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Postby TTTBone » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:10 pm

Hey boys,
Just got back from a six day camping trip to the Boundary Waters (Minnesota)/Quetico (Canada) Wilderness area.
Over one million acres of pristine wilderness to explore and enjoy.
The trip started off kinda touchy, as after sleeping the first night in the outfitters bunkhouse, a night when frost hit the ground, I awoke with a sore throat.
"No way I'm going to let this screw up my vacation!"
Screw it, I'll let the sore throat ride... we're heading out.
Got towed out with our canoe and gear to the edge of the non-motorized wilderness area and we were off.
Beautiful day, 70 degrees, mild wind, great paddling weather.
Within 5 minutes I had hooked into a 6 pound lake trout on my third cast of the day (rapala tail-dancer). I landed him by hand quite cleanly and quietly (no easy task in a canoe), and observed that he had four hooks of my lure's two trebles hooked into him rather solidly. I laid him quietly into the bottom of the canoe. However, this laker had that quality which in humans one would call a certain mischievous patience. He bided his time. I unzipped my pack and grabbed my forceps in order to remove the hooks, at which point the lake trout decided to have what is generally described as a "koniption fit". With the fish flopping about at seeming light speed, I reached to secure the wiley bastard to the canoe's kevlar bottom. Even as I reached, I knew this fish was trouble.
With lightining speed, his final spinning flop imbedded a treble hook completely through the lower, palm-side knuckle of my middle right finger.
Panic, (expletive), shooting pain, (expletive), panic... (expletive)... STOP... THINK!
I don't know how, but within seconds, I somehow secured the vindictive bastard and managed to remove the hooks from his fishy body (all the while still having this six pound lake shore denizen inextricably hooked to the middle of my right hand).
I'm absolutely sure he silently laughed his liitle trout laugh the whole time and was thinking, "how does it feel, a-hole?"
Now, I had a crank-bait hanging from my hand, a canoeing partner sitting behind me freaking out a little, and a lake trout who seemingly just meted out a little poetic justice.
My first reactions...
I'm alright, this doesn't hurt too bad, gotta get this fish back in the water.
I knew we had a good 4 hours of paddling and two hours portaging yet to get to our campsite... so I also knew we were not going to have this fish on our menu for the evening.
I released him with the tail-dancer still hanging from my hand with a hearty "enjoy your life, you (expletive), you're a worthy opponent. (expletive) you!"

So that's the first twenty minutes of the trip...
Fishing was pretty good though. More to come.



Note: With the barb of the hook fully passed through the inside of the knuckle, I had to use my knife to cut the skin back and extract the hook. Yeeeeouch.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:22 am

Wow, that had to hurt. !+)

Why couldn't you eat the fish again? I probably would have kicked the fish at the very least, but more than likely I would have killed the sucker right there for revenge.
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Postby terpfan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:32 am

Wow. That sounds painful. Makes for a good story though. ;-) !+)
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Postby awwchrist » Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:34 am

Oh man it sounds beautiful.

Sorry about the hook. Sometimes that just happens. I've learned my lesson though...foot 'em and get the glove on.

Went out last weekend to catch shad and do a couple hours of sturgeon fishing. Lemme tell you, in a very stiff current, had to use damn near 2lbs of metal just to keep the bait on the floor. By the time I had pulled up my 5th 30" shaker it felt like we were pulling up flat pieces of sheetmetal.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:48 am

Sorry man, but just like rodeos or bullfights, its always funnier when the animal wins. :-D
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Postby PackerAttack84 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:46 am

That happened to my Grandpa, and then once he did it he had to drive all the way across the lake. :-o
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Postby Redskins Win » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:11 am

Good story TTT, nice read. I think you should've eaten the bastage any way.

I caught about 7lb large mouth on a plastic minnow and hooked him with four of the six hooks. When I finally got the beast freed and back in the water, he kind of paused with his big black eyes just poking above the water staring at me. I honestly felt he was flipping me the bird :-o
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Postby Lushcrush » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:42 am

Nice story TTT ... It never fails that trebles gonna cause some kind of mayhem before the day is over. I use Hot n Tots (Fire Tiger color) to troll for Crappie and the trebles on those things always hook everything in the boat :-)
Just wondering ... how do you cook those trout?
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Postby hastur » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:43 pm

I'd eat him out of spite.
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Postby Sixxgunn » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:10 pm

Wow...what a tale! I mean I've heard fish stories but this one takes the cake! I have to agree with others though, I would have probably stuffed the little sucker with some explosives and watched it rain fish guts. Damn, that had to hurt.
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