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Old 04-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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yes gar fish
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:39 AM   #22
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lots of states will pay a bounty for these vile fish...
Really?, well it looks like it's time to get out the 22 LR fishing rod.

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Default fish too big

Its common practice to use a 10" ice auger when icefishing, we use 100# test fish line and #0 size hooks.

Ive personally had to use a ice chopper to open a hole in order to remove a over size fish from a 8inch hole.

this is really what the upper 1/3 the sheefish caught run in size.



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When I lived in the frozen northland(Minnesota) we did not really catch them and shoot em. We would wait till they jumped and shoot then. Used a 30/06 for most but used a 12 ga with slugs for the bigger ones. Only made head shots though.
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Caught a sailfish 80 pound beautiful fish. Didn't have to shoot it. It was very calm then we threw it back.

There is a lake near my home were people shoot the crappie with bows when they can see them.
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Ever see some of the catfish in the James River in Virginia? This is NOT photoshopped-

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Ever see some of the catfish in the James River in Virginia? This is NOT photoshopped-
That's crazy!
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Have you ever caught so big of a fish you had to shoot it
I once caught a fish at the age of 12. Stared at it fighting and gasping for air at the end of my hook.
There was a connection however briefly.
I released the fish back into the ocean.
Never went fishing again.
I am 65 yrs old.
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We didn't have to shoot this halibut but my wife had the boat gun ready if it made one false move.
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I was out on a chartered trip a few years ago when i hooked into a 100+ pound blacktip. Took about 45min to reel him in. Bout 5.6 long. We were in a smallish boat bout 22ft i think it was so our captain brought out an old 1911 and killed it dead when it was thrashing near the boat.
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