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Pud
2012-06-22 03:27:30 PM  
The line went taut and the fish yanked the fisherman into the water headfirst. That's when Crawford's dog, Bleux, grabbed him by the cuff of the jeans, creating a bizarre riverbank tug-of-war.

It's a shame no one was able to video that. I suspect it would have been LOL worthy
 
2012-06-22 03:49:34 PM  
Like shooting fish with a barrel.
 
2012-06-22 03:56:48 PM  
First thing I thought of

pojkenochtrollet.files.wordpress.com

/Bonus cause he even looks like Burt
 
2012-06-22 04:01:52 PM  
Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
 
2012-06-22 04:18:22 PM  

FloydA: Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.


Are you Shipping up to Boston?
 
2012-06-22 04:18:55 PM  
I've reeled in a few whale sized females over the years, but i neither shot them, nor mounted them, on the wall at least.
 
2012-06-22 04:19:08 PM  
Pulled a Jr Samples there.
Filleted it before he weighed it.

"Where did you weigh it Jr?"
"I don' know. We'us drunk"
 
2012-06-22 04:20:25 PM  
It wasn't a fish, it was a scuba diver.
 
2012-06-22 04:20:50 PM  
I bet it was around 150 years old
/Sad tag
//Fark who am I kidding going fishing next week
 
2012-06-22 04:22:08 PM  
ur one uglee mudderfakka.
 
2012-06-22 04:23:09 PM  
So it was a huge female among a bunch of males, and this dumb redneck fark killed it. Lovely. People like this jackass are why recent generations of "big" fish species are shrinking.
 
2012-06-22 04:23:26 PM  
You know, if I was trying to hunt 300 alligator gar, I'd carry my own damn pistol. Also maybe a 12 gauge.
 
2012-06-22 04:24:19 PM  
Reminds me of my days as a deckhand halibut fishing in SE Alaska. The weapon of choice to "subdue" the fish depended on the Captain you were working with. One guy used a single shot 20 gauge w/slugs, another guy I worked with used a .22 caliber revolver (usually required more than one shot). But one of the younger captains preferred to use a "shark hook". Bascially a giant fishing hook attached to 20ft of 1/2" nylon line. Hoist fish up, get shark hook in mouth hold on for dear life while.beating fish about the head with gaff until it was dead...Didn't really like working with him.

On CSB a side note another boat in our fleet managed to land a 109" 620lbs Halibut...so yeah.
 
2012-06-22 04:25:02 PM  
I am all with him till It wasn't until after Crawford had carved up his catch
The thing has to be full of toxins
 
2012-06-22 04:25:59 PM  

LordJiro: So it was a huge female among a bunch of males, and this dumb redneck fark killed it. Lovely. People like this jackass are why recent generations of "big" fish species are shrinking.


Because he could tell that a fish swimming under water was a female when he killed it? You, sir, are the jackass.
 
2012-06-22 04:27:11 PM  
Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.
 
2012-06-22 04:31:31 PM  
Old man that's buddies with my father killed a county record black bear last year (and nearly a state record). He had to get my father to help load it into the back of his pickup track; used a New Holland tractor. Then went to four weigh stations until they found one with a scale big enough to weigh the thing, topped around 500 pounds iirc.
 
2012-06-22 04:32:58 PM  
As the article says, he did weigh it, but his scale only went up to 300 lbs. Also, I'm presuming that the fish could be eaten, or why else fillet it?
 
2012-06-22 04:34:30 PM  

shanrick:
Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.


Sooo when did a single string bow with rope tied to it become "high-tech"?

And what exactly is a "low-tech animal"? Do you have any examples of "high-tech animals" so we know what to compare it to?
 
2012-06-22 04:36:22 PM  

shanrick: Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.



1. Gar is edible.
2. Bow and arrow is not high tech.
3. Why fillet the fish if he was going to dump it?
4. You fail.
 
2012-06-22 04:36:35 PM  
How does alligator gar taste?
 
2012-06-22 04:37:00 PM  

scottydoesntknow


And what exactly is a "low-tech animal"? Do you have any examples of "high-tech animals" so we know what to compare it to?


You could look at any of today's super-animals, like the flying squirrel and the electric eel.
 
