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2012-06-22 05:10:21 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.


Something very Simpsons-esque about that sentence. Made me LOL
 
2012-06-22 05:12:02 PM

TabASlotB: 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...


See also deckhand forced to crank that deadweight off the bottom for client only to be given a $10 tip at the end of 3 day fishing trip.

/I keed...your grandmother could have reeled the thing herself

CSB again: Watched a "fish-on" pole holder get snapped right through the base by what turned out to be a 120lbs halibut. I had heard stories of that happening but kind put it off to being bullshiat. I mean those pole holders are sturdy. Fish hit it and took off with the bait and that pole holder didn't have chance.
 
2012-06-22 05:13:01 PM

Kaiku: 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.


You do realize the arrow has a rope attached to it right? It's not like a bullet which can wound and allow the animal to run away to die later. If you hit the fish while bow hunting you will rarely lose the fish.
 
2012-06-22 05:16:13 PM

dusty15893: TabASlotB: 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...

See also deckhand forced to crank that deadweight off the bottom for client only to be given a $10 tip at the end of 3 day fishing trip.

/I keed...your grandmother could have reeled the thing herself

CSB again: Watched a "fish-on" pole holder get snapped right through the base by what turned out to be a 120lbs halibut. I had heard stories of that happening but kind put it off to being bullshiat. I mean those pole holders are sturdy. Fish hit it and took off with the bait and that pole holder didn't have chance.


She did, but it took forever. It's like dragging a barn door up from the bottom of the ocean. Gramma always caught bigger fish than Grampa...bugged him to no end.
 
2012-06-22 05:19:12 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.


Spoken like a true City Boy.
Get out and see how things work in the real world sometime.

/Just don't come to Texas - we get enough of your kind as it is.
 
2012-06-22 05:21:37 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.

www.primotees.com
 
2012-06-22 05:22:35 PM

ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...


Alligators. Thus the name.
 
2012-06-22 05:37:21 PM
That's not a fish.

THIS is a fish.

(Side note to Dusty -- I'm guessing because that big one you saw was caught commercially it wasn't measured for record size? If so, bummer...)

There Texas goes again, talking like it defines the word BIG when in reality Alaska is the state that sets the standard for HuGiNormity (6600+ miles of coastline, just for starters).

Along the lines of what dusty15893 and Skyd1v said, there's not a soul in Alaska who is serious about fishing for halibut that doesn't bring a gun along as a precaution. You haul a 200+ lb. halibut on your boat, you'd better be prepared to shoot it immediately unless you want to get knocked unconscious (and possibly overboard into arctic waters that range anywhere from 52°F to 36°F during Halibut season -- you might survive 10... maybe 15 minutes at those temps before hypothermia takes you under).

Sourdoughs say "Meh" to the cheechako from Texas with that little minnow he caught. ;-)

/Used to work for the AK Dept. of Fish & Game, Division of Sport Fish
//Love being back in Georgia, but still miss Alaska's unsurpassed natural beauty
 
2012-06-22 05:41:54 PM
How do you call your friend with a gun?
 
2012-06-22 05:43:14 PM
www.oocities.org
 
2012-06-22 05:52:08 PM
Cool Story Bro
 
2012-06-22 05:57:10 PM

Drubell: How do you call your friend with a gun?


Three shots.
 
2012-06-22 05:59:47 PM

Drubell: How do you call your friend with a gun?


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-22 06:03:10 PM
Knew it was a gator gar before I clicked the link.
 
2012-06-22 06:14:15 PM
I always practice catch and release filet.
 
2012-06-22 06:18:34 PM
As an avid fisherman it does disappoint me that he would actively go after the fish with a bow once finding out about it. I really enjoy fishing, and enjoy catching 'the big ones', but when I catch something big - I was raised to take a picture and release it if possible. You can catch the smaller (but legal!), more prevalent fish for food, trophies are too few and far between to make meals out of in my opinion.

/there are exceptions
 
2012-06-22 06:18:48 PM
Bastid cock-blocked 5 male gars.
 
2012-06-22 06:20:54 PM

fyrewede: That's not a fish.

THIS is a fish.

(Side note to Dusty -- I'm guessing because that big one you saw was caught commercially it wasn't measured for record size? If so, bummer...)

There Texas goes again, talking like it defines the word BIG when in reality Alaska is the state that sets the standard for HuGiNormity (6600+ miles of coastline, just for starters).

Along the lines of what dusty15893 and Skyd1v said, there's not a soul in Alaska who is serious about fishing for halibut that doesn't bring a gun along as a precaution. You haul a 200+ lb. halibut on your boat, you'd better be prepared to shoot it immediately unless you want to get knocked unconscious (and possibly overboard into arctic waters that range anywhere from 52°F to 36°F during Halibut season -- you might survive 10... maybe 15 minutes at those temps before hypothermia takes you under).

