crazy animal encounters

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by metard, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Wow.few years back I caught a 22” in my back yard (biggest one I have ever caught)...and I thought that was big! 35” is huge!
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  2. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    The ironic thing was that I wasn't even fishing for them.

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Caught that fish twice... swear to god. First time on a yellow rooster tail. Line snapped as my dad was pulling it up out of the water. A few more casts with a purple rooster tail and I hooked up again. Tired him out a bit, then got him in... still had my other lure in it's mouth. No sh!t.
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Dude, that's amazing, it was your luck day, did you play the lottery that night?
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I was, like, 12... lol!
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  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    That’s funny. I had one break line right at the bank, then a month or so later caught the one. I thought it was probably same one! Don’t recall what I was using when line broke but was using original rapala when I caught it.
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Saw a dude kick a keeper striper up onto the beach out of a tide pool on Sandy Hook one day. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself.
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  8. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Go to You Tube and search on Musky/Muskie fishing in Marsh Creek PA. That's where I do a lot of my largemouth fishing. The Muskie they have in there are huge. I've seen guys pull out behemoth muskie. It's only 10 minutes from my house in PA.
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Do you eat Muskie? Never fished for them
  10. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I wouldn't eat them, especially out of the Schuylkill River in PA. They are the apex predator of fresh water so I would never keep one. Most guys don't. I was very careful with releasing him. I have a fish grip, hook removal tool, and gloves. You have to deal with them like you would a shark.
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  11. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    come on LB
  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Fact is stranger than fiction, brother.

    Not that I don't love the tradition of "fishing tales." I do. But this one happens to be truth. The only one left alive that was there to confirm is my dad... and he's not long for this world. His dad... my grandfather... passed a long time ago. It was just the three of us early one morning at one of the cedar lakes in the Woodbine area of NJ. The lake side of a spillway... maybe the "Pickle Pond" spillway? One of those lakes, anyway... The Pickle Pond was the site of an old Pickle Factory. And here's another legend that's stranger than fiction... the remnants of the little driveway/parking area of the factory was made of a combination of crushed clam shells (not uncommon) and buttons! Fact! Thousands upon thousands of plastic buttons, from a number of nearby button and textile factories in Vineland. TRUTH!

    Oops... I lied. My mom can vouch, too. The family ATE that fish that night at my grandmother's house in Rio Grande. It fed 7 us.
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  13. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Yep - she was released.
  14. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    On a lake in Maine, an old timer took me fishing for northerns. Got up against this granite wall at sunrise and he pulled out a wind up little rubber ducky with trebles on it. Winds it up and tells me to get it right up against the wall... I nail it. And wait about 10 seconds. And the water explodes and long fight short, I reel in a 44” black eyed male that had to go 35lbs. Teeth like a freak show and just looked MEAN. He was a release and the old timer told me back in the day, they used live baby ducks...
  15. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
  16. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
  17. Scbe

    Scbe Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    During a session last year in the Delmarva Area, I noticed a cool looking buoy with a length of rope dangling off of it. I decided to take it home so paddled over to it and grabbed the rope to tow it to shore. Immediately My upper body was covered with must have been a least a thousand small crustaceans (Amphipods) that made my skin crawl. I let go, rolled off the board and swam under water as far as I could and they released. Very Spooky but harmless.
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Did you go see a doc to be treated for "the crabs"??
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  19. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dang that’s a lucky turtle.
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  20. mantas2

    mantas2 Member

    Feb 25, 2019
    Turned a corner of a building and was about to set my dog on ground to let her walk, but the big rattle snake 2 feet away from me told me to go home. Seen plenty of those fuckers around socal, but facing one from a few feet away is something else.
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