305 - 02/05/13 12:19 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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Underwear, rocks, a 30 pound anchor, and a duck I guess are the strangest things I can remember catching.

I set the hook on the anchor with a rattletrap (at least that's what I think I was throwing) and you talk about a fight. It had probably 30-40 foot of rope on it. When the rope got tight I had no clue what I had. I eased the boat up and the anchor rope came into view.

The duck I caught on a jig. The wind caught the jig (crappie jig) and the duck flew right into it. 6lb braided line that was 2lb diameter. Try pulling that in by hand with a duck trying to get under docks on you. I cut the hook and ran it back out. He was happy to get set free.
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#3152593 - 02/05/13 09:39 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: SilverFox]
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Jet Ski. In a tournament half way back in a 400-500 yard long creek channel (cove) and jet ski came hauling in 45mph 20 ft from us. Got to the back of the cove, turned around, and headed out... again hauling balls. My partner dropped his pole, grabbed another with a football jig and whizzed it at least 1,000 mph at them. Busted the cover for the front console on the ski. As they stopped my buddy started yelling and jumped in the driver seat to give chase I guess. They took off scared to death, yanking my buddies pole off the boat. I was stunned at the whole situation and I couldn't stop laughing at how mad he was, even though it pissed me off too! Looking back, he could have killed one of them with that jig! Not to mention, it was a teen with his girlfriend on the ski.
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#3152601 - 02/05/13 09:44 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Lets see, have caught a bat, a pelican, used to catch bullfrogs with small bass poppers and a 70's vintage F-250 with a camper on it with my flyrod....sure did destroy that rod and reel!
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#3152779 - 02/05/13 12:21 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Unicam]
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Caught several ducks, and 2 geese. Caught a few snapping turtles. Broken rods and reels. My own rod and reel that I got mad and threw in the water. A unopened 6 pack of miller light. And a fishing net.

But i feel like I have caught nothing strange compared to a dead body...
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#3152895 - 02/05/13 02:14 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Crosshairy]
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seagull dove in after my fly
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I would like to catch a mermaid however.
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#3153228 - 02/05/13 07:38 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: huntintn]
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 Originally Posted By: huntintn
caught a trotline on time, that wasn't strange the body hung up in the trotline was though. Burnt all day messing with the LEOs, wanted to haul him back with my boat, I said NO,NO,NO.


Wow, thats shocking enough just to read, I can only imagine how you must have felt whne you saw it.
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#3153230 - 02/05/13 07:41 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Unicam]
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
Lets see, have caught a bat, a pelican, used to catch bullfrogs with small bass poppers and a 70's vintage F-250 with a camper on it with my flyrod....sure did destroy that rod and reel!


Hold it?! You caught a truck? I have to know, how.
Now if you're anything like me at fly fishing, many things behind and above me have been hooked haha.
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#3153237 - 02/05/13 07:49 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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My scuba instructor at Mtsu took a class to stones river. They dove in and started diving, one student found a car that had a body in it. Not fishing but quite a find. Police identified the car and missing person... Guess you never know what's down there...
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#3153273 - 02/05/13 08:11 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: doubledownranch]
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Me and my fishing bud were carp fishing one day on the French broad. Carp yanked his only rod in the water. A minute or two later I got a bite. My hook went through the last eyelet on the rod that got pulled in. I reeled in his rod and then reeled in his fish.
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#3153288 - 02/05/13 08:17 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: SES]
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 Originally Posted By: SES
Me and my fishing bud were carp fishing one day on the French broad. Carp yanked his only rod in the water. A minute or two later I got a bite. My hook went through the last eyelet on the rod that got pulled in. I reeled in his rod and then reeled in his fish.


So who claimed the fish..You or your friend???? hahaha
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#3153312 - 02/05/13 08:36 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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He bought the beverages the next time we went. I'd have let him claim the fish.
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#3154487 - 02/06/13 09:47 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: SES]
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Rod and reel, sea doo, bucket, boot, rock, mussel, turtle, duck,bat, eel, glove, plastic chair.
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#3154886 - 02/07/13 10:44 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
Lets see, have caught a bat, a pelican, used to catch bullfrogs with small bass poppers and a 70's vintage F-250 with a camper on it with my flyrod....sure did destroy that rod and reel!


Hold it?! You caught a truck? I have to know, how.
Now if you're anything like me at fly fishing, many things behind and above me have been hooked haha.


