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King of The Turtles

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I got my first softshell last night.

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I think a few people in the 'kato area had a side bet on me getting the first one of the year. I'm glad I didn't disappoint anyone. I just wish I knew why they turtles are so fond of me. I can be in a boat with 4 other people using the same bait as them and still boat multiple turtles to everyone Else's zero. Same way with shovelnose.

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That's why they call you Softshell Eddy grin

I remember a couple years back you pulled a monster the size of a manhole cover. Have not seen anyone lick a turtle yet winkgrin

Who ever bet against you was a sucker wink

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Way to go Ed. I knew you could keep that title. You may catch all of my turtles also.

Go Softshell Eddy.

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Have not seen anyone lick a turtle yet winkgrin

The only way I'm licking a turtle is if it's in my soup smile

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I got my first softshell last night.

I kept getting these hard quick hits on a sucker head last night and I thought it might be turtles. I never did hook one but it was quite annoying. I kept automatically jumping for the rod thinking it was a fish. I suppose it is about that time of the spring for those critters to enter the picture too,

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I call that "Turtle Chi." I had a buddy who had turtle chi on the croix a few years back. Nothing like dragging in a garbage can lid with an attitude.

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Nothing like the mid-summer blues; go out and get 1 bite and it ends up being a turtle smile. Good work Ed.

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if your lickin them turtles thats why you keep catching them they'll tell 2 turtles and them 2 will each tell 2 and so on and on grinlaugh

you better hope that the turtles dont try and lick back.

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Yeah, maybe instead of licking the turtles you should start biting them. They might not like you as much then.

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Never licked a turtle. Maybe I'll start eating them to thin the population out.

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Ed don't you think you should add king of the turtles to your signature?

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yea that is a monster of a leatherback

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Wow Ed... you could wear that shell as a breastplate into battle.

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Most of the softshells don't have much of a temper problem. I had to deal with a rather angry snapping turtle while getting bullheads yesterday.

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Wow Ed... you could wear that shell as a breastplate into battle.

Or as the name intales " soft " you could just make it into a popcorn bowl. I have this feeling a rusty butter knife would go through it. Just a thought lol

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I'd like to hear any and all fishing-related snapping turtle stories!

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A formed breastplate would look manly, and you'd be suprised what a coat of lacquer can withstand wink. Ahh fine..a popcorn bowl HKK; just think how the chicks would go gaga over it when you invite them over for movie night, also the mandatory butter dispenser would be less arduous to install. whistle

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I do like to lacquer the breastplate. Specially if it were to take a large shell to cover all. Come on just think what the chicks would say when I told them that its all natural and GREEN. Thats the new thing right? smilelaugh

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I'd like to hear any and all fishing-related snapping turtle stories!

Here is a Snapper Adventure. I wouldn't do this again. Or recommend doing it.

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