Sudsy

Never saw this before and have no explanation !

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Fishing with a friend yesterday and he caught a small fluke in the strangest way possible - I've no idea how this happened.

 

Dropper type rig with a half ounce dipsy on the bottom, a foot up a 6" dropper with a Gulp

 

The sinker was though it's gills and out its mouth, the hook still free up above not even touching the fish

 

How the hell did that happen ???? :lost:

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The fish was straight up feeding, you casted, your sinker dropped right into his open gill and out his mouth. Hey it’s as good as any other explanation. Or ask John Skinner

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that dumb fluke thought the sinker was a crab :shrug: 

 

and somehow expelled it out of its gill :huh: 

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14 mins ago, rocco said:

that dumb fluke thought the sinker was a crab :shrug: 

 

and somehow expelled it out of its gill :huh: 

It was the other way around . . . in through the gill and out the mouth . . . maybe the dropper was fouled up with the sinker . . . fluke hit the gulp and while spitting out, inhaled the sinker in through the gill and out the mouth.  Wish we could go to instant replay on this one.  Never saw such a thing.

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1 hour ago, cartopper said:

It was the other way around . . . in through the gill and out the mouth . . . maybe the dropper was fouled up with the sinker . . . fluke hit the gulp and while spitting out, inhaled the sinker in through the gill and out the mouth.  Wish we could go to instant replay on this one.  Never saw such a thing.

ah, now i see that thanks. that is weirder still. :huh:

 

not my fish, not my story, but another sol'er caught a 40 pounder without a hook in the fish. damn thing got a ss bottle plug wedged in its jaw sideways. 

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Have seen this done while mackerel jigging a number of times. The jig goes thru the gills and out the mouth.  Have even seen it go thru 2 different  mackerels gills at the same time and then have it bitten by a third.

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6 hours ago, rocco said:

ah, now i see that thanks. that is weirder still. :huh:

 

not my fish, not my story, but another sol'er caught a 40 pounder without a hook in the fish. damn thing got a ss bottle plug wedged in its jaw sideways. 

I did that with a 43 inch fish with a schoolbus bomber 16a,not one hook in the fish but,the plug was stuck across it's yap on the inside.

HH

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7 hours ago, rocco said:

not my fish, not my story, but another sol'er caught a 40 pounder without a hook in the fish. damn thing got a ss bottle plug wedged in its jaw sideways. 

I can understand the sideways plug catch as I have experienced it my self. My bass was 37 pounds and gave me a start when I had it in the wash and I couldn't see any sign of the 7" red fin.

 

Peace

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Growing up in Pennsylvania, I used to fish for northern pike. I landed one once without a hook in him, one of the split rings was caught on one of his teeth and he refused to open his mouth the entire fight. I had to use pliars to force his mouth open and the ring fell right off his tooth. 

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Initially hooked in the lip/mouth, swam causing sinker to trail behind (close to gills), blasted water out through mouth ... essentially spitting the hook but simultaneously sucking the sinker through the gills and exhaling it out of its mouth.

 

:th:

 

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I've had this happen about 5 times. They try to eat the sinker and it drops through the gills and gets caught.

 

 

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I think the fish sneezed as the sinker was dropping next to him and the pressure pulled the sinker through his gills and out his mouth.  Then the fluke said "WTF"?

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8 hours ago, Africaster said:

Initially hooked in the lip/mouth, swam causing sinker to trail behind (close to gills), blasted water out through mouth ... essentially spitting the hook but simultaneously sucking the sinker through the gills and exhaling it out of its mouth.

 

:th:

 

most plausible yet, but maybe not even hooked. fish kept up with the drift retrieve speed and spit before being hooked might work better. angler felt dead weight or the spit and set. :shrug: 

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When I was a kid I was fishing freshwater with a worm on a hook, caught a perch and as I reeled it up a 5 lb largemouth grabbed it. I opened the bail and watched line peel off. I finally just pulled and there was a lot of weight on the line. As I reeled in with my pole doubled over I could see the perch coming at me.. I was confused for a second until I saw a huge ball of seaweed with a large fish in it. The hook had gone thru the perch’s gills and into the bass’s mouth. That was fun...

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