Unexpected Catch!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by copycat, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Just wanted to hear stories about when you went fishing and caught something completely different than the fish species you were trying to catch. I have a few but the two I remember are catching a Stingray with a 7 foot wingspan and one time when I was a kid of about 8 years old, catching a giant Eel (It was hugh) when I was fishing for carp.
     
  2. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well i cant say i have cought anything out of the ordinary or unexpected



    YET!!

    lol


    i guess i just dont have enough years under my belt



    Jeff
     

  3. catfish_jordan

    catfish_jordan New Member

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    mine would be that i was fishing for bluegills and caught a 15lb soft shell turtle.:eek:oooh:
     
  4. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I was fly fishing for bream with a poper and caught a cotton mouth he rolled all in my line bad news:big_smile:
     
  5. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    Went Surf Fishing when i lived in Florida and i caught my Wife:cool2:
     
  6. field989

    field989 New Member

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    OH MY


    what a dangerous creature

    lmao
     
  7. LarryS

    LarryS New Member

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    She's been fighting ever since:big_smile:
     
  8. bowfin

    bowfin New Member

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    I got a flounder last year shad fishing.
     
  9. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    I was fishing for red snapper, off of a pier in San Juan, Puetro Rico, ( mispelled) When i was in the Navy, and caught a small shark.
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    catfishing caught a bowfin, bass, gar, turtle and a goat head

    surf fishing for spot and croaker caught a shark, skate (fish not roller), crabs, multiple half fishes thanks to sharks, tire, about 50 foot of rope and a bikini top but never found the girl( I figured she would have been easy to spot, lmao)
     
  11. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Caught a lamprey in my cast net once. And caught a channel in a lake that had never been stocked withem.Had been fishin the lake steady for about 8 years and the fish was 7 pounds or better he had some wear on him but was overall healthy
     
  12. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    my son caught a mussel last month , it actually clamped down on his hook !!
    and he has caught a rock a bit smaller than a baseball , and a pepsi can
    the weirdest thing hes pulled in though was a ladies shoe:crazy: .
     
  13. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Does an old tire count? lmao yes I had a good time trying to get that one in,but I got it .
     
  14. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    you probly should have thrown her back i hear these type fish suck the life outa most strong fisherman lol
     
  15. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    At a local lake called Walnut Creek, a buddy at work insisted that people were catching blues with cheesy hotdogs. I was skeptical at first, but I like to try new things. So I picked up my dad and off we went to the grocery store to get "bait". When I told him what we were going to be using, he had that look in his eyes, you know that look only a father can give his son just before the son does something really stupid? (Yes, I know that look all too well)

    Anyway, we get to the lake, and we get our bait in and I can just feel in his eyes in the back of my head. Just before it got dark, it began to lightly sprinkle on us. We were watching ducks out in the lake, when he noticed that one of my rods was bent over pretty hard. I jumped up and started to reel in, since the fish had already set the hook for me.

    I was so surprised when I got this fish on land. Then, about 15 minutes later I caught another one! And then the rain began to pound us. So, we packed up and headed for the car. Once we were headed down the road, my dad told me he was proud that I tried something new, and that maybe there was hope to teach an old dog new tricks. I felt very humbled by the whole experience.
     
  16. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    surf fishing for spot and croaker caught a shark, skate (fish not roller), crabs, multiple half fishes thanks to sharks, tire, about 50 foot of rope and a bikini top but never found the girl( I figured she would have been easy to spot, lmao)...uhh dunno but i dont think its very pleasantly to catch those things lol....

    Weirdest thing i have caught fish wise, was a sauger/saugeye.. while catfishing. i was reeling in my night crawler and BAM about a 3lber outta the big O.
     
  17. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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  18. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I once hooked into a huge sea lion when I was catching baracuda off Point Loma in California. It just kept peeling line off my reel until my buddy cut it for me. The sea lion surfaced approx 50 yards from the boat and finished the baracuda then took off.
     
  19. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hmmm.....I thought this thread was to discuss catching a different species. I suppose Larry's wife does count in that case :lol:! Don't think I've ever caught a different species, all the living things I've brought out of the water have been fish of some sort. While crappie fishing, I caught my two best channel cats. The weirdest things I've ever caught were an old boot (yes this really happens, and not just in cartoons :big_smile:) and a vinyl coated lawn chair.
     
  20. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    i cought a bass the other day does that count?