What's the Biggest Fish Ya Caught and Where?

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. wink

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Spider:
        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.

        1. Ohma profile image72
          Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Carp are to boney to eat, and around here they taste like mud.

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
            TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The same here, that's why I let mine go. smile

  2. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Mine was a 3 ft. carp caught on the Susquehanna river just south of Wrightsville Pa.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ohma.
      Do what I just told Spider...they are delicious smoked..
      I love to catch carp! They are fighters!

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes They are. My husband got me hooked on carp fishing many years ago we use whole kernal corn for bait.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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!...:-)

          1. Ohma profile image72
            Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ohma:
              I'm so sorry to hear that!
              My heartfelt hope that things get better for both of ya.

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    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! smile

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Storm:
      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!

      1. profile image0
        StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cool...I had no idea!

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Storm...I hope ya get a chance to catch another one...:-)

  4. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I caught a fish around 8 inches long once, it cost me £2.10 though, and the chips were a bit of a letdown.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This: lololol...but ya can't beat a good plate'a fish'n chips...:-)

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    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 lol

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Odin:
      Northern pike are so good eatin'...I hope ya kept it.
      To me they are as good as walleye.

      1. profile image0
        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Of course we kept it! lol I love eating fish.

  6. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Thank-you Quark. we are doing ok he is just a lot more limited now than he used to be.

  7. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    30 lb red drum on Amelia island Fla.  Lost much bigger ones though.  Didn't we all?

 
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