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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by akm47nagiont, Apr 4, 2012.
It just popped into my head I just figured I'd see if anybody has
Are you serious? I've seen people reel in HUGE monster fish from the oceans and it took them hours but they never had to shoot it. Part of the sport of fishing is the pride in reeling in the fish in the proper manner.
I think he means once it's on board and thrashing around, like a shark or something.
Ah, I see. I know my Dad used to smack big lake fish like walleye or Northern Pikes in the head to kill them. Of course, you may not be able to do that with a HUGE fish.
A few years ago when I was living in LA (the state) a dude stumbled upon a huge Alligator Gar trapped in a pothole due to the Red River receding after spring floods. Dufus shot the gar with his 12 guage and thought he had a new state record and called the TV station and got himself on TV.
Game & Fish said yep it probably is a record, but here's your citation for illegaly taking a fish and no license.
Here's your sign!
Years ago, fishing in Texas, Alligator Gar, folks would cap them with a .22 after landing. Dang things have TEETH!
Of course when someone in Texas tells you they landed a 12 inch fish, they mean between the eyes...........
Common practice with Halibut.
The first last and only alligator gar i ever caught took me completely by surprise; luckily my buddy's grandma was in the boat and cracked its skull with a paddle as i was considering a quick swim.
i shoot all my fish......i bowfish
20 lb, gar and carp, 10 lb. cats and 6-10 lb. bass
The local shark, big grouper, jew fish fishermen use to allways shoot there bigger catchs as they had to walk them back down the pier to the beach to land them when fishing from the city pier. Legal back untill the early or mid '70's. If we were catching crabs, you know string and old chincken bone, and a school of mullet came by we would shoot a few rounds for 308 amounst them and stun them long enough to net most out. Anything else might be really Illegal.
Wouldn't shooting the fish put a hole in the boat?
You shoot them in the water, just before you net or gaff the fish.
just goes to show you learn something new everyday
I saw a TV show called Shark Hunter and that exactly what he did. He kept a 12 ga O/U by the stern but did not use it unless he got in trouble.
He w have one hand wrestling the line and one hand w the gun. He won.
I never caught one big enough to KEEP.
A big Halibut floping on the deck WILL break legs. Guides typically gaff them to get the head out of the water, then pop them several times with a .22 LR. Before dragging them onto the boat.
I figure im lucky to catch a fish so big I can eat... This is why it destroys my ego to fish with my kids, they always land bigger and more fish...
Apparently, this guy in Maryland had to go for the gun to put down some snakehead fish. Also, Maryland has a bounty on the fish now, $200 at Bass Pro.
Anyone that catches a snakehead,, do the endeginous species of wildlife a favor shoot it, club it, whatever just kill it. ^^^ lots of states will pay a bounty for these vile fish...