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 Post subject: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Floated the SoHo Fri and Sat nights, getting 3 hours of sleep in 48 hours. I was feeling pretty funky- shaky, tired, and dizzy..... and it was all worth it. We threw everything- mice, articulated streamers, wiggle minnows- anything with a silhouette that made noise. Not sure if that was the correct approach, but it made sense in my head. We brought some nice fish to the boat, largest being mid 20's. Craziest catch of my life, though, came in some very still and deep water: I cast my mouse under some low lying limbs and started stripping. BAM! Fish on, and freaking huge. Biggest fish of my life, pulling the boat and not letting up. My heart's pounding and we're all gripped. Time for the spot light so that we can get a look at this monster. As our eyes adjust we see a large shadow, and then the tail materializes, next the body. After a few seconds of silence we realize that this catch of a lifetime is in fact not a fish at all, but a beaver. A very large beaver, with my mouse in it's jaw. I let the line go limp and the fly fell right out. My friends laughed and I kept silent, with my dreams dashed in a second, watching my hopes swim downstream leaving only a silky V wake in the moonlight. Craziest thing that's ever happened to me on the water! Anyone hear of anything like that happening?

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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:06 pm 
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Thats funny! every so often they'll sneak up on me in the pond and smack thier tail as they dive scaring the pageepers out of me....but I've never had em' go after a fly! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:05 pm 
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New one on me. I have had them rush me to scare me off little ones. I had a friend fall in a run and almost drown back when they had opening day. I have busted them with the 223 and seen them blasted with TNT but never heard of one being hooked.

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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Saw a guy land a muskrat on 6X on Armstrong's once...never seen anybody stick a beaver though :D

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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:41 pm 
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I am convinced if they got to be the size of cows we would be able to drive to Europe.


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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:14 pm 
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5X and I both landed snapping turtles last year.
I have hooked snakes,alligators ,eels ,10 different kinds of birds, a cat and a couple sub humanoids.

But no beavers

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 Post subject: Re: Busch Light, Moon Light, and Beavers
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:01 pm 
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I was fishing with my wife cousin for some largemouths on some strip pits in WV a few years back when he hooked what he thought was a record bucketmouth when all of sudden the supposed fish climbed out of the water on to the bank. It was just past dusk, so we were pretty shocked until we realized it was also a beaver. Even with spin gear we were outgunned for sure!


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