caught a rockfish once that had my buddies rig down his throat. so he ate my buddies rig then ate mine.. guess i was paying better attention
2 years ago bottom fishing for White Perch using nightcrawlers on the Potomac near Fletchers boat house. Caught about 30 or so, and then had another tap-tap on my light rod. Set the hook and began reeling in. At that instant the rod just about got yanked out of my hands.....then it felt like an anchor that was moving upstream. A good while later I finally got the 20 pound cat to the surface. So what is odd or strange, or interesting about that? Look closely at the pic near the Cat's mouth. Either that 6 inch perch and the Cat went after the worm at the same time and both got hooked, or the Cat had perch on his menu.
Either way it was still pretty cool.
Redneck Fishing NC style!
I went down to Mt. Airy, NC to fish with an old college buddy of mine several years ago. I could always count on Rick for two things; decent fishing and even better moonshine! So, after a long evening of imbibing and catching up on life, we leave early AM and launch his jon boat onto this small lake. He swore that this spot is where he had been getting some good size LMB. But after a couple of hours of casting a wide variety of spin baits, jerk baits, stick baits, etc., we had nothing! Nada!
Just about that time, Rick looks over and spots this fat black water snake in the lily pads with a frog still kicking in its mouth. Rick gets real excited and says "Hey, let's try some live bait!" I told him that the snake was probably poisonous, and besides, it was way too big to be used as bait! He says "Not the snake, moron, the frog!" Right! He's going to risk getting snake-bit just to wrestle some half-dead frog from this serpent! It made me wonder whether he had been sipping out of the mason jar that he kept under the boat seat!
So we quietly drift over to this patch of lily pads. Since it was on my end of the boat, Rick whispers "Grab it behind the head and I'll slip the frog out of its mouth." So I quickly snatch this thing by the neck and Rick gets the frog loose. By this time, this creature is really pissed! It's hissing and squirming and showing the white lining in its mouth. Looking at those fangs, I'm thinking all sorts of things all at once: "This is one of the stupidest things I've ever done!" and "How the heck am I going to let loose of this thing without getting bit?" and "I sure hope that they don't let Rick give the Eulogy!"
Just about then I see Rick reaching under the seat and unscrewing the mason jar. "Snake Bite Remedy" is running through my brain. But Rick says, "Hold that thing over the side." As I do, he starts pouring a small bit of that clear liquid down the snake's throat. I can actually feel the snake's thrashing movements relax as the liquid hits it's system! After a minute or so, this thing is as limp as a wet rope! So I slide it onto one of the larger pads hoping that it can slowly come back around without drowning itself!
When I look back up, Rick has put that frog on a hook and is ready to cast. Sure enough, on three of the next four casts, darn if he doesn't hook up with some nice bass! I was laughing my butt off! Then I feel this tapping on my foot. I look away from Rick's fish and glance down in the direction of my foot. There, coiled in the bottom of the boat, is that ugly damn water moccasin. Only this time, he's got TWO frogs in his mouth!!
Sorry to recycle an old joke here, but it seemed appropriate!
Caught a rock 2 years ago that had swam through a mono leader spool; the ones that are about 6" across. The poor fish had started to grow around the plastic spool. Killed 2 birds with one stone....Took it out of it's misery and finished my limit.
2008 25' Maycraft Pilothouse (2550XL) - F250 - Sandy Point SP