My biggest was a 500 lb "sturgeon" just below the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia river.
Took 2 hours to land him..9+ ft long.
I let him go to live another day.
They said he was about 100 yrs old! wow!
Holy crap, qwark...you're a better person than I! I think I might have been tempted to have that bad boy stuffed. I hope you got a picture or two at least!
I was a little girl when I caught a 16 in rainbow trout (with a homemade rod, I might add)...it's my best catch to date. With the exception of a great big carp who had scales the size of silver dollars...but it was a carp...I let him go.
Obviously I can't compete with the likes of you.
Oregon law requires ya let em go.
I wouldn't have kept it anyway. I have great respect for my "elders." :-)
If ya get another "carp," keep it and have it "smoked." They are delicious.
Mine was a 3 ft. carp caught on the Susquehanna river just south of Wrightsville Pa.
Do what I just told Spider...they are delicious smoked..
I love to catch carp! They are fighters!
Yes They are. My husband got me hooked on carp fishing many years ago we use whole kernal corn for bait.
Yep ohma...they love corn.
I also use white bread mixed with corn flakes and just enuf water to knead and make a big doughball. Small chunks on the hook'll get the carp too..
I hope yer havin' fun!...:-)
Have not been able to go since my husbands disabilities have really become serious. it has been about 6 years since we have done any fishing. I do miss it, but I am afraid he just cannot manage it anymore and I would not go without him.
I caught a Silver King Tarpon?? I think thats what they said it was??
I think it weighed like 60lbs?? I was only 14 and it was in the Gulf of Mexico just off of Padre Island Texas..It was bigger than anything my dad caught that day!
You caught a prehistoric animal.
The Tarpon ia a fighter! Not good to eat....but fun to catch.
That must have been a thrill for you and your Dad.
I've seen many of them during my diving years in the Keys in fla.
Some of them well over 100 lbs!
Good for you!
I caught a fish around 8 inches long once, it cost me £2.10 though, and the chips were a bit of a letdown.
The biggest fish I ever caught was a Northern in the Mississippi River. It was probably about 14 inches long, I'm not really sure. I was pretty young, seemed like a monster to me
Thank-you Quark. we are doing ok he is just a lot more limited now than he used to be.
30 lb red drum on Amelia island Fla. Lost much bigger ones though. Didn't we all?
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