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Southerners: Explain this one to me ... #7316941
07/29/21 10:38 PM
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You are in a River and you are Catfish Noodling .

Why in the heck would anyone go swimming in the River, in water where you CAN'T SEE what is in it ; just to catch a big old Catfish with your bare hands ?? Is this a recent new fad ???

Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316953
07/29/21 10:44 PM
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Actually quite old. Because big cats are cavity nesters and quite vulnerable to getting grabbed during the spawn and most importantly doesn't require special gear. Simple straight forward way of putting meat on the table.

Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316955
07/29/21 10:45 PM
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Ancient people noodled fish all over the world, since probably before recorded history.

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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316956
07/29/21 10:46 PM
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Noodlin' :-)

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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316966
07/29/21 10:57 PM
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Sja, wow. Are they still swimming? Lol What an amazing creature.

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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316968
07/29/21 10:58 PM
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Yeah, turned loose :-)


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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316969
07/29/21 11:01 PM
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We always did it for fun and released everything. We also dug out beds in winter when river was down and make maps of them all. Make sure the holes slope up and can't hold air pockets. Bad things can be found inside if it holds air. Lots of older folks used a short stick with an orange ribbon on both ends and a big treble only on one end. They would stay in the boat probing the river banks for holes and if one was there, it would hit the ribbon. Then just put the other end in the hole. These were mostly older folks hunting meat. I've seen guys use the stick to find them, and then go grab them. I've not seen the hook used in 40 years or so.


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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7316981
07/29/21 11:14 PM
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She makes money and a living off of it. 1.7million views. She is also very cute that probably helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6IUDifi2Q

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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317028
07/30/21 12:20 AM
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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317032
07/30/21 12:27 AM
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What about snapping turtles?


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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317039
07/30/21 12:35 AM
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Yeah , I'm not even putting my toes in that water.....no way


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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317040
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If you're going after Snappers, that a whole different story and technique! AUH!


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: SJA] #7317041
07/30/21 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by SJA
If you're going after Snappers, that a whole different story and technique! AUH!


How do you know ones not in that hole your sticking your hand into?


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317047
07/30/21 01:02 AM
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I'd try it. Stick my foot in muddy water beaver entrances all the time, why not catfish?

Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317050
07/30/21 01:22 AM
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If you gonna always be spooked by stuff you can't see you'll never make it down here. We got half a dozen snakes that can send you to the ER, and another three dozen that can give the skeered a coronary, gators, two kinds of snappers, catfish as big as a grown man, gars that can get as big or bigger. Our water is mud brown or black, we got vegetation that resembles jungles.
If you can't handle that then stay in the air conditioning.

BTW, our younguns run barefoot through most of that.

Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: warrior] #7317107
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Originally Posted by warrior
If you gonna always be spooked by stuff you can't see you'll never make it down here. We got half a dozen snakes that can send you to the ER, and another three dozen that can give the skeered a coronary, gators, two kinds of snappers, catfish as big as a grown man, gars that can get as big or bigger. Our water is mud brown or black, we got vegetation that resembles jungles.
If you can't handle that then stay in the air conditioning.

BTW, our younguns run barefoot through most of that.


Exactly laugh

Can't remember which varmint it was, either beaver or nutria, that an old timer told me his buddy got ahold of noodling, went up his arm biting repeatedly.

Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: AntiGov] #7317172
07/30/21 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
Yeah , I'm not even putting my toes in that water.....no way

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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317181
07/30/21 09:13 AM
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Must be a lot of brave people down South that count in units of 8 or 9 because they lack a few fingers then?


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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Law Dog] #7317205
07/30/21 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Originally Posted by SJA
If you're going after Snappers, that a whole different story and technique! AUH!


How do you know ones not in that hole your sticking your hand into?


You don't. frown


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
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Re: Southerners: Explain this one to me ... [Re: Canvasback2] #7317212
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Put threads like these up in winter so I can convince myself i like snow


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