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Got the --- scared out of me
10-08-2012, 06:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-08-2012, 06:35 PM by JSC.)
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Got the --- scared out of me
Been a long hot summer and this guy who is gettin older (not old) cannot take the heat like I could when I was younger so I went for the longest time between fishin trips that I can recall ... I also had some inner ear problems ... So Last Wednesday I got out for the 2nd time in 2 weeks ... I believe I caught 8 small red fish and a couple of good flounder .... not real good for this time of the year but could have been a lot better ... Well I decided to go into some "Marsh Sloughs" that I have caught a lot of Reds & Spec Trout in as well as Bass and a few Stripers ... I was chunking my ol Scoot A Jig Shrimp Tail towards the mouth of a slough at a fork in the main run ... working it down into about a 20 '+ hole and on this one cast I started reeling it in fast to make another cast when I had a hit and it was coming to me shaking its head like a Spec Trout will do .... then all of a sudden I went into a protective mode as here comes this fish in a high jump headed straight to me ... some how he missed me but hit the front deck before hitting the floor of the boat and what a bunch of activity all at once .... It was a Tarpon between 12 & 15 # .... Small for Tarpon but the first I had managed to land or should I say assist in landing .. the most jumps I ever had was a big one out on one of the piers along the gulf he was in the close to 100# class and I managed to keep him on for 3 jumps ... The next one was a couple of years back about 50 yards down the slough in the last deep hole (18+ feet) Got one jump out of him .. about the same size as this one that made me fear for my life. I was real fortunate .. did not have to clean my pants .... This was one of the times when I did not have the camera with me ... The fish had left me with a pile of scales that I could save some .... but ... when they dried out they all blew out ... There were several more of them rolling around but could not get another one to hit ... Cool Bigfish Bigfish Exclamation
JSC _________ http://www.zibbet.com/ThinkLikeAFish
On The Choctawhatchee
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10-08-2012, 07:33 PM,
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RE: Got the --- scared out of me
Great fish tale - real eye opener - glad you were not hurt.
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10-08-2012, 09:21 PM,
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RE: Got the --- scared out of me
Good story! Read it twice lol.
Bob
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10-08-2012, 09:35 PM,
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Glad you got to get out and do some fishing Jim! Sounds like a close call with the tarpon.
SLAB STIK'R JIGS


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10-08-2012, 09:42 PM,
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That is my kind of 'pants checker' fishing trip! Clean pants... but i bet your heart-beat was up.
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10-08-2012, 11:41 PM,
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Skid mark check for sure!!!!!!!!!! That had to have been fun getting him back in the water!!! Glad you're okay.
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10-08-2012, 11:45 PM,
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Blood pressure pills help . But if you don't have those see if that little black label bottle staying cool in the live well will calm your nerves . Hope you payed him back for that at supper time .
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10-09-2012, 10:26 AM,
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TF "Hope you payed him back for that at supper time . "
Turned him back as soon as I got myself back together ... they are not a "Table Fare" fish but they can really put up a fight ...

Guys I had heard of such things but the 1st time this had happened to me ... I had taken all my Rx-s before I went out may have helped some
JSC _________ http://www.zibbet.com/ThinkLikeAFish
On The Choctawhatchee
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10-09-2012, 11:02 AM,
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At least you got him in the boat which is where the fight started. That would wake anyone up.
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10-09-2012, 07:49 PM,
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Sounds like a total Blast to me.Good job.Always good to have some fun.
I think the salt in saltwater gives fish that distictive Wonderfull flavor.
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