I see you are not counting the dozens of fish I caught with the throw net! And all of the time I lost because you were afraid to bait your own hook! See, I told you not to let your mouth write a check your a$$ couldn't cover!
She talks the talk, AP! But we'll see if she walks the walk! It will be a tough and hard fought battle, no doubt! But she's just a woman! And for some reason, today's women think they are just as good as men are!
Afraid to bait my own hook??? Hock!! No, sorry - I didn't count the minnows you caught in the net. Year before last, I had to take your fish off the hook! I heard you learned how to do it since then, however. Your wife said she taught you how. I sure am glad!
It would be unthinkable to get beat fishing by a girl, AP! I would not be surprised if they banned me from Georgia if Holle managed, by some strange combination of luck and cheating, to beat me! I am that good!
So if you do not see me posting here shortly after the trip, you will know she threw me from the pier, not because I lost!
I would take the bet on skeet shooting, Kim! I shot mourning dove this afternoon and compared to bagging these little feathered missiles, shooting skeet is a piece of cake! Very fast, erratic flying birds! My favorite wing shooting sport of all!
I've shot ducks before, Earnest and they are similar to shooting dove except the dove fly more erratic and are smaller and harder to hit! I'm putting together a video of a dove shoot to display on my dove hunting article.
To give you an idea of how difficult it is to hit a dove, the state average is around 4 birds to a box (25rounds)! Of course, a good shooter will do much better! A very exciting sport with a good dove shoot costing the shooter up to $500 a day for a spot on the field!
That is true! I spent most of the time in bed sick as a dog after driving back home and shooting dove and then driving back to Florida the same day! When I got to the condo I HAD TO PARK OUTSIDE THE GATE AND WALK IN BECAUSE NEITHER MY WIFE NOR HOLLE WOULD ANSWER THEIR STUPID PHONES! Some birthday it was!
So - your reasoning is that you are not a good fisherman because nobody loves you !! Sounds like a cop-out to me bud. Still I guess the upcoming contest will sort this out ? or are you develoing a cold already
But no, AP! I am definitely a better angler than Holle! She is just shooting some more male bovine excretion! I will wager a couple hundred imaginary dollars at the 10-1 odds you have so graciously decided to lose! Give me your address so I will know where to mail the winning fish!
I have to be honest with you pal, buddy, mate !! I owe a lady a hub which I lost in a bet (although under another name) so you don't actually have a chance unless you come up with a fish bigger than you can mail !!!
I already have lines floating around my head in preparation for the contest aftermath -
Silent snake slinking slowly home hiding his loney minnow While Habee hauls huge heaps of fish alone
Habee was up and raring for the fishing fight While the snake sits snottily at home feared of never getting a bite not a snake a worm !
Sorry bud, I gotta do it, it was a promise and whichever way it goes that girl will win on paper
Okay, I see how the cards are stacked against me in this one! But that's okay..... that's alright! I am used to being the undersnake, especially dealing with the sneakier sex! But I will prevail in this battle, no matter how fictitious you make your ill fated hub! Because as FSM is my witness, I shall never go fishless again! (too dramatic?)
Most kinds of fish - In the UK I fly fished Welsh rivers for Sea Trout (Sewin) and salmon, all my childhood I sea fished the south Kent coast for SeaBass, Cod, etc etc, including flounders I fished for Tuna off Ascension Island, I have fished rivers and lakes in a few different places around the world.
I am now in China and my local fishing spots are one on the Li River which has been elctro fished to extinction and the principal target are Li River Fish (direct translation) they look a bit like Dace, and a whopper is four inches long. However, I patiently hunt down any river Carp that might still survive with little hope of success. My Chinese friends cannot begin to understand why I do it and also WHY I would put any back (and not eat them) if I caught them ! The other fishing spot is at the City Centre main tourist attraction in a lake under two giant pagodas with tourists taking photos all around. This lake has big carp but in the very warm water they tend to hang out in the centre and are rarely caught, but I persist
I admit I caught nothing and the weather was indeed bad for fishing. But I have to say I didn't see Holle catch any fish nor was I shown any photos of any fish she allegedly caught while there. She said she had a picture of a fish she threw back but didn't show it to me while we were there. So, you make the call! LOL!
Wow - you telling me that a fisherman (sorry fisherwoman) tells lies !!!!! that rhymes with : thighs, sighs, pies, cries, shies, prize, pries, philosophise, antagonise, down-size, and these are just off the top of my head. Ok - so I have something to get started with
None were very big. The largest was a 16-inch red. I have a pic of the trout. I didn't think the others were camera worthy, except for the red, and Johnny had already given up and taken the camera with him.
I told you I caught a blue and some little whiting. I just didn't mention the (yuck) catfish. You weren't listening, apparently. Of course, that's nothing new! lol
Even so, 7 fish for all the hours I fished is nothing to brag about. I don't think I've ever seen the fishing so bad there. Audrey told me only three flounder had been caught off the pier in the last four weeks.
