Fishing Videos, Pics and Stories

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by GatorTAG, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. oxrageous

    oxrageous It's Good to be King
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    22,931
    Oxbucks:
    $24,334
    Ratings:
    +39,751 / -1,482
    You obviously are not a fisherman. I guess you'd find it more fun to go out and not catch fish.
     
    • SaltGator

      SaltGator Midline

      Joined:
      Jun 12, 2014
      Messages:
      1,008
      Oxbucks:
      $731
      Ratings:
      +1,096 / -12
      Nice work Ox.
       
      • Gatorbreath

        Gatorbreath The original "Breath" of the GCMB.
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        1,200
        Oxbucks:
        $262
        Ratings:
        +819 / -23
        Fishing is murder.

        Now I'm off to lunch. I think I'm going to enjoy a nice steak.
         
      • NVGator

        NVGator Member
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        9,428
        Oxbucks:
        $5,580
        Ratings:
        +9,272 / -437
        Right. Because the thrill of going to a stocked pond that allows you to catch a fish on at least 10 consecutive casts just gets that adrenalin pumping.
         
      • AlexDaGator

        AlexDaGator The Hammer of Thor
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jun 19, 2014
        Messages:
        7,630
        Oxbucks:
        $6,190
        Ratings:
        +12,965 / -36
        It's a lot more work to get a girl to sleep with you the first time than the second time, no?

        So you've been having great sex with a freaky girl for a month now, banging her several times a week...are you going to stop because she's a sure thing and the challenge is gone?



        Alex.
         
        • oxrageous

          oxrageous It's Good to be King
          Administrator

          Joined:
          Jun 5, 2014
          Messages:
          22,931
          Oxbucks:
          $24,334
          Ratings:
          +39,751 / -1,482
          "I just caught too many fish today for it to be any fun." - Said no fisherman ever

          A "stocked pond" :lol: It was stocked probably 30 years ago, just like every other man-made retention lake in Florida. And I don't give a damn if it's stocked or not, it's a hell of a lot of fun. No fish are harmed, they go right back in the lake.
           
          • oxrageous

            oxrageous It's Good to be King
            Administrator

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2014
            Messages:
            22,931
            Oxbucks:
            $24,334
            Ratings:
            +39,751 / -1,482
            By the way, fish #40 hit the hardest all day. It was a 3 pounder that hit the fluke so hard it nearly pulled the rod out of my sweaty hands.
             
          • Concrete Helmet

            Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Jul 29, 2014
            Messages:
            11,604
            Oxbucks:
            $5,599
            Ratings:
            +9,905 / -698
            As someone who has fished on the flats and inshore for 30 years, and did a little guiding, I get what you're saying from the whole challenge or "purest" pov.....but, there is also something to be said about being at "The Spot" that is just a whole helluva lot of fun....I live on Lake Conway in the Orlando area for the last 10 years and the Bass fishing has gotten so bad that I pay $600 a couple of times a year to go fish a private lake in another county when I want to go catch Bass....granted, it's loaded with 6-12# Bass and an average trip usually means 30-50 fish in half a day but being the only one(boat) on the water at that spot is well worth it.
             
            • NVGator

              NVGator Member
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jun 11, 2014
              Messages:
              9,428
              Oxbucks:
              $5,580
              Ratings:
              +9,272 / -437
              Great analogy.
               
              • NVGator

                NVGator Member
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Jun 11, 2014
                Messages:
                9,428
                Oxbucks:
                $5,580
                Ratings:
                +9,272 / -437
                Mutilator.
                 
              • NVGator

                NVGator Member
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Jun 11, 2014
                Messages:
                9,428
                Oxbucks:
                $5,580
                Ratings:
                +9,272 / -437
                I get it.
                 
              • Ancient Reptile

                Ancient Reptile Senior Member
                Supporting Member

                Joined:
                Mar 4, 2015
                Messages:
                6,601
                Oxbucks:
                $5,108
                Ratings:
                +5,806 / -527
                Nice red. And it was probably a "he", as you say. I eat reds up to about ten pounds and release the bigger ones, especially the females.
                 
              • Ancient Reptile

                Ancient Reptile Senior Member
                Supporting Member

                Joined:
                Mar 4, 2015
                Messages:
                6,601
                Oxbucks:
                $5,108
                Ratings:
                +5,806 / -527
                Great respect for guides. Not an easy profession if you do it well.
                 
                • Concrete Helmet

                  Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Jul 29, 2014
                  Messages:
                  11,604
                  Oxbucks:
                  $5,599
                  Ratings:
                  +9,905 / -698
                  I had my charter license and did some guided flats trips on my days off when I was in boat sales several years back. I knew right away that it wasn't something that I could do or wanted to do full time....It is one helluva lot of work and not always a lot of fun especially when you get Mr. Know Everything about Yankee Fishing who can't drop a jig within 20 feet of a Redfish that is less than that distance off the bow of your boat .....Or have his wife tell you she needs to go back to the ramp(bathroom) AFTER you've just made a 30 minute run and then spent 25 minutes poling your skiff into a 15MPH headwind through the Pole & Troll zone to get to your money spot :banghead:..... Then again I'm not the most patient person in the world....
                   
