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Rum Runner

Texas Lakes

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You're supposed to stay on top of the water.

 

We see gar swimming around our marina all the time, just not that big.

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There was one of those river monster TV shows that had a special about the large gar in the Trinity river south of Dallas. I think the largest they caught on the show was a 120 Lbs. Those fish are pretty mild mannered from my experience. The worst thing I ever smelled was somebody cooking gar in a deep fryer. Nasty

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G16sjhxUMdE[/youtbe]

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When I lived in St. Louis you'd always hear stories about divers working on pipes or bridge structures in the Mississippi being spooked by giant catfish. True or not, I don't know, but there is some support for the stories.

 

Diver,+giant+catfish+002.jpg

 

My link

 

The guy that lived at our sailing club on Lake Carlyle in Illinois used to drag in some very large catfish when fishing at the dam.

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Since there are no natural lakes in Texas it stands to reason the fish in them are not natural either.

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Since there are no natural lakes in Texas it stands to reason the fish in them are not natural either.

 

There is one - Caddo. The gators probably got all of the good size fish though.

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Since there are no natural lakes in Texas it stands to reason the fish in them are not natural either.

 

There is one - Caddo. The gators probably got all of the good size fish though.

apparently there was a second natural lake in west texas but Big Lake dried up!

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They have found several gators in the north end of Lake Texoma. They are protected species in Oklahoma so no one can do anything about them.

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Since there are no natural lakes in Texas it stands to reason the fish in them are not natural either.

 

There is one - Caddo. The gators probably got all of the good size fish though.

apparently there was a second natural lake in west texas but Big Lake dried up!

 

Definitely worth the trip out there:

 

biglakeplaya.jpg

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You're supposed to stay on top of the water.

 

We see gar swimming around our marina all the time, just not that big.

 

you up a dcyc?

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You're supposed to stay on top of the water.

 

We see gar swimming around our marina all the time, just not that big.

 

you up a dcyc?

 

Scott's Landing.

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maybe guv will chime in here, but I've heard stores that there are 6' catfish that hang around the base of the dam on lake travis..

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I'm glad he dun kilt that monster. Dayum!

I had a neighbor who would bring home catfish in the bed of his shortbed truck that stretched the entire length of the bed.

 

When my family had boat at Texoma, there was one hanging around the marina big enough to make people think someone fell in the water when it splashed.

The gar will leave you alone unless you get up in their nest.

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When I lived in St. Louis you'd always hear stories about divers working on pipes or bridge structures in the Mississippi being spooked by giant catfish. True or not, I don't know, but there is some support for the stories.

 

Diver,+giant+catfish+002.jpg

 

My link

 

The guy that lived at our sailing club on Lake Carlyle in Illinois used to drag in some very large catfish when fishing at the dam.

 

Gotta throw the brown flag on this one....

Date: 1 April

 

G. O. Welles?... Piltdown???? works for R.U.S.E.????

 

foreground background detail problems in the 'shop...

Fishing with Pomeraninans for bait?... NTTIAWWT....

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When I lived in St. Louis you'd always hear stories about divers working on pipes or bridge structures in the Mississippi being spooked by giant catfish. True or not, I don't know, but there is some support for the stories.

 

Diver,+giant+catfish+002.jpg

 

My link

 

The guy that lived at our sailing club on Lake Carlyle in Illinois used to drag in some very large catfish when fishing at the dam.

 

Gotta throw the brown flag on this one....

Date: 1 April

 

G. O. Welles?... Piltdown???? works for R.U.S.E.????

 

foreground background detail problems in the 'shop...

Fishing with Pomeraninans for bait?... NTTIAWWT....

 

 

 

shit if that cat was for real, he could suck that whole diver down...

 

when I did my open water at travis, we found a catfish about a foot long.. we began feeding it with all sorts of stuff... it sucked a whole hotdog out of my hand..

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shit if that cat was for real, he could suck that whole diver down...

 

when I did my open water at travis, we found a catfish about a foot long.. we began feeding it with all sorts of stuff... it sucked a whole hotdog out of my hand..

 

 

Ever noodled? Popular sport back in 'Bama.

 

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I think I'm having second thoughts about going sailing on a lake in Texas. Check this out:

 

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/33939/texas+fisherman+prevails+in+epic+battle+with+enormous+alligator+gar/

 

So just to recap...he was hunting a fish with a Bow and his friend killed it with a pistol, OK then, nothing abnormal about that! WTF?

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I think I'm having second thoughts about going sailing on a lake in Texas. Check this out:

 

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/33939/texas+fisherman+prevails+in+epic+battle+with+enormous+alligator+gar/

 

So just to recap...he was hunting a fish with a Bow and his friend killed it with a pistol, OK then, nothing abnormal about that! WTF?

