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Strange But True Fish Story #13290754 09/23/19 05:57 PM
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Went to a small farm pond this morning. The water level was very low.

I had a fluke on a spinning rig with a swivel about 18 inches from the hook. Hooked a fish but line broke.

Retied with same rig. About 50 feet from that first hit hooked a bass again. Again, the line broke. (OK, this is ridiculous)

About a hour later, using another spinning rig with a fluke tied to it, on the other side of the pond hooked and landed bass. I retrieved my lure and noted there’s a line down its gullet. I gently pulled and out popped my earlier fluke. That’s crazy I thought. But then I noticed another line. Pulled it and here was the other fluke.

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Bass was very thin. Has some sort of health issue.


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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13290779 09/23/19 06:14 PM
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Poor dude is starving! I bet you need to take some fish out of that pond and stock it with some bait fish.

Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13290840 09/23/19 06:57 PM
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Probably has plastic in his stomach.


Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13290850 09/23/19 07:00 PM
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It looks thin! I think we all somehow has plastic in the stomach though.

Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13290886 09/23/19 07:29 PM
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That's an old, stunted bass. Too many predators, not enough prey in that pond.


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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13291170 09/24/19 01:03 AM
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actually more prey than predators in this pond. That fish has plastic in it's gut is my guess because all the rest are very healthy.


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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13295482 09/28/19 01:37 AM
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I am getting worried about my fishing skills.

In follow-up to the initial story (above) I went back to the farm pond today.

When I got home from the earlier trip, I changed the line to Suffix 12 lb. braid. I put a swivel on it, then a 12 inch leader of 10 lb. Stren monofilament.

While fishing I noticed there were a lot of frogs around the shore. I took my fluke and put it in front of a frog. He latched onto it. It took 4 tries but I finally caught a frog. I put a weedless hook on the “new line” and cast the frog out. It swam on top of the water. After a while I reeled it in a few feet and waited. A bass hit the frog. I opened the bail and let it take line. I set the hook and the line broke at the swivel (AGAIN!). (I never caught another frog.)

Later, I was fishing with a swimmin’ fluke jr. and caught a big bass. While weighing it, I saw my leader and pulled. The frog came out of his gullet about half-way and the hook pulled free of his leg. This had to be a different bass because it looked healthier than the one caught earlier this week.


On average, your heart beats 100,000 times a day. One day, one of those heartbeats will be your last. Then what?

The answer is found in Jesus Christ who said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13295565 09/28/19 04:02 AM
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I would be throwing a frog! Neat post. thumb




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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13295612 09/28/19 10:24 AM
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Frog frog fishing is fun...
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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13295653 09/28/19 12:05 PM
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i used to throw a mepps on the bank near a frog i could see and the frog would jump on it and back in the water...perty gud fight


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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13295737 09/28/19 02:15 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I caught a big bull frog in the tongue once on a pop R once. I stuck my finger in his mouth to get the hook out and he bit me. They bit hard, worse it made one of the unhooked trebles go up to the barb right under my finger nail.

Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13304374 10/07/19 05:56 PM
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Bullfrogs like a weightless Zoom trick worm too.

Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13305047 10/08/19 12:36 PM
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Frogs really like any fly on top and are an absolute hoot on a fly rod.


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Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: cob] #13305419 10/08/19 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cob
Frogs really like any fly on top and are an absolute hoot on a fly rod.


That brings back memories. I used to catch frogs all the time with a fly rod, when I was just a kid...about a thousand years ago.

Re: Strange But True Fish Story [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13305486 10/08/19 06:36 PM
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I would start to work on tying better knots or purchasing better line with all these break offs...

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