Strange but True

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by Larry Collier, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Larry Collier

    Larry Collier New Member

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    Often the truth is stranger than fiction.

    A few years ago there was a lady angler severly injured by a flying fish on Fort Gibson Lake. Her name is Charlotte and she has fished bass tournaments for years. On this particular tournament she was running at high speed across the lake when a spoonbill weighing over 20lb decided to go airborn just as Charlette blasted by the fish. The result was a high speed impact directly into Charlette's upper body. Try to imagine a 60+ mph impact with a 20+ lb object. To my knowledge this was the first and only time an incident like this has happened on Gibson. As the spoon population increases, and they are, the odds of a second incident will increase. If you run high speed on Gibson be prepared to "duck and cover!"
     
  2. meat_hunter

    meat_hunter New Member

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    Clarksville, TN
    i know ive heard of plenty of flying carp.
     

  3. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    Oklahoma
    did she atleast get to keep the fish?:0a22: :big_smile_2:
     
  4. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Mullet at night will getcha!
     
  5. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Those Damn Asian crap(carp) are dangerous and are getting worse in areas.We gotta come up with a way to get the population under control without hurting our ecological system and try to cut down on the injuries on our fellow men/women. :sad2:
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    WDM Iowa
    that would be pretty intense if a 20+ fish came up and hit you at such a high speed. lets hope it doesn't happen to any of our brothers.
     
  7. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    My father in Wyoming even seen a news clip of a guy gettin smacked right in the face by a silver carp. Them things are dangerous!!!

    Dru
     
  8. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    North Texas
    growing up in southeast Texas, can't tell you how many mullet have either hit me, someone in the boat, or landed in the boat. Just another reason not to drive 60 mph on the water.
     
  9. Larry Collier

    Larry Collier New Member

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    I had forgot about a bowfishing show I watched on the outdoor channel until you guys mentioned carp. I can't remember the show name but it was a husband wife team out of Iowa. Anyway they were shooting carp in the air but mostly the carp were smacking everyone in the boat! They took a break or something and when they came back she was wearing a helmet with face guard. :lol:
     
  10. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yep Them ole carp will gettcha:tounge_out:
     
  11. cook

    cook New Member

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    never heard of a paddlefish hitting someone.
     
  12. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    Louisville Ohio
    Thanks for that, I honestly have never heard of flying fresh water fish.
     
  13. KingCatBrad

    KingCatBrad New Member

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    Duncan, Oklaho
  14. Larry Collier

    Larry Collier New Member

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    Wagoner, Oklahoma
    Yikes :eek:oooh: A fish that can jump that high should be reported to the FAA!
     
  15. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Wichita Kansas
    More flatheads!!!!:wink:
     
  16. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I saw that too. they should have an open season. 12 gauge with non toxic shot.