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BS: River monsters

olddude 04 Apr 15 - 04:17 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 04:17 PM

I saw some monster steel head in the Creek right now. Too dang cold to get out as I don't feel like freezing today. Getting lazy I guess but I earned it. Now if easter sunday warms up a bit. I will show you some fish as season opened apr 1already


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 12:21 PM

Best tasting trout I ever caught was in Wabush, Labrador. 4# spring sea run trout caught near Goose Bay in the Hamilton. Caught em on a fifty dollar bill at the Coop grocery. Had to go out the back door on accounta the guy who sold em to me woulda been strung up fer sellin em to a mainlander if anyone saw me get them (Labrador is not considered "mainland" by most Newfs).


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 11:02 AM

I thought it was all you could catch plus one.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 09:06 AM

I was working on the new Goose Bay, Labrador Ferry Terminal. Two lads arrived on snowmobiles and they had a HUGE number of 4 pound speckles. And they were drunk. What a show! They re-enacted some of their trip to a lake which they would not disclose.

Buddy : What's the bag limit?
Other buddy : As much as the bag will hold!


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: maeve
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 08:32 AM

Good fishing stories! Skarpi is taking a break from computering. He is fine and I expect he will stop by some day in the future.

I can imagine the damage caused by attaching the chains to the boat cleat.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 09:34 PM

Bad idea I think myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 09:33 PM

I watched some island guys in the virgin Islands use dog chains and big ass hooks for shark. Don't know what kind of shark they wereggoing to eat
They would attach them to the boat clete


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 09:13 PM

In 1970 my little brother was in the Air Farce in Okinawa. Some of his buddies convinced him to come snorkeling and shark hunting (with a powerhead -- a .45 caliber cartridge slammed against a shark by hand). So he did.

Swimming out about 200 yards he jammed the powerhead against a shark about six feet long, tied onto the tail, and swam to shore with it.

When he got to shore only the tail was left and the other sharks were swimming away.

THAT was something he only did once.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 08:45 PM

I got a pic from another Labrador trip somewhere. It's a pic of a 40 ouscer of rum next to a trout. The bottle looks SMALL. That was a hell of a trip. Flew 40 miles into Quebec on a Beaver. Stayed a day and a half at a log camp with the chinks missing. Had to smoke the camp to keep the skeeters out so we could sleep. SOBs took us there ILLEGALLY because they knew the PQ government had evacuated the area because of a forest fire. I had been close to forest fires before and I knew early the second day that we were in danger. When the pickup arrived, I had to swim out to the Beaver and latch a rope on to get the other guys out because the pilot couldn't get close enough to the "dock". Makes fer great stories but it wasn't fun at the time.

Shoulda not even gotten on it when it arrived to pick us up at the start and ran into shore because the rudder cable was broken. Buddy says, "No problem, me zon, me zon. Me young fellah will be back from the 'ardware store with new cable roight quick like". The lad came back with clothesline wire.

I nearly lost my life five times in Labrador... and I am not counting that fishing trip. That was just fun. Just another story.

By gosh! Let's here some fishing stories!


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 06:28 PM

Way cool gnu


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 05:28 PM

Here's my boss with the fish I caught that day. https://www.flickr.com/photos/15565423@N05/9641015510/


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 05:25 PM

I only had 15 minutes this day so I wasn't out on the boulder field... Nain.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 05:20 PM

I was in Nain, Labrador. I worked my way out onto a boulder field. I caught 4 big Arctic Char and 5 Rock Cod (the Rock Cod is another great story). Nain is 13 miles "inland" through channel islands. The tide head builds up and rushes in. So, I was standing on a boulder when the flat oily ca'm water washed over my boots. It was waves from very large "fish"... a dorsal fin about 8' out of the water about 100 yards away. Now, Orcas don't kill humans, according to the TV and whatnot but I was scared. I grabbed the fish, slung them over my back and turned to get back to shore. The boulders were covered with the tide water and the sun was glinting off them. I felt around with my fishing rod and managed to get "closer to shore" by jumping from boulder to boulder as I had done to get out as far as I did. Then, I lost my trail back and decided to swim the last 30' or so. I got to shore and scrambled up the rock beach.

It was a good thing I decided to swim on accounta nobody back at the construction camp could tell I pissed my pants... from the cold water. >;-)

Now... when I plopped the Rock Cod on Cooky's kitchen floor? Well, that is when things got REALLY scary! Cooky knew how to hurt a fellah with his broom whilst chasing him out of the kitchen with Rock Cod in tow! Apparently, Rock Cod are not to a Newf's liking. (Cooky was 73 and leather tough.) He did cook the char. I never got a bite of it!


