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What about fish who have jumped the boat?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    This is getting to be epidemic in northern Florida.....


    ROCK BLUFF, Fla. - A woman was injured over the weekend by a leaping sturgeon, the latest incident involving the flying fish on the Suwannee River, officials said.

    Tara Spears, 32, of Bell, was knocked unconscious by the animal on Sunday while boating on the river north of Rock Bluff, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.

    She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was expected to recover, the agency reported.

    The large, prehistoric-looking sturgeon have hard plates along their backs. They can grow up to 8 feet long and up to 200 pounds.

    In April, a leaping sturgeon severely injured a 50-year-old woman from St. Petersburg who was riding a personal watercraft on the Suwannee River. She suffered a ruptured spleen and had three fingers reattached by surgeons, but she lost her left pinkie finger and a tooth.
  2. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I always love when they shows clips. Just get a big laugh out of some sucker who gets smacked in the face with a fish and falls in the water.
  3. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    and then sinks to the bottom of the lake with bubbles floating to the top...well, maybe not that much.

    How do you go about catching these fish, with a baseball glove?
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    8 feet, 200 pounds? I'd recommend one of these....

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  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Leaping lizards sturgeons!
  6. How about a jumping shark?
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Ask and ye shall receive.

  8. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I didn't see that they could grow to be that big. I would just back away and let someone else catch the gills in the grill.
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  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    ThreeBags: great clip!
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    She should just be glad this didn't happen:


    Oh, and be careful when googling images of "Free Willy." :eek: :-X
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Slippery suckers!
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