You caught a what?

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oldskool

Guest
#1
Stewart gave me the idea with the fly question. What is the strangest, weirdest, or craziest thing you've ever caught/snagged alive or inanimate object.
 

kosel80

Native Trout Fan
#3
I caught two bream this year....British bream are totally different that bluegill BTW! Both of mine were in around the 2-3 lb range but they get up into the 15lb size pretty regularly. A rare catch on a fly rod though.
 

NomDeTrout

Fly Guy Eat Pie
#4
I once caught a dead rainbow trout that had literally been stripped and looked half filleted. No idea how it happened but the damn thing was hooked in the mouth.

other than that, caught the biggest sculpin of my life fishing for pinks this past summer.
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
#5
A bat . . . White Miller on the Big Hole River above Divide. A beaver below the Beartrap of the Madison one winter. A gull on Georgetown Lake (swooped on a streamer pattern in the air). A rock shaped like a bagel while walleye fishing years ago below McNary Dam . . . fought well, too . . . thought it was a Walligator until it hit the surface. Forgot one . . . a friend hoisted-up a stainless prop & outdrive one winter while ice-fishing for Perch at Soda Lake.
 
#6
A mallard hen at Cottage Lake - While trolling with an intermediate line the # 12 hook of my six-pack fly snagged her in the web of her foot. She was so happy to be released that she left a rather slimy brown deposit on the sleeve of my new fleece jacket. That's duck gratitude for you.
 
#7
A fish caught my wife... she wanted to try and get the hook out by herself... she succeeded in releasing the fish and hooking herself in the hand in the process... unfortunately there was just enough of a bump left in the clamped down barb that getting it out took a little while since it hadn't gone through all the way
 

Kim Hampton

Not Politically Correct
#11
I was trying to catch a Hawaiian bone from Kauai a couple of weeks ago. I saw some nervous water and then just barley saw something under the water. I cast leading it about 5 or 6 feet. I felt the take, strip strike and the line was screaming off the reel. Holy mother this thing was heavy and still going. 45 seconds or so later a big turtle head popped out of the water. Oops!!...I need to improve my bonefish spotting skills. Pointed the rod at it and clamped down until the barbless hook straightened out. I didn't want to land it.
 
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oldskool

Guest
#13
I was trying to catch a Hawaiian bone from Kauai a couple of weeks ago. I saw some nervous water and then just barley saw something under the water. I cast leading it about 5 or 6 feet. I felt the take, strip strike and the line was screaming off the reel. Holy mother this thing was heavy and still going. 45 seconds or so later a big turtle head popped out of the water. Oops!!...I need to improve my bonefish spotting skills. Pointed the rod at it and clamped down until the barbless hook straightened out. I didn't want to land it.
If it was anything like the turtles I saw when I was there....you weren't going to land it if you wanted to. I snorkeled down there and actually grabbed one at the back end of it's shell. Not a good idea. They are very, very strong.