I was flyfishing Pass Lake in Washington state a long long time ago and on a false cast I hooked the mirror of a 70's era Ford F-250 that was going down the highway. My line was coming off the reel so fast it was crazy. I started to grab the line and glad I didnt. When it hit the end of the backing on the reel it poped off, but so did the reel pop off the pole, destroying an old bamboo rod and good fly reel that my grandfather had given me.
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#3154968 - 02/07/13 12:11 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: AllOutdoors]
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Caught a beaver in the tail, now that was a fight!!!
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#3155352 - 02/07/13 05:58 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Unicam]
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
Lets see, have caught a bat, a pelican, used to catch bullfrogs with small bass poppers and a 70's vintage F-250 with a camper on it with my flyrod....sure did destroy that rod and reel!


Hold it?! You caught a truck? I have to know, how.
Now if you're anything like me at fly fishing, many things behind and above me have been hooked haha.


I was flyfishing Pass Lake in Washington state a long long time ago and on a false cast I hooked the mirror of a 70's era Ford F-250 that was going down the highway. My line was coming off the reel so fast it was crazy. I started to grab the line and glad I didnt. When it hit the end of the backing on the reel it poped off, but so did the reel pop off the pole, destroying an old bamboo rod and good fly reel that my grandfather had given me.


Oh that sucks! And you probably couldn't do that again if you tried, even though I hope no one would.
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#3159652 - 02/11/13 10:56 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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Caught the remains of a Coleman lantern several years ago. The glass was gone, tank full of mud and about rusted away, but I still have the brass parts off of it. A cheap spincast rod & reel; hooked it through one of the guides.
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#3160481 - 02/11/13 10:19 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: pressfit]
B.D.
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One time I was fishing alone at night for stripers, throwing big Cordell Redfins. I was catching quite a few fish - not any big ones, but there were schoolies busting bait all around, and the action was fast.

Anyway, at one point I landed a small striper that was probably about 20 inches long, and as I lifted him into the boat, he came unhooked and fell in the floorboard of my boat. I set down my rod and absentmindedly laid the Redfin in my boat seat, and then I grabbed the striper off the floor of my boat and tossed him back in the lake.

And that's where I messed up. I forgot the Redfin was sitting in my seat, and I sat back down on it. Two prongs of the treble hooks went right through the coveralls and jeans I was wearing and stuck me right in the butt. And at the same time, a few more prongs of the treble hooks went into the vinyl cover of my boat seat. So then the hooks were in my butt, and more hooks were in my seat, and the Redfin was holding the seat against my butt so that I could neither remove the seat from my butt nor get a hand into a place where I could remove the hooks from my backside.

I had to remove the seat from the pedestal, drive the boat back to the ramp with the pedestal seat sitting on top of the other seat (THANK GOD the lake was deserted and I didn't have to cross any boat wakes and drive the hooks further into my butt), then trailer my boat with the boat seat on my butt, and then drive back to my girlfriend's apartment with the pedestal seat sitting on top of my driver's seat in my car. At that point, with the assistance of my girlfriend, we decided my coveralls and jeans were less expensive than a replacement boat seat, so we cut the seat out of my pants, got the hooks out of my butt, and then carefully removed the other hooks from the boat seat with minimal damage.

So I guess the strangest thing I've caught while fishing is my own butt, though at least I did learn a valuable lesson about looking where I sit.

bd

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#3160488 - 02/11/13 10:25 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: B.D.]
ZachMarkus
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2 alligators one time when I was in Florida and about a 30 or 40 lb beaver on Wilson lake lol
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#3160516 - 02/11/13 11:08 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: B.D.]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: B.D.
One time I was fishing alone at night for stripers, throwing big Cordell Redfins. I was catching quite a few fish - not any big ones, but there were schoolies busting bait all around, and the action was fast.

Anyway, at one point I landed a small striper that was probably about 20 inches long, and as I lifted him into the boat, he came unhooked and fell in the floorboard of my boat. I set down my rod and absentmindedly laid the Redfin in my boat seat, and then I grabbed the striper off the floor of my boat and tossed him back in the lake.

And that's where I messed up. I forgot the Redfin was sitting in my seat, and I sat back down on it. Two prongs of the treble hooks went right through the coveralls and jeans I was wearing and stuck me right in the butt. And at the same time, a few more prongs of the treble hooks went into the vinyl cover of my boat seat. So then the hooks were in my butt, and more hooks were in my seat, and the Redfin was holding the seat against my butt so that I could neither remove the seat from my butt nor get a hand into a place where I could remove the hooks from my backside.