2012-06-22 04:37:05 PM  

dusty15893: Reminds me of my days as a deckhand halibut fishing in SE Alaska. The weapon of choice to "subdue" the fish depended on the Captain you were working with. One guy used a single shot 20 gauge w/slugs, another guy I worked with used a .22 caliber revolver (usually required more than one shot). But one of the younger captains preferred to use a "shark hook". Bascially a giant fishing hook attached to 20ft of 1/2" nylon line. Hoist fish up, get shark hook in mouth hold on for dear life while.beating fish about the head with gaff until it was dead...Didn't really like working with him.

On CSB a side note another boat in our fleet managed to land a 109" 620lbs Halibut...so yeah.


I take a Snakecharmer single-shot .410 whenever I go out for halibut. Don't usually need to use it (normally a fillet knife works) but it is nice to have on hand when you do score a "barn door".*

*/not very often
 
2012-06-22 04:38:52 PM  
That looks shopped.

www.correctcraftfan.com
 
2012-06-22 04:39:08 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: scottydoesntknow

And what exactly is a "low-tech animal"? Do you have any examples of "high-tech animals" so we know what to compare it to?


You could look at any of today's super-animals, like the flying squirrel and the electric eel.


Hell I was thinking something like this:

enpundit.com
 
2012-06-22 04:39:11 PM  

shanrick: Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.


What's it like being stupid and wrong about everything? Do you find it hard surviving every day?
 
2012-06-22 04:40:06 PM  

Rufus Lee King: Yay! Let's kill things!


Ah but that gar could kill you right back easily
 
2012-06-22 04:40:38 PM  

moops: How does alligator gar taste?


Like chicken?
 
2012-06-22 04:42:32 PM  

dac74656: LordJiro: So it was a huge female among a bunch of males, and this dumb redneck fark killed it. Lovely. People like this jackass are why recent generations of "big" fish species are shrinking.

Because he could tell that a fish swimming under water was a female when he killed it? You, sir, are the jackass.


How could they tell the other 5 were males if they were swimming underwater? Oh, wait that's how they breed, one female releasing eggs and one or more males around her fertilizing the eggs.
 
2012-06-22 04:43:54 PM  

scottydoesntknow


Hell I was thinking something like this:


That's pretty neat.
 
2012-06-22 04:43:55 PM  

moops: How does alligator gar taste?


Like chicken. But seriously, it's pretty close to bass in flavor. A friend of mine caught a 75 pounder and filleted it up and cooked a bunch and brought it to work and fed it to our co workers. Told them it was bass and nobody new the difference until he told them after they already ate it. CSB
 
2012-06-22 04:44:04 PM  
I thought those things only existed in the Elder Scrolls series.
 
2012-06-22 04:44:09 PM  

soaboutthat: Oh, wait that's how they breed, one female releasing eggs and one or more males around her fertilizing the eggs


You could call it an alligator gorgy
 
2012-06-22 04:45:11 PM  

LeroyBourne: ur one uglee mudderfakka.


hahahahaha, nice
 
2012-06-22 04:46:12 PM  

You know it's a BIG fish


Seems appropriate here:

Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
 
2012-06-22 04:51:23 PM  

Skyd1v: dusty15893: Reminds me of my days as a deckhand halibut fishing in SE Alaska. The weapon of choice to "subdue" the fish depended on the Captain you were working with. One guy used a single shot 20 gauge w/slugs, another guy I worked with used a .22 caliber revolver (usually required more than one shot). But one of the younger captains preferred to use a "shark hook". Bascially a giant fishing hook attached to 20ft of 1/2" nylon line. Hoist fish up, get shark hook in mouth hold on for dear life while.beating fish about the head with gaff until it was dead...Didn't really like working with him.

On CSB a side note another boat in our fleet managed to land a 109" 620lbs Halibut...so yeah.

I take a Snakecharmer single-shot .410 whenever I go out for halibut. Don't usually need to use it (normally a fillet knife works) but it is nice to have on hand when you do score a "barn door".*

*/not very often


Yeah we only broke out the firearms if guessed the fish was north of 120lbs or so. I fished out of Sitka and at the time (8 years ago) and it wasn't entirely uncommon back then to pull 200-300lbs fish up when fishing got hot. Biggest fish I personally had to "deal" with was around 350lbs. I wasn't a huge fan of halibut fishing anyway, I'll take mooching for King Salmon all day over sitting around soaking for 8 hours.
 
2012-06-22 04:52:37 PM  
This is the one my brother caught about 4 or 5 years ago. He caught it on a fishing rod out of the Brazos River. His face covered up at his request.
I think the weight was just over 200 lbs.

i106.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-22 04:52:45 PM  
Yeah....that's forced perspective if I've ever seen it.

