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What Are Some Of Your Most Unusual Fishing Catches?

By November 17, 2012

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Deformed bass If you go fishing very often you will have some unusual catches. They mount up over the years and range from slightly different to completely unexpected experiences. I have had my share of surprises. Share some of yours in the comments section below.

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What Are Some Of Your Most Unusual Fishing Catches?


November 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm
(1) Cayla Summers says:

I used to fish on Washington Island, Wisconsin from a dock. One day I hooked into a nice big Northern Pike on a Panther blade spinner. When I got the fish to the dock & tried to net it, it broke free, spinner & all. I was devastated. One week later I was fishing the same dock with a red & white Devil Blade. I again hooked into a nice Northern Pike & reeled it into the dock. As I went to net it, I realized it was the same fish from last week & it still had the Panther spinner lure hanging from it’s mouth!! This time I got him!!!

November 25, 2011 at 11:07 am
(2) fishing says:

Greedy pike! It is amazing how often fish bite with hooks in their mouths and stuff in their stomachs. I have several stories here about catching fish twice. Thanks for sharing.

November 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm
(3) andrew says:

couple: first I just got a 17″ X 5-1/2 wide rainbow. Problem was it had 3 places the spine had been injured so it looked like a snake. second: catching turtles on worms. No matter how many I catch they never fail to catch me by suprise (including a snapper that was the size of a spare tire).

November 25, 2011 at 11:05 am
(4) fishing says:

I used to catch a lot of turtles when bream fishing with my mom and grandmother. I sometimes get one in my pond now. Haven’t tried to clean one but I have had turtle hash and soup and it was good.

November 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm
(5) Joe says:

I’ve caught a seagull once. I was casting and it snatched it right out of the air. It then smacked the water with a belly flop. Reeled him in and released him. Also, I’ve heard of a guy reeling in a deers spine.

November 25, 2011 at 11:04 am
(6) fishing says:

Deers spine – yuck! Thinking of the smell. Did the seagull try to bite you?

November 18, 2012 at 10:04 am
(7) Duke says:

I was in a bass tournament on Buggs Island Lake in mid-November a couple of years ago. I threw a rattle trap up on top of this point and WHAM, something nailed it. At first, I thought it was a 10# bass. After about 2 minutes and a couple of strong runs, I thought it was a striper. After another couple of minutes of fighting like an old tire, I finally decided it had to be a catfish. And oh, what a catfish!! 25 minutes later, a 52# flathead came alongside the boat, with only the #6 back hook firmly embedded in her lip. It’s a wonder I got her up to the boat without that little hook breaking. After pictures, she was released.

November 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm
(8) fishing says:

They are fun to catch but always disappointing in a tournament when you think for a few seconds you have a trophy bass!

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