The one that got away.

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    The one that got away.

    I was reading a fishing thread and enjoyed a story about the one that got away...What is your story?

    Mine is pretty comical...I had just went out and bought a new pole two years ago, it was a big bright yellow one, I don't quite remember the brand but I got it from a shop in London. My uncle and I rented a boat for some night fishing out on Laurel Lake....

    Well, we had night crawlers, a chub minnows, I'm a fan of fishing with minnows, and all I had caught was a sun granny early in the evening...

    We waited all night for a bite, but around 3:30am my uncle gave up and went to sleep, so I had to get rid of all these minnows, but the fish WAS NOT BITING...

    We had a lantern tied up to the side of the boat to draw shad to the top of the water, and well I put a huge minnow on my hook, it had to be a little smaller than these little blue gills you see on the bank, well I tossed it in around this old tree that was up out of the water, and then I went over to watch the shad...

    We hadn't had a bite ALL NIGHT...And all of a sudden there goes my pole over the boat and there it went sailing across the water, I mean this fish was BOOKING IT....

    The funny thing is I had prayed that I would catch the biggest fish in the lake before I went because I hadn't had any luck lately...

    I guess God has a sence of humor huh?


    Anybody else have a good story about the one that got away?
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    I have way too many to tell...I could be the world's worst fisherman. I still love to go though.

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    We were fishing in the Blackwater area of the Licking River in hopes of catching a monster musky. Fishing was slow so I put down my rod and took a break when I noticed a squirrel hanging from a branch that was approx. 2 feet out into the water. The squirrel was trying to reach a hickory nut that was on top of the tree stump. After a few minutes the squirrel was just inches away from the getting the hickory nut when a huge musky came out of the water and swallowed the squirrel whole. After about 30 seconds the musky came back out of the water and placed another hickory nut on top of the stump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvillecat
    We were fishing in the Blackwater area of the Licking River in hopes of catching a monster musky. Fishing was slow so I put down my rod and took a break when I noticed a squirrel hanging from a branch that was approx. 2 feet out into the water. The squirrel was trying to reach a hickory nut that was on top of the tree stump. After a few minutes the squirrel was just inches away from the getting the hickory nut when a huge musky came out of the water and swallowed the squirrel whole. After about 30 seconds the musky came back out of the water and placed another hickory nut on top of the stump.
    You're not right, you know that already though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc
    You're not right, you know that already though!
    I thought you would enjoy that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc
    You're not right, you know that already though!
    Yes he is right , He is way to the right. I have never know cvillecat to sway to the left once.....at least in the 40+ years that I have known him . This is why he flunked out as a NASCAR driver, he couldn't make all left turns.

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    One that I have is one that I had posted on another thread on night fishing. I was fishing Greenbo Lake at night as I did many, many nights. I was by myself on this trip and fishing a plastic worm. I set the hook on a good fish...as good of one that I had ever hooked on the lake. After getting the fish up to the surface and when I "thought" that it was done I leaned over to reach for the dip net and that gave the fish enough slack to make one more dive/run.......Game over. I estimated the bass to be 8lb. or better bc I had a gotten a real good look at it.

    Another was a night on Greenbo with cvillecat, a fish blew up on a jitterbug that was only on for a few seconds. I did not get a look at the fish at all nor did cville but when it hit and then surfaced again the noise from the water surface was very loud. Like I said, can't say how big it was, it was a good un' but.............the splash weighed 9lbs!!

