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Old 04-06-2011, 04:52 PM
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Being eager to fly fish for flying fish, I like to throw my catch in the air as high as I can over the river while attempting to cast to them. Sadly I have yet to hook up with a flying fish, but I have caught many an oakfish attempting.



Maybe you need a side arm with bird shot then you could fly fish and practice for Duck Season.


PS... My principle is... How long can you hold your breath without needing fresh air? The fish is needs water to breath. The longer you keep him out of water the more likely he will die once released. And just because his gills are moving doesn't mean he is alive.

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Smack them on the head with a rock, they don't struggle as much, makes for a gentler release.

I release them just as quickly as possible and have decided not to take any more pictures until I start carrying a net, it's just to hard on them otherwise.

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At one of my old bass spots I saw a group of teenagers catching some bluegil, then I saw them tossing them up in the air and kicking them into the lake!!! I couldn't beleive it and it made me so mad I walked over there and said, "I just want to let you guys know in advance, I called Fish & Game and told them what you are doing. They said to hold you till they get here." Those kids packed their gear so fast and high tailed it out of there. I don't see how people could disrespect nature like that.

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I usually yank them from the water, throw them on the ground, stand on their head and then scream like a demon. Then I kick it back into the water; that is if I don't just devour it whole right then and there. If I'm going to show my master over another species, I might as well do it right.
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Ant...Doesn't it feel better to let out the manly man, sometimes playing the kinder and gentler role is exhausting.

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Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
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Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
ANT, I think you need to get out and fish. Cabin fever seems to be getting to you...
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Dave, that's 100% correct. Sometimes we just need be be the Old Spice Man on steriods.
YES, ABSOLUTELY! He's so amazing fish leap to his net, then release themselves.
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ANT, I think you need to get out and fish. Cabin fever seems to be getting to you...
Don't worry, I plan on getting out today after work.

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YES, ABSOLUTELY! He's so amazing fish leap to his net, then release themselves.
While he rides a giant sea-horse. Oh, I know there are no sea-horses in freshwater streams, but he rides one anyway.
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Maybe you need a side arm with bird shot then you could fly fish and practice for Duck Season.
I dunno if I'm going to need a shotgun for bird season, on a rough day of fishing not more then a month ago I hooked a canadian goose on a back cast by mistake. He just flew into the black bugger soaring recklessly behind me! It's okay though I released him gently back to the air minus 3 or 4 wing feathers.
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