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Weird Things You’ve Caught

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18 mins ago, sbcbmx112 said:

yea I'm sorry my bad :hooked:

Please, no apologies. I was being a wiseass. Not sure I would’ve picked that son of a gun up either. 

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Pelican while surf fishing OBX. Caught it right out of the air and it put up a good fight, like reeling in a kite on a windy day.

Bird was fine and flew away 

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Birds which seems to be what everyone catches. 

 

A few fishing rods over the years too. 

 

The best was a seahorse, raritan bay of all places too. 

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Many years ago when I was 7 or 8 fishing on a fluke head boat with my dad. [I'm 58 now] I caught a sea robbin that was trapped in a plastic 6 pack ring holder. The fish grew around it and was hourglass shaped. We carefully cut the 6 pack holder off and released it. Sometime around 1975 I caught an sturgeon while drifting for fluke off of Sandy hook. It was a small one as they go, about 4' long, but looked like a prehistoric monster.

Jim

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Ive snagged 2 lobsters before, a pair of maiting horshecrabs, blue heron.  Two nights ago while eeling, caught my leader from earlier in september. The impressivr part is circle caught the small loop knot i use to tie everything with.

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1 hour ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

and it is tagged too!

HH

I saw that too... Why would anyone tag that disaster of a fish???  What were they thinking?

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1 min ago, Fitzy said:

I saw that too... Why would anyone tag that disaster of a fish???  What were they thinking?

 

That is an absolutely PERFECT fish to tag!!!!

 

Shows just how tough they "can" be, and how long they "can" survive after we all write them off as "having no chance."

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Just now, JoeyZac said:

 

That is an absolutely PERFECT fish to tag!!!!

 

Shows just how tough they "can" be, and how long they "can" survive after we all write them off as "having no chance."

Umm, do you tag things just to see how long they’ve survive?  I always thought it was for age and growth studies or to track migratory patterns.  

 

Probably not not the best specimen for either of those 2 studies.  

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