Sourdoughs say "Meh" to the cheechako from Texas with that little minnow he caught. ;-)

/Used to work for the AK Dept. of Fish & Game, Division of Sport Fish
//Love being back in Georgia, but still miss Alaska's unsurpassed natural beauty


No it was caught on a charter. In fact I've got a picture of it still. Hanging from outside the processing room.
 
2012-06-22 06:35:31 PM

dusty15893: fyrewede: That's not a fish.

THIS is a fish.

(Side note to Dusty -- I'm guessing because that big one you saw was caught commercially it wasn't measured for record size? If so, bummer...)

There Texas goes again, talking like it defines the word BIG when in reality Alaska is the state that sets the standard for HuGiNormity (6600+ miles of coastline, just for starters).

Along the lines of what dusty15893 and Skyd1v said, there's not a soul in Alaska who is serious about fishing for halibut that doesn't bring a gun along as a precaution. You haul a 200+ lb. halibut on your boat, you'd better be prepared to shoot it immediately unless you want to get knocked unconscious (and possibly overboard into arctic waters that range anywhere from 52°F to 36°F during Halibut season -- you might survive 10... maybe 15 minutes at those temps before hypothermia takes you under).

Sourdoughs say "Meh" to the cheechako from Texas with that little minnow he caught. ;-)

/Used to work for the AK Dept. of Fish & Game, Division of Sport Fish
//Love being back in Georgia, but still miss Alaska's unsurpassed natural beauty

No it was caught on a charter. In fact I've got a picture of it still. Hanging from outside the processing room.


Check that I've got an old brochure with the picture on it. I also miss Alaska. If it wasn't so damn far away from everything I'd still be up there.
 
2012-06-22 06:37:24 PM
I found a 66 million year old gar in South Dakota this week so I'm getting a kick...

/was only about 4 feet long.
 
2012-06-22 06:50:36 PM

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


Good idea. I move that we start with you.
 
2012-06-22 07:15:47 PM

moops: How does alligator gar taste?


Like alligator, but more gar-y.
 
2012-06-22 07:29:10 PM
Gar have sharp teeth, man.
 
2012-06-22 07:56:52 PM

metallion: moops: How does alligator gar taste?

Like chicken?


Maybe like catfish that eats dogfish?
 
2012-06-22 08:04:06 PM

fyrewede:

Along the lines of what dusty15893 and Skyd1v said, there's not a soul in Alaska who is serious about fishing for halibut that doesn't bring a gun along as a precaution. You haul a 200+ lb. halibut on your boat, you'd better be prepared to shoot it immediately unless you want to get knocked overboard.


Erm...one small point of order. Shoot the fish BEFORE you bring it on board.

(Yes, I have had to tell someone that before.)
 
2012-06-22 08:15:05 PM

poodebunker: metallion: moops: How does alligator gar taste?

Like chicken?

Maybe like catfish that eats dogfish?


d16rdsjyxf6oae.cloudfront.net

Yummy.
 
2012-06-22 08:18:27 PM

ha-ha-guy: You know, if I was trying to hunt 300 alligator gar, I'd carry my own damn pistol. Also maybe a 12 gauge.


Big fish are weird. You need a bullet that penetrates deep enough to hit vitals and quickly kill. Shotguns are good for shooting skeet sized Gar into red mist.
 
2012-06-22 08:22:30 PM

bim1154: 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 faceexistence covered up at his request.
I think the weight was just over 200 lbs.

[i106.photobucket.com image 442x800]


/ftfy
 
2012-06-22 08:38:18 PM
I couldn't find a pic of John Candy posing with the shark he shot in the movie 'Armed and Dangerous', so instead, here he is in drag or something:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-22 08:47:21 PM
'Why do you use a bow to fish?'

"It's more sporting."

'Then when you started losing why did you kill it with a firearm?'

"Don't mess with Texas. Yee-haw!"


(...It's like using a UAV to hunt bears.)
 
2012-06-22 08:48:26 PM
Does not approve.
www.dbcovers.com
 
2012-06-22 08:50:34 PM

bim1154: 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.


Your brother is a Monolith!?
 
2012-06-22 09:12:29 PM

AllUpInYa: Bastid cock-blocked 5 male gars.


that's the bottom line right there. that fellow turns up missing one night real soon, there's fish behind it. mark my words.
 
2012-06-22 09:53:14 PM

bim1154: 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 image 442x800]


I never messed around with gar, but a friend of mine caught one about that size in Clear Creek. He tried to scale it with a hatchet, but the scales were so hard that the hatchet bounced off, throwing up sparks every time he hit it.
 
2012-06-22 10:16:57 PM

minoridiot: bim1154: 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 image 442x800]

I never messed around with gar, but a friend of mine caught one about that size in Clear Creek. He tried to scale it with a hatchet, but the scales were so hard that the hatchet bounced off, throwing up sparks every time he hit it.


