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Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing #13144761 05/05/19 05:58 PM
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I just read a post from Steez that mentioned catching all sorts of other things while fishing for bass. Other than hooking another fisherman (or yourself), what are some of the weird things you've caught while bass fishing? Here are a few of mine:
- a Nutria that slapped my Zara Spook and hooked its forepaw
- a 4-pound rainbow trout on a 7" live waterdog
- an owl one night on a black Jitterbug
- a 47-pound carp
-a 45-pound gasper gou
-a small alligator
Let's see some of your weird catches.



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Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: Phototex] #13144797 05/05/19 06:47 PM
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In 60 plus years of fishing I've hooked a variety of creatures besides fish....owls,snakes,turtles,small alligators and..... a coon....
True story and I've got a witness to prove it....back in mid 90's my no boater and I were practicing day before a BFL tourney on Millers Ferry (south Alabama)...we were in the backwaters off the main river, fishing some flooded grass with spinnerbaits....I had rolled the hook down on mine so I wouldn't hook any fish that I might want to come back and fish for in the tourney...looked up ahead of us and there was this half grown coon wading around in the shallow grass,I assume he was looking for crawfish...
coon wasn't paying any attention to us and I threw my spinnerbait probably 8-10 from him to see what his reaction would be...I thought he would probably run off but the opposite happened and he made a mad dash over trying to grab the bait...I jerked it away from him and shouldn't have thrown near him again but I did....the spinnerbait landed a little too close and he pounced on it quicker than I could jerk it away...
give anything if I could have had a video of what happened next....this coon has got my spinnerbait in his mouth and is backing up with all four feet and I'm pulling back as hard as I can with 20lb line...this coon is stripping drag and going backwards for 10-12 ft and apparently he bit through the line..when the line broke,he stopped, took the spinnerbait out of his mouth and held it with both paws and started eating the skirt and worm trailer just like he was eating an ear of corn...he ate the worm first them would take bites of the skirt and when he try to pull the strands of rubber off they would break and slap him in the face,he'd shake his head and take another bite...took him a couple minutes to finish then he sniffed the bait couple times,threw it down and ambled off down the bank...never did pay any attention to us...tried to go get what was left of my spinnerbait but it was too shallow and boggy to get close enough to retrieve it...

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I was at fork and hooked a bowfin. I reached down to lip it and my pal recommended against it for obvious reasons. Not real weird but I had never seen one before.

Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: Phototex] #13144814 05/05/19 07:10 PM
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Oh hell I have a doozy lol-

My dad hooked a muskrat by the foot once while trout fishing in Colorado. We pulled it in and a stranger helped us restrain it by using a landing net and stepping on it with his heavy boot.

Now, I don't know if my dad had seen too many Disney movies recently or what, but instead reaching behind it and just unhooking it, he starts talking to it, apologizing to it. He reached down to pet it on the head or something (not sure what he was thinking) and IT BIT THE LIVING S*** OUT OF HIM!

Hold up your right hand, see that chunk of meat between the bottom of your pinkie and your wrist on the right side of your palm? Yeah, that dang muskrat just nearly, within a few centimeters of flesh, tore that off. There was a hospital visit, lots of stitches, antibiotics, and a doctor who said quote...

"Ya know I checked the medical records of Colorado and you are the first person in history to get bit by a muskrat"

Then there was a lot of laughing and a even madder father.

PS. Also in that trip he nearly rolled a jeep down a mountain and hooked my brother in the neck. Those of you who know my posts and history can likely see where i get it from now, damn heredity.


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Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: Phototex] #13144892 05/05/19 08:44 PM
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Yall should have chopped it up and threw it in the lake. Sorry couldn't resist.

Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: DJB] #13144921 05/05/19 09:21 PM
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Yall should have chopped it up and threw it in the lake. Sorry couldn't resist.

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I was plugging the banks at Inks many years ago. Got a fish on and immediately a raptor of some kind dove on the bass from a tree top near the bank and engaged it in his talons and was flying off with my bass ! When tension formed on the line he let him go. I didnt catch that bird but had him on for a bit !


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Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: Phototex] #13144972 05/05/19 09:58 PM
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Ive caught underwear, panties, a keystone light can, rod and reels, socks, and Ive even caught the same Dr Pepper can twice and cast nets are just a few things I can remember

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I have a had a few water moccasins and a couple bull frogs jump on a plastic worm like a duck on a junebug! Landed them all. 30lb carp on a rattletrap. Weirdest? Large freshwater clam with my Little George tail spinner completely inside the closed clam. Explain that one.

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Last year caught the same huge bullfrog on a frog in the same exact spot a week apart... I was telling my partner about the week before and caught him again on that cast..

Re: Strangest Catches While Bass Fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13145025 05/05/19 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Lil joe
Ive caught underwear, panties, a keystone light can, rod and reels, socks, and Ive even caught the same Dr Pepper can twice and cast nets are just a few things I can remember


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Ive caught underwear, panties, a keystone light can, rod and reels, socks, and Ive even caught the same Dr Pepper can twice and cast nets are just a few things I can remember


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Ive caught underwear, panties, lawn chairs, shoes, 12in worms that were blown up to like 2 foot long, and a rod with a fish on the other end lol YES IT WAS LAKE ARLINGTON! popcorn


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