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Ok, the other thread got me thinking and wondering. What is the strangest thing you have used to catch fish?

I have used:

pizza (as stated in the other thread)
just a plain hook w a bobber
swiss cheese


What about you?
 

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frozen peas (thawed)
astrea (wavy turban) (saltwater snail)
chiton (not sure what the H but saltwater picked off the rocks)
hermit crabs

not a bait persay but as a lure i used a brass and alum line level and unraveled a shoe string for line same time
 

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A wrigles gum foil wrapper.
 

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Four ounces of lead.

While my buddy and I were fishing in an Iowa gravel pit, his young son tied a 4-oz. pyramid sinker (actually intended for a trotline) onto his old bait casting rod and let it fly into the lake. It hit a largemouth bass and knocked him out cold. My springer spaniel jumped into the water, retrieved the bass, and brought him back, still unconscious.

I had taught the dog to retrieve carp hit by an arrow, so he thought he was doing what he was supposed to do.
 

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well if we are going to count knocking them out i used a mag light to catch bull frogs just went cave man on then they sure tasted good ended up buying a real gig for next time
 

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GIANT mountain bumble bee.....

Swatted the swarming b-2 bomber down as I was trying to shoo it away with my hat. It had been continuously buzzing around my head and wouldn't go away. With one swat he was a gonner, so I hooked that thing up with my hook removers didn't want to touch that thing, it was about an inch long and thought it had a stinger as big as a safety pin at least!!!...By the way do those giant bees have stinger? and if so has anyone been stung by them? I always thought they looked 5 times larger then normal bees = 5 times more potent sting, however I never have heard of anyone being bitten by one of those humming bird sized bees have you?

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dont know around here but down san diego way we had some huge bumble bees and the could sting but rarely did the didnt need too caues they could bite over and over and that was worse than any sting i ever had
 

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roadkill said:
well if we are going to count knocking them out i used a mag light to catch bull frogs just went cave man on then they sure tasted good ended up buying a real gig for next time
Well, OK, but if we are not counting knocking them out, then I would have to say my strangest baits are:
  • A bluejay feather.
  • Dry dog food. (It floats, and carp suck it right down. So do turtles, unfortunately.)
  • A cigarette butt. (Only a bass would hit that.)
  • My willie. (While skinny dipping as a kid, a perch grabbed me by the schlong. I got out of the water.)
 

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must a been a "big" perch right

and them bumble bees dont care about off or any other repellent (havent tried lead yet) you piss them off and your screwed i was monitoring an excavation and a big scrapper went right over a nest near me and they took it out on me i ran like H but you cat out run them they just hold on and keep biting had to stop and pick them off
 

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We used to use these red berries when we were kids in Minnesota...when the ground would get hard in August and you couldnt get worms...looking back they were the same size as Pautzkes Salmon eggs and almost the same color...I to this day dont know what kind of berries they were...they were probably poisonious...but sunfish, crappies and rock bass bit on them like crazy...
 

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zman said:
We used to use these red berries when we were kids in Minnesota...when the ground would get hard in August and you couldnt get worms...looking back they were the same size as Pautzkes Salmon eggs and almost the same color...I to this day dont know what kind of berries they were...they were probably poisonious...but sunfish, crappies and rock bass bit on them like crazy...
We use to use mallberries in the middle of summer when it was to hot and we werent catching anything. We would catch carp and fight them tell our lines broke or they would run the drag all the way out. Once in a while we would land one or two.
 

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Ken Broeren said:
ePiC said:
A wrigles gum foil wrapper.
According to the DOW regulations, I think that qualifies as a lure and not bait.  :)

I can just see ePiC now --fishing Gold Medal waters flailing a gum wrapper like an expert fly guy!
Actually I caught a catfish with it. =P
 

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I think a gum wrapper would be scented and a violation...at least of next years rules...what is the number for Operation Game Thief?

Now known as the Juicy Fruit Emerger!...
 
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