/Could be wrong, but even the tape measure shot in the linked story looks like it was manipulated to exaggerate the size of the fin.
 
2012-06-22 04:58:52 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I bet it was around 150 years old
/Sad tag
//Fark who am I kidding going fishing next week



Yeah.. This guy sounds like a serious asshole.

"I heard they's some fish over thar, so i run over with muh bow and shoot one.
Then mah buddy come by cuz we'us fightin and shot it in the haid."
 
2012-06-22 04:59:29 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Rufus Lee King: Yay! Let's kill things!

Ah but that gar could kill you right back easily


Yeah, this isn't exactly a good article for the 'unfair to the poor animals' angle. The guy basically took on a dinosaur with a bow and arrow and survived even after being dragged into the fishes' natural environment.
 
2012-06-22 04:59:35 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I bet it was around 150 years old
/Sad tag
//Fark who am I kidding going fishing next week



Yeah.. but this guy sounds like a serious asshole.

"I heard they's some fish over thar, so i run over with muh bow and shoot one.
Then mah buddy come by cuz we'us fightin and shot it in the haid."
 
2012-06-22 05:00:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: shanrick:
Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.

Sooo when did a single string bow with rope tied to it become "high-tech"?

And what exactly is a "low-tech animal"? Do you have any examples of "high-tech animals" so we know what to compare it to?


pbfcomics.com
 
2012-06-22 05:00:38 PM  
What do those things eat, ducks? Geese? Small children & household pets? Remind me never to swim down in Texas. Or else, remind me never to go to Texas...
 
2012-06-22 05:00:49 PM  

dusty15893: One guy used a single shot 20 gauge w/slugs, another guy I worked with used a .22 caliber revolver (usually required more than one shot).


Our local butcher when I was a boy, was a 70-year-old man who used to use a .22 to drop hogs. My uncle had a hog that weighed over 600 pounds (usually, you'll butcher at 200 pounds or so, because it costs more to feed them than any extra meat might gain you) because he had him in an open field, and it cost nothing to feed him. Quincy, the butcher dropped down into the corral with his .22, shot that hog in the head, and the bullet bounced off his skull, and the hog immediately bit the gun right out of his hand, then chased him out of the corral.

Quincy grabbed the top rail of that fence, and sprund his heels over his head to get out of that sty. Most amazing thing I've ever seen from a 70-year-old man. My uncle went in the house and got his 30-06, and solved the hog's problem once and for all.

/poor Quincy lost his life later that year when a tricycle tractor rolled on him on a sidehill, while plowing
//they made men tougher back in those days
 
2012-06-22 05:02:44 PM  

shanrick: Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.


How about RTFA, maybe the part where he says he filleted it?
 
2012-06-22 05:03:26 PM  
Alaskan halibut can get crazy big and every fisherman carries a pistol on board just to pop the big ones in the head. You can pull a live one into the boat or you could be in for a world of pain.

CSB: my diminutive grandmother hauled in a freakin' 180 pounder.

/I caught a 53 pound King on that same trip.
//Catch hasn't been the same over the last decade...
 
2012-06-22 05:03:46 PM  

scottydoesntknow: shanrick:
Wow. He caught a big fish that can't be eaten.
I don't get how it's a sport to hunt low tech animals with high tech tools.
After the photo they probably dumped the carcass in the woods somewhere.

Sooo when did a single string bow with rope tied to it become "high-tech"?

And what exactly is a "low-tech animal"? Do you have any examples of "high-tech animals" so we know what to compare it to?


Yes.. man..... the most...

dangerous

game.


(swirls martini)
 
2012-06-22 05:03:55 PM  
Shooting a fish with a bow and arrow doesn't seem very sporting to me. Even if it gets away, it's still probably going to die.
 
2012-06-22 05:05:46 PM  
Dudes dog is cool! I hope he got rewarded.
 
2012-06-22 05:09:18 PM  

moops: How does alligator gar taste?


Growing up we use to go after them in the marshes of sw La. when they would spawn. Water was shallow, we would just shoot them in the head. My grandfather would clean them, usually you take a hatchet and go down the spine splitting the skin (is like armor platting). After that you basically skin it with the hatchet. Cut the meat into what looks like big roasts. My grandfather use to scrape the meat off the bones, mix it with seasonings, bread crumbs and what ever else to make patties or balls, then would either fry them like cod fish cakes or put them on the smoker. Really good stuff when done right. Fond memories.
 
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