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 03:10 PM

I am just pissed off Skarpi is gone, he is a good guy


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 03:07 PM

Anyone have any big ass gar fish around them. All lake Erie has is needle nose and not big either. I want an eight footer

Tired of bass and salmon


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Musket
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 10:15 AM

Grenades?

And there was my Dad teaching me how to tickle trout. If I knew fishing could be so much fun, I would have kept it up...


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 08:59 AM

Lol priceless Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 11:55 PM

Hey Dan - I found out from my in-laws in Minnesota that the local fishermen (and visiting tourists) have been complaining about the lack of fight in their freshwater fish. So they got some geneticists to combine the DNA of a Coho Salmon, a Walleye and a Muskie in the hopes of getting a real good fighting fish.
Instead, they got a Kowalski.

And they had to teach it to swim.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:54 PM

Use spider wire brand on the big boys, half the size but twice as strong. Your could bring in anything with 50lb spider wire. It's braided.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:48 PM

I got a super nice rig for the big boys. My quest is a five foot muskie. I caught medium ones but I want a big boy this year. And for bass or trout, why the hell are all new reels made in China with plastic gears. I been using my old 1960s Mitchell 300 instead of the new crap on bass and big trout /salmon


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:39 PM

I think I must have snagged the sturgeon working a jig for bass since I was not using bait. They are bottom feeders and don't hit on lures


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:33 PM

They can only be caught by snag, they will not eat bait. Their gills filter plankton


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:32 PM

Paddle fish are the coolest looking things ever. Never saw one in person.. Way cool looking fish. Strange looking thing that eats plankton


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 10:29 PM

I had a hold of something last summer that blew apart my reel while bass fishing in lake Erie. I suspect it was a rare lake sturgeon. Was no muskie or carp or lake trout. All I saw was a monster tail. I did not have the gear to take that guy on


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 09:35 PM

Around 2 a.m. on a very pleasant early summer day I was fishing in a bay of the Mississippi with my friend Steve. Suddenly his reel started to run out, run out FAST. He grabbed and tried to reel it in, but couldn't. Whatever it was wasn't slowed for a moment -- it stripped every bit of line (125 feet, braided nylon) from the reel, ruined the brake and gears, and kept on going.

There are some BIG suckers in them there rivers.

More recently, my nephew was fishing in an old Missouri gravel pit with my brother and a friend. Nephew got a fish on and pulled it in -- a paddlefish weighing in (by the Rangers -- it was in a MO state park) at 67 pounds 3 oz. As it was still alive they let it go, and the only explanation anyone had was that it must have been trapped when the place was last flooded by the Mississippi.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 05:13 PM

My dad was born and raised on San Juan Island in the north part of Puget Sound, and he developed a life-long love of fishing. When I was in my 'teens, he and I used to get up in the wee, small hours of the morning, drive up to Mukilteo (small town about thirty miles north of Seattle), rent a sixteen foot boat at Haynes' boat rental, and go in search of the wily salmon. Dad had a 10 hp. Johnson "Sea Horse" outboard motor which he would affix to the rental boat, and off we'd go for a day of fishing.

On one occasion, we had been out for several hours with no luck. The outboard was about out of gas, so he turned it off to refuel it from a separate can of gasoline he had brought.   As we sat there drifting with the tide, our fishing lines (which we had neglected to reel in prior to shutting the motor off) sank to the bottom. As we took off again, my pole bent severely and line started reeling out. Dad shut the engine off and opined that my line was probably fouled with seaweed.   I started reeling it in, and met a lot of resistance. It took several minutes of reeling in line and lifting. There was something quite heavy on my line.

When I had most of it reeled in, Dad looked over the side of the boat, shrank back, and said "Omigod!!" I peered over the side and saw, just a few feet under the surface, a huge open mouth equipped with a forest of teeth, and wide, staring eyes.

It was a "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" moment!

A ling cod! Bottom feeder who had pounce on my lure when it had sunk.

We finally managed to horse it on board and Dad finished it off with a two-foot length of baseball bat he kept for the purpose. I've forgotten how much it weight, but it measure just an inch or two under five feet!

Ling cod.

Ling cod are real good eating, and we got quite a few meals out of that fish!

