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Old 01-22-2012, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Crazy Catchs and Crazier C and R s

I caught a couple brown bats until I realized that if they were swarming you may as well stop fishing. One flew away unharmed but one was foul hooked through the wing and the wing broken. I dispatched the unfortunate creature and never hooked another. The experience pretty well bummed me out, I have a cursory education in ornithology and a good understanding of the part bats play in the web of life. I felt like a goon and after that when the brown tree bats appeared it was my signal to give up my spot.

That was the only 2 times I caught things I wasn't trying to. I've had some interesting encounters with snakes (lower 48) bears, moose, eagles,and seals but none that involved them being hooked.

Good topic Boz,

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