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Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


kinda spinoff from the other thread.

I've done it once. My family was staying in a cabin along the Salmon River in Idaho. My dad and brother were trout fishing, and since we only had 2 rods, and I was the youngest, I had to watch like a bitch. Anyways, I was catching garter snakes next to the river when I saw a rainbow trout just sitting in the shallows. I snuck up to it, gently placed my hands behind it, and slowly grabbed it. I don't think my dad ever really believed me when I showed the fish. He thought I stole it from my brother. Bastard.

anwyays, I know csb







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wickowick
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


I have tried with the gar fish at the house, but I can't do it. They are to slick, strong. I do like to poke them in the top of the head with my finger from time to time...





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braindeadboxer
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


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wickowick


Please post and let us know when one shreds your finger






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Langston
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


I have done it. We found some catfish that were in some hollow stumps when we were younger and proceeded to catch a few. The top of the stumps were under the water but not deep. We would put our hands in and pin them to the side of the stump. Not sure why they were in the stumps that day.





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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


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I do like to poke them in the top of the head with my finger from time to time...


we need video evidence of this






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BRgetthenet
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


I canoe-camped the Buffalo River with my wife a few years ago for 5 days. Didn't catch one fish, until the last day.

In a rock bed, next to some train tracks, I saw a small puddle with a tiny fish swimming around.. I caught him.

Then I released him in the river.






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Martini
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


Surf fishing on Free Mason I slapped at a speckled trout swimming close to me and got lucky and underneath it and he sailed onto the beach. Pure luck but kinda cool.





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wickowick
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


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we need video evidence of this


Not much to see, very uneventful...






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TigerDeacon
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


When I was a kid, I tamed up the bream in my parents pond by feeding them old bread from the Hostess bakery store. I could hold my hand under the water and they would eat from my hand. I was even able to catch them with my hand and pick them up out of the water without having them freak out. Now, when a 5lb+ plus bass would come in and take out a few bream standing in line, it would give you a heart attack.


I know that ain't "real".






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34venture
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


I caught a 40 pound logger head with my hands in the water. Does that count?





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wickowick
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I caught a 40 pound logger head with my hands in the water. Does that count?


only if you have GoPro of it...






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TigerDeacon
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


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I saw a small puddle with a tiny fish swimming around.. I caught him. Then I released him in the river.


Yeah, he just though he had found a safe place to hide from bigger fish.






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tenfoe
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


I've caught a couple hundred spotted cat with my bare hands.

I've also caught a couple hummingbirds.






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34venture
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


This was way before go pros. To be honest it was pretty cool out and I was walking on a beaver damn and there he was just chilling right there in the shallow water. I reached in a picked him up by the tail. He was to cold to fight back. :csb:





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Langston
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I've also caught a couple hummingbirds.


I have to hear about this?






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Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


<------- Hardhead and his barb went right through my palm






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Boats n Hose
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


Yea, tons of times


In my livewell






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wickowick
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He was to cold to fight back.


Did you put him in some warm liquid, something like soup, to heat him up?






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tenfoe
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I have to hear about this?


I've had hummingbird feeders everywhere I've lived my entire life. Where I live now must be in the middle of a major flyway, because a couple days each year I'll have 100-200 hummingbirds fighting for a couple spots on the 3 or 4 feeders I have. One day we were drinking beer and watching the feeding frenzy when I thought I could catch one. My brother bet me $30. I slipped up to the feeder and of course all of them spooked. I stood there as still as possible and put my pointer finger up next to the feeding hole. They came back, one sat on my finger. I trapped his feet between my pointer and middle finger, thus catching the bird. Done it several times since. No joke. My Mother has some pictures of it somewhere I'll try to dredge up.






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TJG210
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re: Who here has legitimately caught a fish with just their bare hands?


Once grabbed a mullet out of the water while on a pier in Mississippi. I was joking around with a couple people I was with and told them I would grab one of those suckers out. I don't know if the fish or I was more suprised.





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