That was no gar, that was my wife!

/actually maybe a devil jack-diamond fish Link
 
2012-06-22 10:20:25 PM

dryknife: ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...

Alligators. Thus the name.


No, they got their name from the gator like teeth and elongated snout.
 
2012-06-22 10:21:32 PM

Cosmoboy: dryknife: ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...

Alligators. Thus the name.

No, they got their name from the gator like teeth and elongated snout.


www.gofishinn.com
 
2012-06-22 10:57:25 PM
I'm a city boy myself, but this thread just reminds me why most city people should STFU when it comes to outdoor sporting.

/used to help my dad catch gar on trips down in Arkansas
 
2012-06-22 11:06:05 PM

Frank N Stein: I'm a city boy myself, but this thread just reminds me why most city people should STFU when it comes to outdoor sporting.

/used to help my dad catch gar on trips down in Arkansas


I "Smarted" your post, but I bet you've seen a few big fish in the CG.
 
2012-06-22 11:12:39 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption


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

Something very Simpsons-esque about that sentence. Made me LOL


Well spotted: it is actually from the Simpsons episode where Homer joins the [show's version of the] NRA. Lenny Leonard says that line when he is addressing the group and explaining why modern weapons are necessary for hunting.

*tips hat*
 
2012-06-23 12:17:05 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I "Smarted" your post, but I bet you've seen a few big fish in the CG.


I have. Used to go halibut fishing in Alaska. For a city hipster, I'm kind of an odd cat. I own guns, I can clean a fish, I can field dress a deer, I can start a fire without matches, and all other sorts of odds and ends. I even help my friends identify local plant and animal life when they ask.

As much as I love Chicago, some people out here just boggle my mind. Grown men that can't fix a leaky pipe or know how to find/harvest food in the wild.
 
2012-06-23 12:34:52 AM

Frank N Stein: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I "Smarted" your post, but I bet you've seen a few big fish in the CG.

I have. Used to go halibut fishing in Alaska. For a city hipster, I'm kind of an odd cat. I own guns, I can clean a fish, I can field dress a deer, I can start a fire without matches, and all other sorts of odds and ends. I even help my friends identify local plant and animal life when they ask.

As much as I love Chicago, some people out here just boggle my mind. Grown men that can't fix a leaky pipe or know how to find/harvest food in the wild.


That's excellent. Skills that may not be handy in the city at present, but who knows, next week or next month, you might be the only one in your neighborhood not starving/bleeding/dying.

I grew up in the country, so far in the sticks, that we had to walk towards town to go hunting. Not so far past, I lived in the heart of the city, and had to take a crash course in urban skills. Completely different skill set. So I appreciate these skills, both urban and rural. You'll do fine anywhere.
 
2012-06-23 12:44:20 AM
Also, I like your writing style. Very plain and readable.
 
2012-06-23 04:01:12 AM
I'm the first to advocate hunting and fishing but ... Sometimes you should just look at it and not take the shot. I really like the idea he fileted it and didn't waste it as a trophy; but no one will see anything like that in their lifetime in that lake. There were plenty of smaller males that could have been harvested instead. I'm can't sit in judgement because I've harvested some fish that in hind site I wish I had let go.

Many states have changed their laws so that their are over/under limits to allow the healthiest fish to breed while letting people keep 1 trophy. Some species (like sturgeon) just have the under limits. Maybe Gar need an under limit. They are usually considered a junk fish but again anything that old should just be left be unless there is a pressing need for food.
 
2012-06-23 09:02:31 AM

Cosmoboy: dryknife: ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...

Alligators. Thus the name.

No, they got their name from the gator like teeth and elongated snout.


I was jesting. We have plenty of gar here, but no gators. They actually eat alligator snapping turtles, thus the name.
 
2012-06-23 09:36:08 AM

dryknife: Cosmoboy: dryknife: ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...

Alligators. Thus the name.

No, they got their name from the gator like teeth and elongated snout.

I was jesting. We have plenty of gar here, but no gators. They actually eat alligator snapping turtles, thus the name.


No they don't. Surely you jest. If you live in Texas you have gators in most lakes from Dallas to Louisiana.
 
2012-06-23 11:24:00 AM

Coiled Hot 1: dryknife: Cosmoboy: dryknife: ladyfortuna: What do those things eat...

Alligators. Thus the name.

No, they got their name from the gator like teeth and elongated snout.

I was jesting. We have plenty of gar here, but no gators. They actually eat alligator snapping turtles, thus the name.

No they don't. Surely you jest. If you live in Texas you have gators in most lakes from Dallas to Louisiana.


There are gators in Arkansas, but way south mostly. Unaware of any around Fort Smith. We just have kiddie porn downloading clowns.

And don't call me Shirley.
 
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