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Posted: 6/2/2003 1:31:10 PM EST
I went fishing at my parent's place today. They have three ponds, totaling about 13-16 acres of water. A really sweet spot to fish! I started the day having pretty good luck, caught 4-5 Bass and a few Crappie. I decided to move over to "the big pond" and try my luck in a corner of the pond that has produced some pretty big fish. I cast out my 6" black worm a few times with no luck. I moved down a few feet on the bank and tried again, getting a big snag. Well, this snag starts swimming! I fought this thing for about 7-8 minutes and it never showed itself the whole time. I thought I had a huge Carp or Catfish. When I finally got it to shore, it was a HUGE Snapping Turtle!!! It was too big for me to get out of the water. He must have gone about 25 lbs or so, maybe more. I took my Leatherman PST II and reached down off the bank and got a hold on the hook, then the sonofabitch grabbed my fucking pliers while breaking my line and disappeared!!!!! Man was I pissed! They were nearly new! I'm going to go back with a rake tomorrow and see if he dropped them right there at the bank. Next time I'll just cut the line. Balming
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:35:35 PM EST
you're lucky you didn't lose a finger!
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:37:38 PM EST
Should've had your AR there. You could go back tomorrow and see him floating then!
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:38:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:39:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:40:51 PM EST
I had my Beretta on my side (snakes abound there!) but my 7 yr old daughter was standing next to me. Had she not been there, I may have emptied the mag! Balming
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 1:50:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 3:45:49 PM EST
My dad once did in a big snapper with a .30/06. Blew it's head clear off. He said the meat was all discolored and unappealing although his sister scarfed it down. CRC
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 4:34:28 PM EST
I'm still trying to read past your account of getting your six-inch black worm snagged.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 4:42:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 4:44:08 PM EST
Clearly he thought you were with the UN and there to "help" him in his time of need. Next time, leave the helmet at home!
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:21:09 PM EST
I never did like turtles..
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:28:37 PM EST
I used to kill them often because I thought they dined on our fish population. I have since read that they are not really harmful, so I leave them alone. Now the Muskrats.......[}:D] Balming
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:34:28 PM EST
Snapper is great eating, the best, maybe tied with alligator tail meat.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:39:55 PM EST
My buddy and I had some bass on a stringer hanging off the side of our boat. Something kept pulling on the stringer pretty hard. So we look over the side and there where two snapping turtles about the size of a Rubbermaid trash can lid. They where huge!! We wanted to catch them but they bent our net and ended up getting away. Biggest turtles i've ever seen.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:31:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:49:46 AM EST
Taste like chicken.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:56:32 AM EST
put on the snorkel gear an go spear that MOFO..or see how well the GLock shoots underwater..hehehehehe
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:25:01 AM EST
Hunt the sucker down.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:30:50 AM EST
I would be SSOOOO pissed. So you think he is showing off his new toy down at the turtle saloon.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:35:22 AM EST
I've caught several big snappers out of ponds and creeks in my life. I've never even thought about trying to get my hook back, I just cut the line. I guess I've just got more hooks than you do. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:37:36 AM EST
hahah ponyboy
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:55:43 AM EST
I can't remember how it came to be, but my dad caught this snapper at his lake in Wisconsin. He shot it in the head with a .38 and dumped it back by his garage. The thing was still crawling around the next day. Took forever to die. Tough little sucker.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:23:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By eswanson: I can't remember how it came to be, but my dad caught this snapper at his lake in Wisconsin. He shot it in the head with a .38 and dumped it back by his garage. The thing was still crawling around the next day. Took forever to die. Tough little sucker.
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No brain, no pain?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:30:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 2:23:37 PM EST
Well I couldn't find it today.[:(] I think I'll start shooting the turtles again.[:|] Balming
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 7:30:09 PM EST
well, in the spirit of this thread, i will share a funny and unfortunate fishing story of mine from last week (and i wish this was just a "fishin' story" me and a buddy had been fishing all day. a little river fishin, little bass, little walleye trolling. it is about 7pm and we are fishing in a canoe on a small lake. this lake is full of fish. thier is about a foot of goose shit lining the bottom of the whole body of water. thier are also rumors about some waste runoff in this water. its all ok because i dont keep bass anyway. well were fishing along our of or little boat. i go to change lures and KERPLUNK my CRKT m16 goes in about 6.5 feet of water. long story short: went home really cold without my knife and took a very detailed shower i aint lying about that "foot of shit at bottem of lake" thing either
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