I'm going through my pics and can't seem to find many with me in it that wouldn't be offensive to some. Seems most of my pics have me holding something dead in them so I will refrain from posting them as I don't wish to offend any who may find the act of hunting...offensive..I guess?
Instead I give pics of me without dead things in them
Before anyone asks...this fish was released unharmed.
NOODLING! I've always wanted to do that! I already do a mini thing with bullheads and fingers, not as cool though.
That was actually caught on a rod and reel. I'm kind of against the whole "noodling" thing. It is done while the fish are on their nest...people go in and yank fully matured catfish off their nest and likely kill the eggs/fry in the process. Not many of those big fish out there any more...A big cat like that one takes 15-20 years to get that big..if not more. I release most everything I catch and always anything over 10 lbs. Gotta let them big ones pass on their good genes.
Ive always wanted to go noodling, though now i dont! I had no idea they would be with babies/eggs when you do that!
I wanted to go because there was no hook involved, and seemed like no real pain to the catfish, except stress at being yanked outta their cave, and photographed...
=[ That makes me sad, cause i really wanted to do that some day...
Lyzz.RI.23 RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12
Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
*New cattle dog pups! *