I had to remove the seat from the pedestal, drive the boat back to the ramp with the pedestal seat sitting on top of the other seat (THANK GOD the lake was deserted and I didn't have to cross any boat wakes and drive the hooks further into my butt), then trailer my boat with the boat seat on my butt, and then drive back to my girlfriend's apartment with the pedestal seat sitting on top of my driver's seat in my car. At that point, with the assistance of my girlfriend, we decided my coveralls and jeans were less expensive than a replacement boat seat, so we cut the seat out of my pants, got the hooks out of my butt, and then carefully removed the other hooks from the boat seat with minimal damage.

So I guess the strangest thing I've caught while fishing is my own butt, though at least I did learn a valuable lesson about looking where I sit.

bd
\:D \:D oh man that is a good one. the thought of going and trailering the boat and driving home all the while hooked to a boat seat is hilarious.
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#3160531 - 02/11/13 11:15 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: catman529]
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cotton mouth! lets just say he wasn't to pleased! haha
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#3160536 - 02/11/13 11:22 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: B.D.]
Outdoor life
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 Originally Posted By: B.D.
One time I was fishing alone at night for stripers, throwing big Cordell Redfins. I was catching quite a few fish - not any big ones, but there were schoolies busting bait all around, and the action was fast.

Anyway, at one point I landed a small striper that was probably about 20 inches long, and as I lifted him into the boat, he came unhooked and fell in the floorboard of my boat. I set down my rod and absentmindedly laid the Redfin in my boat seat, and then I grabbed the striper off the floor of my boat and tossed him back in the lake.

And that's where I messed up. I forgot the Redfin was sitting in my seat, and I sat back down on it. Two prongs of the treble hooks went right through the coveralls and jeans I was wearing and stuck me right in the butt. And at the same time, a few more prongs of the treble hooks went into the vinyl cover of my boat seat. So then the hooks were in my butt, and more hooks were in my seat, and the Redfin was holding the seat against my butt so that I could neither remove the seat from my butt nor get a hand into a place where I could remove the hooks from my backside.

I had to remove the seat from the pedestal, drive the boat back to the ramp with the pedestal seat sitting on top of the other seat (THANK GOD the lake was deserted and I didn't have to cross any boat wakes and drive the hooks further into my butt), then trailer my boat with the boat seat on my butt, and then drive back to my girlfriend's apartment with the pedestal seat sitting on top of my driver's seat in my car. At that point, with the assistance of my girlfriend, we decided my coveralls and jeans were less expensive than a replacement boat seat, so we cut the seat out of my pants, got the hooks out of my butt, and then carefully removed the other hooks from the boat seat with minimal damage.

So I guess the strangest thing I've caught while fishing is my own butt, though at least I did learn a valuable lesson about looking where I sit.

bd


I'm sorry but I'm laughing while reading this. I'm sure after the "honey, I need a little help" question to her, you got an interesting look haha
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#3160623 - 02/12/13 06:26 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
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Crescent wrench at Ft Loundon
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#3160884 - 02/12/13 10:24 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: .243win]
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Baby alligator while shiner fishing for bass in Florida.
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#3160928 - 02/12/13 10:52 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Outdoor life]
Football Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
 Originally Posted By: B.D.
One time I was fishing alone at night for stripers, throwing big Cordell Redfins. I was catching quite a few fish - not any big ones, but there were schoolies busting bait all around, and the action was fast.

Anyway, at one point I landed a small striper that was probably about 20 inches long, and as I lifted him into the boat, he came unhooked and fell in the floorboard of my boat. I set down my rod and absentmindedly laid the Redfin in my boat seat, and then I grabbed the striper off the floor of my boat and tossed him back in the lake.

And that's where I messed up. I forgot the Redfin was sitting in my seat, and I sat back down on it. Two prongs of the treble hooks went right through the coveralls and jeans I was wearing and stuck me right in the butt. And at the same time, a few more prongs of the treble hooks went into the vinyl cover of my boat seat. So then the hooks were in my butt, and more hooks were in my seat, and the Redfin was holding the seat against my butt so that I could neither remove the seat from my butt nor get a hand into a place where I could remove the hooks from my backside.

I had to remove the seat from the pedestal, drive the boat back to the ramp with the pedestal seat sitting on top of the other seat (THANK GOD the lake was deserted and I didn't have to cross any boat wakes and drive the hooks further into my butt), then trailer my boat with the boat seat on my butt, and then drive back to my girlfriend's apartment with the pedestal seat sitting on top of my driver's seat in my car. At that point, with the assistance of my girlfriend, we decided my coveralls and jeans were less expensive than a replacement boat seat, so we cut the seat out of my pants, got the hooks out of my butt, and then carefully removed the other hooks from the boat seat with minimal damage.

