Slingshot fishing

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Bishop, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Took out my slingshot fishing rig tonight it was like shooting fish in a barrel took 5 gar shot 7 lost 2 to limbs had a good time. KIMG0186. KIMG0183. KIMG0200. KIMG0178.
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Nice shooting...but why are those on the grill? [stirpot]

    Oh, that's yur tailgate...:cautious:
  5. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Love the post. Rube Goldberg would have loved it and it works! I am looking forward to the day you put a stone in orbit. I love a whiff of sanity after the previous post on politics and liberal "people of importance" leaving the country. I have seen bow fishing rigs, but that was the first sling shot fishing rig I have ever seen. Thank you for the pleasant break on a cool rainy morning.
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  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    Any idea how things are now days with Mercury content in Gar. Years ago (early 70s) I used to bowfish them and we would cut them up into 2' or 2.5" fish steaks, skin on and boil them in salted crab boil seasoned water, then shuck the white meat out of the skin shells and serve them up with melted Butter seasoned with herbs, garlic, black pepper and lemon juice. Made an excellent and tasty poor mans mock lobster. Never got a complaint. However EPA came out with a warning about high Mercury content in gar, and we quit that. Mercury is cumulative in your body and can make you crazy (mad as a hatter!). Those looked like young gar and I thought with the passage of time etc maybe the warning had been lifted? Any idea or comment? BTW, good shooting!!!
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    excellent @Bishop. You are amazing with that slingshot. I have never seen a gar fish. Did you eat them?
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes gar are really good tasting fish mold to sweet taste but hard to get into.
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    When I first looked I thought they were eels.
  10. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I don't know I am shooting them from flooded swamp area that not attached to any rivers but they do eat the little fish that will put them with more in there body's like sharks.
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  11. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Seen a few of them last night too.
  12. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Neat idea.
  13. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Took two more today when I was taking my daughter to the orthodontist today I stopped by a covert and had some luck here is one of them. KIMG0201.
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  14. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Pretty impressive man. Makes me wish I was better at shooting the darned things.
  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Are those your own darts ?
  16. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Seems to me the mercury would vaporize out of the fish while cooking .
    The only caution being that , it is thoroughly cooked out side, and not in the house , which for some fish is a good idea any way.
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Metallic Mercury certainly might vaporize during Cooking, it the Temps were high enough, HOWEVER, Metal Mercury isn't really the Issue, in Mercury in fish... It is Mercury Compounds like Methyl Mercury, that happen when the fish while alive. Ingest these Mercury compounds in their Food Sources, or Making Them, by Metabolizing them while alive....
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  18. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I got them in a trade but they sell them on Amazon.
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