On another occasion we were out fishing off the west side of Whidbey Island, and having no luck at all. Suddenly, tall, black dorsal fins surface all around us. Orca! Dozens of them! One of them "breached" (leapt out of the water not more than thirty feet away, rolled on its side revealing its white underbelly, and flopped back into the water. Our small boat (another sixteen footer) rocked severely.

Orca breaching.

Dad said, "Well, that does it for today. When those things show up, all the salmon head for the top of Mount Rainier!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 12:05 AM

Grenade fishing goes wrong [real or staged stunt ???]


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 09:20 PM

I have also seen just the head of a fish -- a Mississippi River catfish -- which was larger than a basketball. UGLY!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 09:17 PM

Not saying I know anything about it, but I understand that a pint of black powder and some rocks (for weight) in a quart jar, waterproof fuse stuck through the lid and sealed with a dab of wax, can make a stunning underwater explosion when dropped off the stern of a speeding motorboat.

It might also be possible to mix certain gas-producing chemicals in a well-sealed quart jar and cause it to explode underwater. I don't know this for sure, of course, and you'll have to figure it out for yourself like I did.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,#
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 08:25 PM

Thanks, Dan. I'll try that on my own kebyboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 07:18 PM

A cattle prod or stun gun works also


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 07:16 PM

Ypto is obvious. Don't know why the keyboard is messed up. >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: gnu
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 07:10 PM

Dad and Bro were on a fishin trip just west of Trenton, Ontario back in the early 60s. Hot day... nuthin takin. Stopped on a bridge and there were loads of big trout in the deep hole below the bridge (that's how you build a bridge... with a deep hole to slow the water flow). The old man (RCAF instructor in such) dropped an M-36 in. They saw the bottom of the stream. They saw fish in the air, although they couldn't really tell the fish from the water on accounta the grenade blew everything to shit. Bro said he remembered Dad sayin, "Get in the fuckin car! Get in the fuckin car!" Then there's the story about blowin the beaver dam... Bro and Elgy (late teens) were told to go blow the dam on the road to the camp. When they got there, Bro asked how many sticks of TNT? Elgy says, "I guess all of em." Not good.... y had to fix the camp roof and it was a 1/4 of a mile away.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,#
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 06:33 PM

No fish either.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 05:56 PM

My brother fished with grenades when he was in Vietnam. What they didn't take the Vietnamese fishermen took. The shock stunned the fish. And that is why fishing with dynamite is illegal....

So is fish poison. Let me know if you need recipes. And I understand that fish traps are also verboten.

Where's the sport these days? No explosives, no poisons, no traps, no seining, no nothin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,#
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 10:59 AM

The new Meals Ready to Eat seem to be what Tom Clancy called 'three lies for the price of one'.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 10:38 AM

They would do anything to not have to eat krations. My one uncle got busted shooting monkey's. Said it has to be better than canned crap. That was in wwii


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: frogprince
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 09:33 AM

"pelicans, who plunge into the water with a fearsome smack, stun the fish..."

Once, in a long ago lifetime, I saw pelicans plunge for fish next to a Navy destroyer; yes, they make a very "fearsome smack" indeed! I didn't get to see the moment when they picked up a fish, and hadn't thought about the stun factor, but it should have been obvious.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 09:21 AM

Yes, they got the idea from pelicans, who plunge into the water with a fearsome smack, stun the fish and scoop them right up.

Good luck with your muskie, olddude.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 09:02 AM

My Dad did national service in the late 40's in the RAF. He told me about people there catching salmon by throwing hand grenades in the river.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 08:53 AM

That would work well Lol


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 12:10 AM

When my dad was a teen during World War 2,
he used to get up to all sorts of escapades and adventures
hanging around military bases.

On one occasion he watched American GIs fishing the local river with hand grenades...

Well... it's one of the stories he told me when I was a boy..
it might be true....


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 10:05 PM

I need a bigger boat Lol


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 09:32 PM

In a month I am going after musky here. We get some hellish big ones that I have yet to catch. Some five feet of teeth and muscle. Maybe this year


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 09:26 PM

A tiger fish from the congo that guy gets to do it all dang I am jealous


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: GUEST,#
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 09:15 PM

Riiiiight.


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 09:03 PM

Big teeth 


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Subject: RE: BS: River monsters
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 09:00 PM

Does he have a dental plan?


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Subject: BS: River monsters
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 08:58 PM

Love that show, in the next life I want to come back as Jeremy Wade. The guy gets paid to travel the world and catch monster fish. What Job. ItsIt's like someone paying you to be a beer tester dang


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