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What kind of Fish???

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So i was out on the Neshannock today and i was nymphing. threw a cast upstream and thought i had a snag. could not get it loose so i walked up to where my line was and slowlystarted to pull it up. to my suprise there was a fish on the line!!! it didnt even budge as i tried to yank the line loose. it then just gradually swam downstream and hid under a big boulder where i could not pull it out. i tried to pull as hard as i could until i finally popped the hook out. what kind of fish was this??? didnt get a good enough look at it when i pulled it up. Catfish possibly? i was using a small black stone fly

Posted on: 2013/5/7 23:06


Re: What kind of Fish???

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Carp get really big too.

You definately saw a fish? I once hooked a big snapper I couldn't budge. I also accidentally hooked a beaver once on the WB of the DE. And once a snake grabbed a chub I had hooked.

There's all kinds of critters in our waters.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 6:14


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I hooked a muskrat once , had him right under the chin , he climbed the far bank and started up the hill into the thick rose bushes , so i put some side pressure on him and he turned , he then grabbed the line inhis front paws and bit the leader off.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 7:19


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my vote goes towards carp.. i've seen my fair share of big carp in the neshannock. Especially upstream towards Mercer

Posted on: 2013/5/8 10:12


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lots of big carp and suckers in there. If your fly was broken off I could have put my hat in for a pike, but since it was just tossed I'll go with the former.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 11:03
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It's a large whatchamacallit? They give a hell of a fight and you never get them to shore or in your net.

Posted on: 2013/5/8 12:24
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Re: What kind of Fish???

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haha im pretty sure i saw a fish but it is possible it could have been a snapper. i have seen quite a few suckers and carp on the river. just thought i would share the story. one of the weirdest things that has happened to me

Posted on: 2013/5/8 18:06






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