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Old 11-19-12, 04:18 PM
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coolest fish u ever caught?

id say for me it was a puffer fish you have to see one to understand but they expand to a huge size i also once got catfish that had to been like 5 feet long darn reel got messed up so i just ran up the beach and draged it in
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Old 11-19-12, 04:48 PM
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Either a 6 pound rainbow trout that I caught in Duke's Creek or a 36+ inch carp I caught out of Varner Lake. Took both on a fly rod.
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Old 11-19-12, 05:03 PM
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A sturgeon out of the South Saskatchewan River ... late 70's.
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I caught the Loch Ness Monster once. He asked for tree-fiddy.
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Old 11-19-12, 05:50 PM
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A 5-foot blue-tip shark off the coast of South Carolia.
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Old 11-19-12, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
A sturgeon out of the South Saskatchewan River ... late 70's.
Did you at least squeeze the $1000 a lb. caviar out of the thing?


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I caught a few Northern Pike one year. One was pretty good size. We ate them.
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Old 11-19-12, 05:59 PM
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8 foot Bull shark... when I worked in the Bahamas.
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Old 11-19-12, 06:14 PM
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8 foot Bull shark... when I worked in the Bahamas.
Those are nasty bast**ds to deal with and hard to kill.
8 ft is large for that species.
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Old 11-19-12, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by spry View Post
Those are nasty bast**ds to deal with and hard to kill.
8 ft is large for that species.
It was not a happy fish... 8 feet long is the average size for females and they commonly exceed 10 feet in length.
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Originally Posted by spry View Post
Those are nasty bast**ds to deal with and hard to kill.
8 ft is large for that species.
Yeah, I caught one about that size and it was incredibly hard to kill. And the steaks were tough. Waste of a magnificent animal. I'll never do that again.

I'm one of these guys that thinks catching bluegills with really light equipment is the most fun kind of fishing.
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Old 11-19-12, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Yeah, I caught one about that size and it was incredibly hard to kill. And the steaks were tough. Waste of a magnificent animal. I'll never do that again.

I'm one of these guys that thinks catching bluegills with really light equipment is the most fun kind of fishing.
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Old 11-19-12, 08:00 PM
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when I was a kid...sturgeon and catfish.
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Old 11-19-12, 08:44 PM
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Arctic Char. Closely followed by the Arctic Grayling.
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Old 11-19-12, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
I'm one of these guys that thinks catching bluegills with really light equipment is the most fun kind of fishing.
I agree with you there.
A bream bed, a 4wt fly rod, and a #8 chartreuse popper make for a hell of a fun day.
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Old 11-20-12, 06:57 AM
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I agree with you there.
A bream bed, a 4wt fly rod, and a #8 chartreuse popper make for a hell of a fun day.
These sponge and rubber band ants drive them INSANE.
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Old 11-20-12, 07:25 AM
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I don't have a coolest, but I remember catching a rock cod off Thetis Island, British Columbia. Grilled and had it for dinner within about an hour of catching it -- still one of the best things I've ever eaten.
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The oddest fish I ever caught...was the one that got away!
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Old 11-20-12, 01:41 PM
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Sea robin, they bark. Only cool the first time you catch one.
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Well, I speared a carp once when I was a kid. That was neat. Not for the fish itself, but for trolling the river at midnight with a spotlight and a spear. Other than that, probably a northern pike that was pretty large to me at the time (I think an inch or two over 3 feet). I remember on that trip losing my dad's brand new lure on our first morning out in the boat to a big one (before we put wire leaders on all our lines to keep them from biting through any more) and then checking the stomachs of all the fish we caught in that little lake for the rest of the trip hoping to find one that'd swallowed it. No soup for us.
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Old 11-20-12, 03:02 PM
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Fishing for flounder, hooked a skate. Dang. Bent my rod and was way prehistoric. Clubbed that sucker like a baby seal, gave it to the lobster shack down the way for chum.
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Arctic Grayling in interior Alaska. Very remote location, just me, my dog, a moose, and a couple snowshoe hares enjoying the scenery.
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Originally Posted by jdon View Post
Arctic Char. Closely followed by the Arctic Grayling.
From Hudson bay?
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