Hillbilly Handfishin

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For those of you who love sticking your hand/feet into the mouths of whatever lurks below the surface of water, not knowing what comes up I give you http://www.youtube.com/user/AnimalPlanetTV#p/c/9E6952C44277E2F1835".

I love this http://animal.discovery.com/videos/hillbilly-handfishin-woman-feels-the-thrill-of-the-catch.html" [Broken] too, for you ladies...

I believe this is what an initiation into the PF fold should include. Starts this Sunday August 7th, on Animal Planet, so be there and REPORT !!!

Sorry Pengy, I had to come up with my own saying, hope you don't mind.

Rhody... :wink:
 
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Wow, noodling has made it on the television. At least it's on Animal Planet and not SyFy, History, or the ScienceChannel. That might be entertaining to watch for a few minutes.
 
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Wow, noodling has made it on the television. At least it's on Animal Planet and not SyFy, History, or the ScienceChannel. That might be entertaining to watch for a few minutes.
QC,

I just added two more links, have a look. There are more clips easily available from there as well.

Rhody... :wink:
 
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Oh, I did a noodling thread ages ago.
 
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Oh, I did a noodling thread ages ago.
How about a link, lets see what twists the Animal Planet folks throw at us in comparison.

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I was surprised a few years ago to learn that Hand Fishing is legal in Kansas.
Handfishing, for flathead catfish only, is legal from sunrise to sunset June 15 through Aug. 31 at three locations:

● the entire length of the Arkansas River in Kansas,

● all federal reservoirs from beyond 150 yards of the dam to the upper end of the federal property,

● and on the Kansas River from its origin downstream to its confluence with the Missouri River.
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/Fishing/Fishing-Regulations/Hand-Fishing" [Broken]
 
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I have watched about 15 minutes of three shows now, the last one with about 5 men and 4 women was fun to watch, they pulled in a 60 lb catfish from a hole in this lake (the biggest so far for the season). I am not sure how much longevity the show has. Let's face it, there are only so many scenario's you can have luring a big fish out of a hole with a body part, with others gleefully cheering them on. The tension between the men and women wears thin after awhile. I think this will be a one shot pilot not to be renewed.

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i didn't realize people in alabama did this, but i did meet someone recently who claimed to. the only thing that would worry me is snapping turtles, but i'm not sure how big a danger that really is.

that shark tank stuff up there, that's a bit of a no-no. that aquarium may be OK, but most species will outgrow any size tank normal folks can afford.
 
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i didn't realize people in alabama did this, but i did meet someone recently who claimed to. the only thing that would worry me is snapping turtles, but i'm not sure how big a danger that really is.

that shark tank stuff up there, that's a bit of a no-no. that aquarium may be OK, but most species will outgrow any size tank normal folks can afford.
PBS made the documentary film http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/okie_noodling/" where, IIRC, they talk about sticking their arm in a hole and saying if the hole goes up get your arm out since there ain't no fish that lives above water. :bugeye: They also talk about people who have drown going underwater into a hole.
 
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Wow, noodling has made it on the television. At least it's on Animal Planet and not SyFy, History, or the ScienceChannel. That might be entertaining to watch for a few minutes.

I've been pretty amazed lately on the things they've turned into entire TV series. It was an interesting, "Wow, people actually do things like that?" thing for one part of one episode of a show, but after that, how exciting can it be to keep watching people do it over and over? It's sort of like that Extreme Couponing show. I think it was enough to watch one episode, and determine that those people are absolutely nuts in their obsession. After that, it's just watching people checking out at a register and thinking they'd die if they held up lines like that in the local grocery store.
 
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I've been pretty amazed lately on the things they've turned into entire TV series. It was an interesting, "Wow, people actually do things like that?" thing for one part of one episode of a show, but after that, how exciting can it be to keep watching people do it over and over? It's sort of like that Extreme Couponing show. I think it was enough to watch one episode, and determine that those people are absolutely nuts in their obsession. After that, it's just watching people checking out at a register and thinking they'd die if they held up lines like that in the local grocery store.

How about,

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Every Monday and Wednesday microwave specialist Jory Caron, camera-guy Jonathan Paula, and sidekick Riley McIlwain humorously microwave various household objects... so you don't have to! Part unscripted comedy, part scientific experimentation, this show has something for everyone!
http://www.youtube.com/show?p=NiUrA4YTwDI&tracker=show_av [Broken]
 
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It's sort of like that Extreme Couponing show. I think it was enough to watch one episode, and determine that those people are absolutely nuts in their obsession. After that, it's just watching people checking out at a register and thinking they'd die if they held up lines like that in the local grocery store.
If someone has a whole folder worth of coupons that they want to redeem, they ought to be sent to a "special" checkout 'way in the back of the store that is manned by a cranky old OCD employee that checks every quantity, every date, every "not to be combined" statement, etc, so it takes them at least an hour or two to get checked out. Just sayin'.

People who take couponing to an extreme are gaming the system. The stores will accept some amount of losses just to keep the lines moving, and their check-out ladies are not equipped or trained to deal with fraud. As long as the stores are not processing coupons in excess of the product that they buy and sell, it's unlikely that the distributors will crack down.
 
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The catfish give prizes too.:surprised
 
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