 

You ain't from round here are you?

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Surprised that gouvernail has not chimed in???

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I think I'm having second thoughts about going sailing on a lake in Texas. Check this out:

 

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/33939/texas+fisherman+prevails+in+epic+battle+with+enormous+alligator+gar/

 

So just to recap...he was hunting a fish with a Bow and his friend killed it with a pistol, OK then, nothing abnormal about that! WTF?

 

You ain't from round here are you?

 

No, one is not from 'around here'...I'd have nightmares going near the water if I was anywhere near those things, the fish scare me too!

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Boulets poisson d'armé (Garfish Balls)

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Garfish filets

Mashed potatoes

green onion tops

garlic powder

Tasso

Chopped onions

lard or cooking oil (Peanut)

 

This recipe is an "as much as you want" main course. Take Garfish Filets and measure equal amount of cooked mashed potatoes. Grind filets and tasso together. Coarse grind meat grinder is best. If you use food processor, be careful not to over grind. Tasso amount should be 1/2 oz. per pound of fish.

Increase will add more smoke flavor and seasoning, so adjust to your taste. Add minimal amount of SLAP YO' MAMA seasoning mix. Tasso adds a lot of salt and Cayenne. Mix in to potatoes, add veggies and shape into balls. Roll in corn meal. Deep fry in lard for real Cajun taste, or peanut oil for les Americains, delicate children, Yankees, etc.

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When I lived in St. Louis you'd always hear stories about divers working on pipes or bridge structures in the Mississippi being spooked by giant catfish. True or not, I don't know, but there is some support for the stories.

 

Diver,+giant+catfish+002.jpg

 

My link

 

The guy that lived at our sailing club on Lake Carlyle in Illinois used to drag in some very large catfish when fishing at the dam.

 

Gotta throw the brown flag on this one....

Date: 1 April

 

G. O. Welles?... Piltdown???? works for R.U.S.E.????

 

foreground background detail problems in the 'shop...

Fishing with Pomeraninans for bait?... NTTIAWWT....

Have you got Da-Woody syndrome?

 

NTTIAWWT

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In other Texas news: Toxic Grass

 

i just got a $200 speeding ticket in that town this weekend...... and now the crickets are fine eating cyanide grass. That cop sucked... he coulda gave me 15 over but no, he gave me 16 over which is $60 more. I hope he eats some grass. The sausage there use to be good too.

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You can still find plenty of sausage at Hippy Hollow

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I love gar. fascinating fish.

 

hugegar.jpg

 

Is he milking it?

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Gars scare the living crap out of me. In high school I lived outside of Slidell, LA kind of east of town where our neighborhood backed up to the swamp created by the Pearl River. We had all the good swamp related issues flooding, gators eating some of the neighbor's dogs and even a legendary swamp monster if stories are to be believed. It was an encounter with a gar that scared me more than anything else I ever saw out there. I was canoeing back in the swamp with my best friend probably doing something stupid with fireworks or guns when something slapped the crap out of our canoe. We almost capsized and after we got stable again a gar kind of surfaced next to us that was longer than our 15 foot canoe. I am sure that we pissed it off some how by what we were doing and it wanted to let us know who was boss in that part of the swamp. That was the last time I went that far into the swamp in a canoe.

 

I still get wigged out be those prehistoric f'ers

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,,, probably doing something stupid with fireworks,,,

 

Well I hope you learned yer lesson, young man.

 

 

 

 

 

That's why they made Dynamite. ;)

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shit if that cat was for real, he could suck that whole diver down...

 

when I did my open water at travis, we found a catfish about a foot long.. we began feeding it with all sorts of stuff... it sucked a whole hotdog out of my hand..

 

 

Ever noodled? Popular sport back in 'Bama.

 

 

Also illegal, at least in Iowa.

 

http://thegazette.com/2012/06/25/dnr-arrests-4-iowans-for-catching-catfish-by-hand/

Catfish.jpgChannel Catfish

 

SELMA, Iowa (AP) — Wildlife officials have seized 174 pounds of catfish fillets from the home of a 28-year-old Iowan who was arrested with three others for illegally fishing by hand.

 

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Sunday the men were arrested by conservation officers after they were seen using specially-modified bathtubs to attract and hold large flathead catfish on the Des Moines River near Selma.

 

The agency said the men caught the fish by hand and hook while they were laying and guarding eggs, an illegal fishing practice known as hand-fishing or “noodling.” The men range from 28 to 49 and live in southeastern Iowa.

 

Officers seized three catfish ranging from 12 to 27 pounds, a 14-foot boat, and the fillets during the arrest.

 

The men are due in court next month.

 

 

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