Re: NANFA-- Long ear and rainbow photos

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:50:20 -0400

I saw a documentary show on our local PBS affiliate last night, "Okie
Noodling". It's about fishing by hand for flathead catfish in Oklahoma.
Forget about hooks at all, just dive under water in your jeans, swim into a
mudhole, and let a 40 pound flathead bite your forearm so you can drag the
sucker out. I swear I saw Casper try that once with a riffle minnow in
Salacoa Creek, GA. Of course, fishing by hand is only legal in Oklahoma,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, so discretion may be advised.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Mark <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Long ear and rainbow photos
>Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:38:02 -0400
>At 9:05 AM -0400 8/4/03, wrote:
>>...we were out catching crawdads for the cement pond, just kinda playing
>>my little girl and i caught a red eye rock bass on a mangled gambusia
>>one of those stubby toy fishing pools. pretty cool catch. we caught it
>>where i figured. the snorkling observations really yield where the fish
>>will be
>>while standing on a bank. :)
>He, he :) I wonder how much evangelism it will take to get anglers to don
>wetsuits and scope out their fishing holes prior to casting their lines.
>Maybe they wouldn't bother with the lines any more. Too engrossed in the
>subaquatic view. Or maybe freshwater speargunning?
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