Sunday, August 10, 2008

Some Cool News

 

Yesterday morning at 7:00 AM, I  went fishing. I caught 9 yellow belly catfish, 5 red ear, and one Snapping Turtle. Today I went at around 8:00 AM with my friend Brianna, But the fishing was really really bad. We couldn't figure it out!!! But at 9:00 it all made sense. I had a blue gill for bait, so my put the head on the fishing pole, hoping for a catfish. All of a sudden, the fishing pole takes off and allmost falls in the water. If you have read my moms journal, Dusty Pages, You should know I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand and must have a wrist brace. Well I forgot my brace. I Took a hold of the pole, set the hook, And used all my strenth to reel. I was yelling HELP the whole time. My arms felt broken by the time my dad got there, But I still had half way too go. My dad takes the net to the edge of the bank to catch it. I reel it up there, about to fall in the water, when he gets it in the net, then it breaks the net completly, so my dad has no choice, grabs its tail and hopes not to get bit. He wrestles it  up the bank, Falling over and catching his breath, and hands me the phone to call mom. The bad thing was, it's so big, it won't fit in a five gallon bucket. My mom comes to pick  it up along with my dad. We keep fishing. I Have it in a huge white tub, But I still haven't told you what it is. It is a huge, 90 pound, Snapping Turtle. I'm gonna put up some pics of him soon. (This is a true story that just happened today!!!!!)

12 comments:

  1. riverdaughter19610 August 2008 at 15:18

    Wow.  That's one huge turtle.  What do you do with a snapping turtle?
    Can't wait to see the pics.

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  2. WOW!!!  Talk about excitement!  When's the fish fry?  -  Barbara

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  3. 90 pounds!!! wow!!! I can't wait to see the picture!! That was one big turtle!!!

    good for you and congrats on all your success with your fishing this weekend

    betty

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  4. Eler Beth, congratulations on landing that turtle. Hard to believe it was ninety pounds. That is a big one. What are th3e measurements?
    I am really looking forward to the pictures. WTG Eler Beth nice catch, Bill

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  5. I'm scared of snapping turtles.  I do love to eat fish, though.  One of our neighbors brought us a nice mess of fish, dressed and filleted, Saturday morning.  You can guess what we ate for Saturday dinner!

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  6. Wow!  All I can say is just WOW!  Can't wait to see the photos of that one.
                                                                                          :)  Leigh

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  7. 90 POUNDS!!!!  WHOA!!!!  That's BIG!!!!!  But what are you going to do with a snapping turtle... sorry if that's a dumb question, not a fisher, here!!  That's AMAZING!!!!!!!  CONGRATS!!!

    Joann

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  8. That is amazing!  My Dad and I caught one when I was little and he was huge.  Someone had shot it in it's back years ago as there was still a hole there.  We showed it to my Mom but eventually took it back down to the river.  It was huge.  And deadly dangerous with it's mouth.


    Nelishia
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  9. Wow! Those snappers are mean! My husband's grandpa caught one on on a pole and it bit him.  He had to pull it off!  Grandpa was in his 80's. An old story is that they do not let go until it thunders, have you heard that old story or tale before? They even hiss at you. About 8 years ago there was one in our drive way about that big. It was dark and I thought it was the basket ball... until he raised up on all 4 legs. I am sure that your dad has told you to be careful around it. Is your mom going to cook him?  Bet it was fun to catch him.  I caught a carp one time and they give you a good fight! lol Have a great week. Hugs, Janie

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  10. Have you on alerts now so I won't miss any of your great stories. Hunting season is right around the corner. Great catch. Paula

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  11. OH there the turlte is!!! Helps if I read slowly!!!  :)  Sorry!  Was trying to do 2 things at once when I read this the first time!

    Sharon

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  12. Wow can't wait to see the pics :o)

    Jenny

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