OVER 100# Snapper

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by Creteus, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    While out fishing for flatties on lake Blackshear one of my poles doubled over. I grabbed it and gave her a good yank. It didn't move so I figure I was hung. Its rough getting hung up with 80# power pro so I laid the pole down and went about my buisness when the pole bent over again. This time I pulled as hard as I could and slowly and there was a little give this time. The drag couldn't hold so I had to push down on the line with my fingers. Took about 30 minutes to get it to the dock and the whole time i thought I had a new state record flattie but to my supprise it was the biggest snapper I have ever seen. It took 3 people to get it out of the water and on the bank. Needless to say he was pissed. We were using wooden paddles trying to keep his head out of the way so we could get the hook out of his leg. Didn't take but one bite to snap one of the paddles in half. After an hour of fighting with him we managed to get him back to the water to be set free.
     

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  2. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow that is a huge turtle:cool2:. Better the oar than your arm.
     

  3. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    That was a real "SNAPPERZILLA" Amazing. :wink:
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pics. Thats a monster!!
     
  5. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    damn creteus.....you're always catchin some big ol' turtle.....lol. that's a good one though......i woulda been scared of that thing
     
  6. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    I think that is a Alligator snapper?? It sure looks like one. That is one old turtle.
     
  7. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

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    Wow!!! That is one big, nasty, crazy, off the hook turtle! I know that bringing him in was no walk in the park. I would have been doing back
    flips if I caught that. My hat's off to you!
    Great job!
     
  8. nycathunter

    nycathunter New Member

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    yeah that looks like a alligator snapper if it was just a normal snapper that would be some kinda record lol either way that things HUUUUUGEEEE!!
     
  9. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    wow that is big.
     
  10. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Yup, thats a big old alligator snapper. The points on the shell give it away.
     
  11. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Man thats the bigger Snapper Turtle I ever saw.
     
  13. cook

    cook New Member

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    Holy Crap-I'm scared of just the picture:0a5::0a5::0a5:
     
  14. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    Wow that thing is huge! Anybody have an idea of how old the thing might be?
     
  15. daddio

    daddio New Member

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    thanks for takin the pic ,that thing is scary
     
  16. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    That is one huge turtle.
     
  17. Bossofbeefbowl

    Bossofbeefbowl New Member

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    Wow that's one scary turtle.I caught a snapper once and figured I had a plastic bag or tree limbs.Until it got to the edge of the water.Those things get MEAN!
     
  18. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    That has to be the largest snapper that I have ever seen. Thanks for the pics.:eek:oooh:
     
  19. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    that is one huge turtle
     
  20. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Nice catch!
    I've caught turtles before, though nothing even close to the size of that monster.