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You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? #8153147 10/25/12 06:46 PM
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Had no idea these existed, yet someone pulled one outta Lake Austin:

http://www.statesman.com/news/sports/leggett-angler-reels-in-large-eel-on-lady-bird-lak/nSmhX/

Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153210 10/25/12 06:59 PM
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That waterdog lost his legs!


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153243 10/25/12 07:07 PM
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ha would love to catch one of those randomly.


Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153269 10/25/12 07:16 PM
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Not that big, but man are they nasty with the slime!


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153393 10/25/12 07:41 PM
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Caught one at Grapevine.


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153401 10/25/12 07:43 PM
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i dont think i couldve put that nasty thing in my boat. i wouldve had to change my underwear after i saw that thing.


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: ddantidwell] #8153414 10/25/12 07:44 PM
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LOL...yeah I would've thought it was an ANACONDA!

Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8153754 10/25/12 08:44 PM
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caught a small one beind the dam at Navarro Mills years ago. Some guy wanted it so I cut the line and gave it to him hook and all.


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: dobbin] #8154005 10/25/12 09:43 PM
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Hopefully for his aquarium rather than his dinner plate.

Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8154066 10/25/12 09:55 PM
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I've caught 'em before. They like live bait will sometimes be caught on trotlines. Slimy bugaboos! Up in the northeast part of the country, they make great live bait for huge stripers!


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8154153 10/25/12 10:19 PM
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I saw a guy catch one out of Lady Bird about the same size a month or so ago.

Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8154316 10/25/12 10:57 PM
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caught one in stock tank in Mt Plesant when I was a kid that was 18" long.


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8154398 10/25/12 11:16 PM
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Yes sir. When I was a kid in an irrigation tank that fed off the Medina Dam system. Slimey critter.


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Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: cypher_orange] #8154515 10/25/12 11:39 PM
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Welp, looks like I've got one more reason to get out there on the water more often now!

Re: You Ever Caught a Freshwater Eel in TX? [Re: TrophyHuntingAndFishing] #8156458 10/26/12 02:39 PM
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Lots of eels down below the dam at texoma on the red river.

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