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    Civillecat that was good and I needed an out loud laugh today, thanks ! JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvillecat
    We were fishing in the Blackwater area of the Licking River in hopes of catching a monster musky. Fishing was slow so I put down my rod and took a break when I noticed a squirrel hanging from a branch that was approx. 2 feet out into the water. The squirrel was trying to reach a hickory nut that was on top of the tree stump. After a few minutes the squirrel was just inches away from the getting the hickory nut when a huge musky came out of the water and swallowed the squirrel whole. After about 30 seconds the musky came back out of the water and placed another hickory nut on top of the stump.
    That is why I run around with you cville, you are an official "Nut" case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOHNDUNHOFT
    Civillecat that was good and I needed an out loud laugh today, thanks ! JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler
    That is why I run around with you cville, you are an official "Nut" case.
    Wait until you hear the story about fishing with the ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvillecat
    Wait until you hear the story about fishing with the ladder.
    I have heard that one as well, was told by man that you got your wit from honestly. While I am at it , I may post the one about "get the skillet hot old man" You should post the ladder story.

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    I've got one. It's not a "one that got away" story but it's worth telling. When I went to grad school, I got a phone call from a friend back in Morehead begging me to come back and fish a tournament with him at Cave Run, he's already paid the entry fee, blah, blah. So, of course I came. Now keep in mind, he's the worst trolling motor runner on the face of the planet. Most of the evening he did okay, but it was starting to make me a bit miffed that I get a cast on every fourth one of his. We caught a couple of fish but none that would keep. I tied on a Strike King Bo-Eel just for kicks and casted it at a pine tree that went from the bank to the water and that thing splat on that dried log and that pork rind would not let loose, the hook was weedless and I could see it wasn't caught. Finally I jerked that thing so hard it shot into the water down that log and I got hammered and caught our only keeper at 3lbs, absolute fluke. My "buddy" got so mad he decided we needed to start Carolina rigging 400 yds from the bank. We did this in vain for 3 hours. And finally, while he was reeling his 1 1/2 ounce egg apparatus in he said he got a strike and he set the hook and his egg sinker came at him like a bullet and hit him in the middle of the sternum and made a sound like a 90 mph fastball in a new catcher's mitt. He folded like a duck and started coughing on that platform for 5 minutes, the whole time I was needing oxygen from laughing so hard. He cussed me 'til a fly wouldn't land on me and I have no idea why, other than I didn't ask if he was alright. I then told him the trolling motor gods had rendered my vengence, needless to say, we haven't fished together since.

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    ^ That guy might have been my trolling moter guy when I was fishing a red man tournament in early spring at L. Cumberland. When I went to bring one in and leaned over the edge he pressed down on the Trolling motor then spun it around and slung me in. Burr it was cold. I had to finish the day in my rain suit while my gear dried.

    Like you I never fished with him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc
    I've got one. It's not a "one that got away" story but it's worth telling. When I went to grad school, I got a phone call from a friend back in Morehead begging me to come back and fish a tournament with him at Cave Run, he's already paid the entry fee, blah, blah. So, of course I came. Now keep in mind, he's the worst trolling motor runner on the face of the planet. Most of the evening he did okay, but it was starting to make me a bit miffed that I get a cast on every fourth one of his. We caught a couple of fish but none that would keep. I tied on a Strike King Bo-Eel just for kicks and casted it at a pine tree that went from the bank to the water and that thing splat on that dried log and that pork rind would not let loose, the hook was weedless and I could see it wasn't caught. Finally I jerked that thing so hard it shot into the water down that log and I got hammered and caught our only keeper at 3lbs, absolute fluke. My "buddy" got so mad he decided we needed to start Carolina rigging 400 yds from the bank. We did this in vain for 3 hours. And finally, while he was reeling his 1 1/2 ounce egg apparatus in he said he got a strike and he set the hook and his egg sinker came at him like a bullet and hit him in the middle of the sternum and made a sound like a 90 mph fastball in a new catcher's mitt. He folded like a duck and started coughing on that platform for 5 minutes, the whole time I was needing oxygen from laughing so hard. He cussed me 'til a fly wouldn't land on me and I have no idea why, other than I didn't ask if he was alright. I then told him the trolling motor gods had rendered my vengence, needless to say, we haven't fished together since.
    You should have yelled, "duck", a good hard hit in the noggin may have been what he needed most.

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