Hogging catfish mishaps

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Streamfloater, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Streamfloater

    Streamfloater Active Member

    Talking with a guy about hogging catfish and the topic of getting bit by a loggerhead or cottonmouth came up. My point was I've never heard of this happening to anyone so not very likely at all.

    Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
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  2. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    Never a turtle or a snake but a guy I used to go noodling with in Oklahoma found a beaver one time. He ended up with some cool looking scars from it.
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  3. Buckrub

    Buckrub Well-Known Member

    I have never, not one time, come anywhere close to getting snake bit while catfish noodling.
  4. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

    Never had an encounter with snake or turtle but I’ve only done it a dozen times or so
  5. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

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  6. jackie53

    jackie53 Well-Known Member

    They Don't live to tell about it....
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  7. fullcredit

    fullcredit Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

    I remember the story of a couple guys hogging in the L'Anguille River when I was growing up. I can't verify if it is true, don't remember the name, but one of the guys went up inside a hollow cypress tree. When he surfaced inside the tree, he died from what was said to be an accumulation of gas inside the tree. Methane gas?
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  8. NA3VY

    NA3VY Well-Known Member

    I don't know about a loggerhead turtle, but an alligator snapping turtle that can crush broomsticks could do some serious damage to a wrist. Cut the arteries in a wrist and dying becomes a real possibility, especially if you couldn't get the beast to let go. I've caught some with mouths about 4 inches wide that weighed at least 25-30 pounds. That "beak" could be a savage weapon.
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  9. SA Doc

    SA Doc Well-Known Member

    Aren’t a freshwater loggerhead and an alligator snapping turtle the same thing? We used them interchangeably in the delta when I lived there.
  10. Hivernan

    Hivernan Well-Known Member

    I bet you would have a better chance of winning the Powerball lottery, finding a golden ticket in a chocolate bar, and drawing a WMA tag on the same day than dying from a Snapper bite.
  11. Thenarwhal

    Thenarwhal Well-Known Member

    This. Loggerhead is a common name for an alligator snapping turtle.
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  12. orangefeetdown

    orangefeetdown Well-Known Member

    Been that way as long as I’ve known.
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  13. R6mm

    R6mm Well-Known Member

    N. Texas
    I never had any desire to wade in the water, stick my hands in a log or hole, & try to grab something that I couldn't see....o_O
  14. NA3VY

    NA3VY Well-Known Member

    "......than dying from a Snapper bite."

    Call a big nasty turtle, snakes and/or beavers what you want. I'll pass on being in the water with them. I also wear a face mask religiously. I've made it to 71 and would like at least 15 more years fishing.
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  15. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    That little kid was the best one of the bunch.
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  16. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    River is wild!
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  17. fullcredit

    fullcredit Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

    A lot of flatheads in that little creek.
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  18. kerrtw

    kerrtw Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    I didn’t even know that was a thing.
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  19. LeadPoison78

    LeadPoison78 Well-Known Member

    Well...I've heard the meek will inherit the earth...hope you enjoy it.
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  20. sparkie

    sparkie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I can see it must have been bad.