So I guess the strangest thing I've caught while fishing is my own butt, though at least I did learn a valuable lesson about looking where I sit.

bd


I'm sorry but I'm laughing while reading this. I'm sure after the "honey, I need a little help" question to her, you got an interesting look haha
yeah,thats funny
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#3162034 - 02/13/13 07:10 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Football Hunter]
Rick Dillard
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Cottonmouth water moccasin while largemouth bass fishing.
Great blue heron while fishing for hybrid striped bass.

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#3162106 - 02/13/13 08:20 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: B.D.]
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 Originally Posted By: B.D.
One time I was fishing alone at night for stripers, throwing big Cordell Redfins. I was catching quite a few fish - not any big ones, but there were schoolies busting bait all around, and the action was fast.

Anyway, at one point I landed a small striper that was probably about 20 inches long, and as I lifted him into the boat, he came unhooked and fell in the floorboard of my boat. I set down my rod and absentmindedly laid the Redfin in my boat seat, and then I grabbed the striper off the floor of my boat and tossed him back in the lake.

And that's where I messed up. I forgot the Redfin was sitting in my seat, and I sat back down on it. Two prongs of the treble hooks went right through the coveralls and jeans I was wearing and stuck me right in the butt. And at the same time, a few more prongs of the treble hooks went into the vinyl cover of my boat seat. So then the hooks were in my butt, and more hooks were in my seat, and the Redfin was holding the seat against my butt so that I could neither remove the seat from my butt nor get a hand into a place where I could remove the hooks from my backside.

I had to remove the seat from the pedestal, drive the boat back to the ramp with the pedestal seat sitting on top of the other seat (THANK GOD the lake was deserted and I didn't have to cross any boat wakes and drive the hooks further into my butt), then trailer my boat with the boat seat on my butt, and then drive back to my girlfriend's apartment with the pedestal seat sitting on top of my driver's seat in my car. At that point, with the assistance of my girlfriend, we decided my coveralls and jeans were less expensive than a replacement boat seat, so we cut the seat out of my pants, got the hooks out of my butt, and then carefully removed the other hooks from the boat seat with minimal damage.

So I guess the strangest thing I've caught while fishing is my own butt, though at least I did learn a valuable lesson about looking where I sit.

bd


Sounds like that hurt a bit, but the mental image is cracking me up!!
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#3163041 - 02/13/13 07:57 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: pressfit]
Hunt 365
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Have caught a bat fly fishing, a seagull casting a jig, and a gator (in Florida) on a bass plug
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#3165652 - 02/15/13 10:14 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Hunt 365]
rocket04
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 218
Loc: blount co. tennessee

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i once caught a condom on a bandit crankbait in 10 feet of water, I once caught some fishing line around a dock on a spinnerbait that had a push button rod like a kid would use on one end and a 3 lb largemouth on the other end. my brother caught a bra on day and I must say the owner was well gifted lol.

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#3167125 - 02/17/13 10:22 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: pressfit]
BigCat
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Caught a $300 slalom ski on Priest one summer. Casted a crank bait near a downed log and snagged the boot. It was totally under water when I snagged it or someone would have surely grabbed it. I hope the skier wasn't stuck under the log!!
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#3167800 - 02/17/13 08:08 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: BigCat]
Bigg'un4214
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I caught a sea robin once as well as a toad fish. Both were ugly as sin. When I was about 13 I was casting in the back yard and caught a housecat. I also caught a filleted red fish in the intercostal waterway. The tide was going out and it put up a really good fight.
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#3167819 - 02/17/13 08:18 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Bigg'un4214]
Coach B
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Foul hooked a paddlefish around the tail once. Also watched my dad hook an aligator right on top of the head with a popping bug on a fly rod. We were at Disney World and its about the only thing I remember from the trip.
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#3168474 - 02/18/13 10:49 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: Mossy Oak]
LA man
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i caught an octapus while fishing for snapper way out in the gulf
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#3168535 - 02/18/13 11:47 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: LA man]
deerkiller300wsm
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I foul hooked my buddy's girl friend with a jig in the thigh once.......she never went fishing again with him
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#3168755 - 02/18/13 04:12 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
beechnut
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A buzz.... \:D \:D
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#3171037 - 02/20/13 05:17 PM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: beechnut]
ncboyhuntintn
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a radial tire,tons of ribbonfish at pier in Myrtle Beach.
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#3173667 - 02/23/13 01:28 AM Re: Strangest thing you ever caught while fishing?? [Re: ncboyhuntintn]
fourwheeler431
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I caught a barn cat one time reaching over some cat tails in a farm pond,that was one of the best fights I ever had on a rod and reel. The old farmer finally caught him and held him down with welding gloves on while I took my jig out of his jaw.
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