                  • Ancient Reptile

                    Ancient Reptile Senior Member
                    Supporting Member

                    Joined:
                    Mar 4, 2015
                    Messages:
                    6,601
                    Oxbucks:
                    $5,108
                    Ratings:
                    +5,806 / -527
                    Worse than I have seen a guide experience, but that was what I meant. Wife's nephew wants to give up business and become a guide. Don't think he knows what he is getting into, nor does he have the personality to do it.
                     
                  • rogdochar

                    rogdochar Senior Member
                    Lifetime Member

                    Joined:
                    Jun 14, 2014
                    Messages:
                    16,172
                    Oxbucks:
                    $9,352
                    Ratings:
                    +15,672 / -227
                    A long time ago I had a computer T-shirt printing mail-order company. I advertised in Field & Stream.
                    You sent in a photo of your proudest catch and I printed it on a quality shirt. My ad touted it as your
                    "Lucky Fishing Shirt". My ad called it "Your History Fishstory Shirt".

                    Also Tag, where you were in Sisters' Creek, if you look to your left (inland) all the shoreline you'd
                    see belongs to my ex-wife's family. They used to own all of Black Hammock Island. Now they just
                    own 500 acres all riverfront. ( the Oglevie clan)

                    Anyway, I used to go into a small cut (about 15 foot wide) to your left and harvest really big clams.
                    In 30 minutes I' d fill, fill a 5 gallon bucket with clams as big as your fist. I'd get out of the boat,
                    in about 4' depth. I'd "wiggle" my feet to sink-anchor them in the mud. I wore my scuba booties or cheap tennis shoes That allowed me to pull-submerge my over-bouyant body within reach of the mud-bottom. I'd rummage my hand within the mud and grab 2-3 clams. Anchored in that spot, I
                    could turn my body and repeatedly get plenty of clams. Just shifting positions 3 feet over I could repeat. You ought to try it. Hunter home with his catch. They're easier to chisel open than oysters. And the meat is 2-3 times the size of an oyster.Place a thick knife blade at the shell-crack away from the hinge. Tap-tap with a hammer and it's open. Cut through the attachment, it's about 3/4" in diameter.

                    Consider it great adventure 'cause it's a perfect place for an Alligator to nest. Never saw one, probably
                    the saltiness keeps them away.
                     
                    #96 rogdochar, Jun 28, 2016
                    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
                    • Concrete Helmet

                      Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
                      Lifetime Member

                      Joined:
                      Jul 29, 2014
                      Messages:
                      11,604
                      Oxbucks:
                      $5,599
                      Ratings:
                      +9,905 / -698
                      Tell him to try a few trips on his days off to see how it really is. It's a little different than fishing with your friends or family once or twice a week. After doing a half dozen or so trips I was more than happy to keep my full time job and do an occasional charter for some extra pocket money...
                       
                    • GatorTAG

                      GatorTAG Paid Member
                      Lifetime Member

                      Joined:
                      Oct 21, 2014
                      Messages:
                      3,786
                      Oxbucks:
                      $215
                      Ratings:
                      +3,020 / -53
                      Cool story Rog. I've actually been in that mud. It's nasty stuff and I'm surprised you didn't lose your shoes in it. I don't think there are any gators but there are plenty of stingrays. And last Saturday and saw a huge Manta Ray jump out of the water. He probably had a 5' wingspan and was in 3' of water. Wish I had the camera rolling then.
                       
                      • MJMGator

                        MJMGator Slightly amused
                        Lifetime Member

                        Joined:
                        Jun 10, 2014
                        Messages:
                        14,071
                        Oxbucks:
                        $10,371
                        Ratings:
                        +21,974 / -346
                        I caught a stingray bigger than the hood of my jeep about 15 years ago right upriver from there. My great uncle has a house across from the Coast Guard station and I used to fish off his dock about 2-3 times a month.
                         
                        • rogdochar

                          rogdochar Senior Member
                          Lifetime Member

                          Joined:
                          Jun 14, 2014
                          Messages:
                          16,172
                          Oxbucks:
                          $9,352
                          Ratings:
                          +15,672 / -227
                          Tag, there's a similar bigger cut to your right bank. It's wider at first. It's a sure-fire cast net heaven.
                          Don't cast 'til you reach the end - an enlarged circular area about 25 feet diameter. Keep your boat
                          "off" the actual circle. The swirling action of the water with the in & out tides digs a deeper reservoir there.
                          The large dominant fish lay down there escaping the sun's heat and bright light - so gotta be when it's
                          bright and hot.
                          Cast into the center there and let the net sink pretty far, then pull up. With each cast you'll pull in
                          1 or 2 two-foot long striped bass. So if your string fishing fails ya, just swing by the swirl for a haul
                          that will make up for a bad day with your hookers.

                          PS> You're right about mud stealing your shoes. With tennis shoes I had special humongous
                          size rubber bands. You get 'em from toy sites they were replacements for something called
                          moon-shoes kinda like boot stilts. Big elastic bands like that have many uses. (They're mentioned
                          in the Bible = Elastics 3:17.
                           
                          #100 rogdochar, Jun 28, 2016
                          Last edited: Jun 28, 2016

                          Share This Page

                          The Box

                          Help

                          You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

                            1. There are currently no users chatting.
                              • About Us

                                Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                              • Like us on Facebook

                              • Buy us a Zima!

                                The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.