-- Last Updated: Jul-18-11 12:23 PM EST --
I created a new sport this weekend.
While fishing the Shenandoah, I was getting larger panfish and smallish smallmouth bass. The bluegills had a tap-tap-tap-take hit. The smallmouth had a steady pull take. The small smallmouth were larger and scrappier than the large panfish. So I tended to set the hook harder on the smallmouth.
This one time I had a steady pull take and set the hook for a smallmouth. Well, it was a panfish. A small panfish. That poor fish came flying out of the water straight at my face. With my paddle across my lap and few options for dodging while firmly seated in my SinK, I put up a fist defensively to protect my face. Why a fist? I have no idea. But it's what I did and that poor fish flew right into it, but it got off the hook and plopped back into the water.
I can only imagine the confusion in the mind of that fish. "Why the hell did that dude just yank me out of the water just to punch me?"
So, fish boxing. Start with panfish, I guess, and work up to bull sharks maybe.
- Big D
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that brought tears to my eyes ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-19-11 12:05 AM (EST)
Who won that bout?|
Posted by: RobW on Jul-20-11 4:44 PM (EST)
Does that count as a TKO for Big D or does it go the fish on points for getting away?
That's a right good question.|
Posted by: Big_D on Jul-20-11 6:24 PM (EST)
It had not occurred to me and now that you've asked it I haven't got a decent answer.