Strangest Catch Ever

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  1. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    went fishin today after school. did my typical setup, set my cat pole out and messed around with my bass rod. they were feedin off schools of shad on the surface and i was castin a spinnerbait out there. now, ya know how on the bank, water will erode away and from a little ledge? well i was standin on top of one of these casting my spinnerbait. after a few casts, i reeled it back in and as soon as it pops outta the water i look down and see a small raccoon reach out and grab my lure. my thought at that point: hmm...a coon has muh lure. it grabbed it, turned around, looked at me, sat there for a bit, then scurried into its burrow under the ledge with the lure. it had been sittin at the waters edge and neither of us knew either of us were there. it was smaller than my cat, so it was but a young 'un. i dont think the lure stuck him cuz i pulled on the dang thing for a good bit and it just let go. after taking in what had just occured, i peered into his burrow, which i could see in for about 4 1/2 feet, then it turned.

    I caught a coon on a spinnerbait. I wonder how many times that has happened in the history of the earth.
     
  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    :lol: A coon on a spinnerbait! Thats a classic!:crazy:
     

  3. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner New Member

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    No I do not think your going to top that.
     
  4. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Can't say I ever heard that one before. Did you C&R it :lol: just kidding.
     
  5. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I've caught a few Otters before but never a Coon.

    Where's the camera when you need it ? :embarassed:
     
  6. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    I would guess not very many. Good story
     
  7. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I've caught a snake and a bullfrog, but never a raccoon.
     
  8. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Thats one catch you don't want to lip. LOL Great story!:cool2:
    Bill
     
  9. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    I can't top that one!
     
  10. superman

    superman New Member

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    heard of alot of things being caught on jures but never a coon
     
  11. mch4fishing

    mch4fishing New Member

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    Yepper I think You Won That One
    Good story
     
  12. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I do a fair amount of fishing in salt water and have kept an unofficial list of inverts caught on artificial lures (several species of crabs, squid, clam, scale worms, anemone, ...). Even caught about a 5 pound blue cat on a curly tail grub casting for spotted seatrout last week, but a raccoon? Nope. Never heard of that one.
     
  13. bushwack

    bushwack New Member

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    Here's some pics of a coon i caught,,, man he was a fighter!!!!!! just kiddin,,, my neighbor at the lake house has him for a pet, he weighs 43 pounds and wont harm a flea
     

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  14. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    i caught a coon on a scum frog at lake fork. we were fishing the hydrilla and the coon was fishin on the shore in this little hole. i figured i'd make a pet out of him. i hooked his paw and all hell broke loose! he threw the hook and i felt bad for hurtin him, i was pretty young at the time.