Neither Beth nor I remember this but we do remember Johnny asking why you didn't take a picture of the alleged red you caught! At first you said you didn't have the camera but when Johnny said the camera was on the pier with you, you then said you couldn't find anyone to take your picture while holding the fish. Now you say you didn't have the camera at all!
I asked Johnny every time you guys came in if you caught anything and he said NO! This is the first instance I am aware of that you said you caught 7 fish! I freely admit I caught nothing but I cannot imagine you not taking photos of all of the fish, even the catfish, since you had the camera with you every time. I did see Johnny catch a catfish, but not you!
And if you had just caught a 16" red you wouldn't have been ready to go yesterday morning. Johnny has trouble getting you off of the pier even when nothing is biting! This would have been completely out of character for you! LOL!
I wasn't ready to go! JOhnny said we had to get back because he had to work on a handicap ramp. I was also out of bait. And I never said the camera was on the pier but there was no one to take the pic. Johnny had taken the camera up with him. Ask him. Johnny used one of my whiting for bait - whole. Something broke his line.
You disremember the camera conversation. Johnny had the camera yesterday morning. It went with him back up to the condo. Call him and ask him. As for the two measley catfish, Ohio guy took them off the hook for me, after wrapping them in a towel.
Dis-remember? LOL! You would have crawled up to the 5th floor to get a camera if you had caught a 16" red! But have it your way! I now consider you the winner of the HP Pier Fishing Championshit of the World Trophy! Congratulations, you have earned it!
Accuse, ruse, abuse, no clues, who's, bad news, short fuse, angry hues, Jews, muse, lose, pews, sues, opposing views, booze, woos, ewes, zoos...yep, several of these would apply to Randy - especially "woos" and "ewes," when used together with "booze." Oooooh, that was b-a-a-a-a-d!
RD, what are you doing home at this hour, anyway? You should have been out digging peanuts before sunup! I'm tellin' Peggy!
BTW, tell Beth that Vanne is coming in this evening.
I really don't appreciate your calling me a liar here, Randy. I didn't have to lie about catching a red - I already had proof of beating you with the trout photo. I'll try to find out how to contact Audrey. She saw me catch the red and measured it for me. She caught two the same size.
I am not calling you a liar about the trout, even though you didn't offer to show me the photo while we were there, just that I didn't hear about the other 5 fish you now claim to have caught after we got home. And really, anyone could have caught a trout and loaned it to you for a pic, for that matter! LOL!
That would be great if you could get Audrey (whoever that is) to verify your story. But I do have photos of you fishing during the time you claimed to catch the red. No one is even close to you on the pier! My telephoto lens is pretty good on my new camera! Doh!
Don't worry AP, we argue like this all of the time! Perhaps the Trivial pursuit scandal would be informative!
So this is a good time to bring up the fact that the pair of you couldn't fish yourselves out of a paper bag then.
You have given me this mental image of 'Desperately Seeking Fish' down on the pier in all weathers and 'Sod it I am Going Home' sulking in the warm playing his spy camera over the neighbors bedroom windows!
Photos from both of you will be necessary to validate any part of this unlikely set of excuses for (allegedly) no fish and dissapointing all your hub fans - well fan I suppose.
So true, AP! LOL! I saw no one catch a decent fish the whole time there! But I did see Johnny catch a catfish! He actually won the contest because the fish was a decent size! Maybe Holle has a photo of him with his fish!
I will try to locate her. I don't know her last name, but I'll bet Carolyn does. I think Audrey lives there year round. I do, however, have the pic of the trout!
I'm not the one who said you cheated. And I agree, I don't see any way you could cheat on televised trivia. It came from a sore loser. I told you about this years ago. Remember? I took up for you! Anyway, that's not even what I was referring to. You jumped to that conclusion on your own. I was thinking of the one that involved Johnny. lol
AP, you need to understand that Randy's lack of fish is not due to his being an inexperienced angler. He simply does not have the patience for it that I have. If he doesn't get a bite pretty quickly, he quits. I'll fish for hours on end. I just love being on the ocean - even if I don't get a single bite!
Sure! As long as it's okay for me to post pics of you! Oh, I almost forgot - you like posting pics of others, but you don't want your own posted. lol. Seriously, you can post the pics of me or of me and Johnny if I can post the ones I have of you and Beth. Deal?
Yay!! Randy Godwin now has 203 fans...stalkers...ummm...followers!If you haven't "met" Randy yet or read his great hubs, do so! He has a great sense of humor and knows a lot about a spectrum of topics.
Just killed what we think is a Mojave green, but I'm not sure about the head shape...my understanding is that more triangular is venemous whereas less so may be non-venemous. No rattle, but very VERY heavy green...