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Almost had a gator today.

HvyMaxHvyMax Senior MemberPosts: 1,826 Senior Member
Was fishing in the canal behind the house I am staying at and caught this on my frog. About a 5 footer. About 2' away he spat the lure out. It was fun looking him in the eye and letting him know where he stood in the food chain. I'm in Florida City for a while might have to meet up with some locals.
Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Glad it did not break your rod.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Kept it straight and was hauling him. 20lb test didn't seem overly stressed but yeah there was a bit of a fight. I probably would have needed a good long leader to haul him onto shore.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    Have fun, but remember they are protected and its a big fine for harassing them.

    20lb test is pretty heavy line for the canals. If you have time try 8 or 10 lb test with a 20lb flourocarbon leader for snook in the canals.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Snook are good eating. Used to come down a few times a year in the 80's with my deep sea fishing gear, my freshwater fishing gear, my diving gear and my canoe. I would stay around Pompano so everything was convenient. Diving across the street, charter boats in Lauderdale, 45min to the everglades for 10lb bass. These are more drainage canals to the swamp not like Lauderdale. Down at Turkey Point for a month or so.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Yankee- - - -comes south on vacation- - - - -spends lots of money- - - - -goes home!

    D A M Yankee- - - - - - -comes south to live!

    D A M Yankee M O F O- - - - - -marries a southern girl!

    Howe long before the vacation's over?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Yankee- - - -comes south on vacation- - - - -spends lots of money- - - - -goes home!

    D A M Yankee- - - - - - -comes south to live!

    D A M Yankee M O F O- - - - - -marries a southern girl!

    Howe long before the vacation's over?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
    Yankee!!! When the Son's of Confederate Veterans adopt your Highway and you have a John Wilkes Booth slept here sign a few miles from your house then you can call me a Yankee. Besides how else would you expand the gene pool???
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    Besides how else would you expand the gene pool???
    That is funny.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    That is funny.
    :that:

    msg sent from a carpetbagger
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I married a Yankee and taught her to shoot and hunt. What does that make her, or me. I guess it makes US a mixed marriage.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    I married a Yankee and taught her to shoot and hunt. What does that make her, or me. I guess it makes US a mixed marriage.
    You have been carpetbagged!
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Well, I hope I stay carpetbagged for the rest of my life. But speaking of the word Yankee. When cpj and buffco slip off into the woods away from the fire at the shoot, which one is the yank-ee and which is the yank-er?
    Is yoohoo their secret call sign if they get separated in the dark woods? Is the soft drink Yoohoo an effective personal lubricant?
    Does all this dovetail neatly with everyone's suspicions as to why those two always offer to foster the gerbils at the conclusion of the barrel break in ceremonies?
    Not that there's anything wrong with all that
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Well, I hope I stay carpetbagged for the rest of my life. But speaking of the word Yankee. When cpj and buffco slip off into the woods away from the fire at the shoot, which one is the yank-ee and which is the yank-er?
    Is yoohoo their secret call sign if they get separated in the dark woods? Is the soft drink Yoohoo an effective personal lubricant?
    Does all this dovetail neatly with everyone's suspicions as to why those two always offer to foster the gerbils at the conclusion of the barrel break in ceremonies?
    Not that there's anything wrong with all that
    You've been studying. I like that.

    Hey, cpj... We got a 12 pack of YooHoo extra fruity here, and he's ready for a gerbil'n. You get his attention and I'll assault his rear.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,877 Senior Member
    Well, I hope I stay carpetbagged for the rest of my life. But speaking of the word Yankee. When cpj and buffco slip off into the woods away from the fire at the shoot, which one is the yank-ee and which is the yank-er?
    Is yoohoo their secret call sign if they get separated in the dark woods? Is the soft drink Yoohoo an effective personal lubricant?
    Does all this dovetail neatly with everyone's suspicions as to why those two always offer to foster the gerbils at the conclusion of the barrel break in ceremonies?
    Not that there's anything wrong with all that
    You've never heard the phrase "I'm shaking like a gerbil around Buffco and CPJ" have ya?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    You've never heard the phrase "I'm shaking like a gerbil around Buffco and CPJ" have ya?

    No I have not but, (and pardon the pun), It appears from buffco's post above. Gerbils ain't the only thing that should be shaking.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
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    Hmmm... one of these days your wife is liable to find all this homoerotic stuff you keep on your hard drive.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Hmmm... one of these days your wife is liable to find all this homoerotic stuff you keep on your hard drive.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
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    Well, if that's the case you should just buy pics of guns.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Chipmunks. Not gerbils. Sheesh. Get it right, man.

    You would know gerbils and chipmunks better than I. And when i say know them, I mean in the biblical sense.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,591 Senior Member
    I married a Yankee and taught her to shoot and hunt. What does that make her, or me. I guess it makes US a mixed marriage.

    Interracial marriage at its finest.:tooth:
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
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    What is up with the picture of Dan Johnson?
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,877 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    What is up with the picture of Dan Johnson?
    That made me laugh. A good laugh.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    I'm off this weekend. Anybody in the Homestead/ FLA City area to hang out with?
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Pelagic KayakerPelagic Kayaker Banned Posts: 1,503 Senior Member
    Sometimes the one that got away is more memorable than the actual catch.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    Was fishing in the canal behind the house I am staying at and caught this on my frog. About a 5 footer. About 2' away he spat the lure out. It was fun looking him in the eye and letting him know where he stood in the food chain. I'm in Florida City for a while might have to meet up with some locals.
    Ain't no such thing as a short gator, because the closer they get the bigger they look and many look about 30 feet long when they get close to your boat!!! :jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Any South Florida gun shows this weekend??? Last weekend for awhile once they throw the switch.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Ft. Lauderdale...
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Probably the biggest annual gun show in Fladah is this week-end in Lakeland. I'll be there selling 2-3 milsurps.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Lauderdale sounds good.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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