Odd catch

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Saltman, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    i guess i'll add more to the "florida" category. on one trip i managed: a shovelhead shark, sting ray, baby goliath grouper, and a catfish along with the normal sea trout, sheepshead, and ladyfish.
     
  2. Hooker

    Hooker Banned or Parked

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    what was more amazing is that OMJ was actually out fishing and caught something.


    one time up in AK we were fishing halibut and I reeled up and old bicycle. funny thing is, it was just like reeling up a little hali. Same day i did hook a big one, well over 200 that we cut the line on because we didnt want to have to deal with it in the small boat.
     
  3. rotato

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    caught this bad boy in october
     

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  4. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Commercials make weird catches too-
    we caught parts of a whale skeleton in the trawl once in the Bering Sea, a great white shark, and an 80 lb King. not on the same day...
    The whale vertebrae were the size of ottomans, man. two foot around and probably 18" high.
    Ribs were 18' long. Man that thing stank.
    Lots of weird stuff on the bottom of the ocean.
     
  5. Thomas Mitchell

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    Fishing with baited jigs in in southern Japan, I pulled up a sea snake. We cut the line on that one...

    Caught all kinds of crazy stuff over there, most of which got eaten. If it was too weird to serve as a dish on it's own, it was invariably chopped into pieces and put into soup, eyeballs and all...
     
  6. CovingtonFly

    CovingtonFly B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again

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    We got a halibut carcas in our net off of Kodiak a few years back. That was one rank smelling bastard! We couldn't get it off the boat fast enough but no one wanted to go near it to fling it off.
     
  7. Blake

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    I caught a Channel Catfish on a nymph while stillwater fishing for rainbows. It was definitely a surprise when I brought it up to the float tube!
     
  8. Metrocync

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    I caught puffers down in Brazil several times. They fight good for bloaties.

    Caught an eel once too....I was stupid enough to step on it to try taking the hook out. It doubled back like a shicken hawk and ate my pinky toe resting comfortably on my Havaiana flop flop.
     
  9. mr. bad example

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    a number of years ago I caught the manager of the hoodsport hatchery in the shoulder and drew blood, after that i caught a japanese tourist, and to finish my grand slam, an oyster.
     
  10. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    My odd catches for the sound include a sea cucumber, sea star, oyster, hermit crab, dungeness crab, dog fish, rat fish, and a couple of types of perch... oh and of course myself on a few occasions. It seems like you can catch anything while fishing...
     
  11. Steven Hendrickson

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    I caught a rock once fishing the samish river this fall. The rock had a little hole in it and my hook fit perfectly that same day i caught 2 leaders with jigs and i caught them right through the swivels.
     
  12. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    i caught and landed a muskrat at rockyford. he dove down took my fly and he was easily the hardest fight i have ever had there
     
  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    A rock shaped like a bagel (fought well, too!), bat (in the air . . . and was trying . . . getting the fly back is a whole 'nuther story . . . ), beaver (wasn't trying & the beav kept the adornment), seagull (also not trying"), otter (actually, the otter grabbed a bass I had on), 2 nephews, both of my ears, several bull frogs, and a moving cement truck on a backcast (there ain't a reel made nor a rod sufficiently stout that will slow one of those down . . . ).
     
  14. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Remind me never to go fishing with you. And stay the hell away from me on the river. At least 100 yards!:p


    I haven't ever caught anything strange.
     
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Koja48, I'm still willing to hook up when you come this way...but with all this new information I'll settle for fishing within sight of you but keep a bit of space. That is quite a list of odd catches!