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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:52 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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went to mattamuskeet for the easter weekend. it was a most unusual trip.
on saturday with wind gusts at 25 mph, i got caught in a snow flurry.
weird, weird weather. about as normal in april in hyde county as a
rainshower of frogs. as you'd guess, the bass bite was off.

on sunday, figuring the bass fishing wouldn't be worthwhile, i decided
to venture into the juniper bay marsh creeks in the morning. still cold
and windy, but sunny. caught a nice 15-16 inch flounder, but it bit me
as i was unhooking it and i suffered a gashed and bloodied my
thumb...hmmm. so, on the way back to pecan grove landing, i thought i'd
pull the boat to the bank and check out a canal in the refuge that i'd
noticed on previous trips. it was muddied up, but pulling a spinnerbait
along the bank yielded several bass...one a nice 3-4 pounder... well,
heck, this might turn out ok after all. then, about a quarter mile down
the canal, while concentrating on my short casts along the bank i was
walking, intent on the water, an unusual smell. sniff, sniff...hey,
what the fu**? yikes!! i almost walked into an... well, last 2 photos
tell the story. a memorable easter. hope y'all had a good holiday
weekend as well. (photos follow)

jeff
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:57 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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those white specks are snowflakes. this is just as i'm taking the boat
out. it snowed hard on my way back down the rose bay canal... didn't
get a bite in the hour or so of fishing before the snow storm...the
suddeness of the clouds and the winds made it look like there might be a
tornado. in a few hours, the sun was out.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:02 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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mattamuskeet has remarkable sunrises and sunsets. took this sunset
photo on my way across the lake.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:03 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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On Sun, 08 Apr 2007 19:02:00 -0400, jeff wrote:

mattamuskeet has remarkable sunrises and sunsets. took this sunset
photo on my way across the lake.


Beautiful shot.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:03 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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one of mattamuskeet's better fishermen...


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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:04 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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the pumping station at lake mattamuskeet

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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:10 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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easter sunday bass. caught these in a refuge canal near juniper bay
that i accessed by pulling the boat to a bank and clambering over a bit
of land. walked along the canal bank pitching a spinnerbait. i got real
intent on the fishing and almost walked into...(see next pics)

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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:25 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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alligator!!! this was a huge gator for nc...at least 8-10 feet (my
conservative guess...but, then i was hyperventilating a bit at the time)
nose to tail, very fat. he was snoozing in the sun...eyelids closed. i
was walking the bank, paying little attention to anything but the water,
trying to place casts close to the bank 10-15 feet in front of me.
suddenly, there was an unusual smell...it was so unusual that it caused
me to stop and look around. i thought there might be a dead
animal...then i saw it. about 20 feet in front of me. my jaw dropped,
and i ran as fast up the grassy bank as any geezer hoping not to wrestle
with a gator on an easter sunday. i've no experience with gators up
close and personal, so took these two photos and retreated. he never
moved. i don't think he even woke up...

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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:37 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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On Sun, 08 Apr 2007 19:25:16 -0400, jeff wrote:

alligator!!!


Shoot Jeff, that little guy is barely big enough to make Wayno a pair of shoes
and a belt. g
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Old April 9th, 2007, 12:54 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.fishing
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jeff wrote:
alligator!!! this was a huge gator for nc...at least 8-10 feet (my
conservative guess...but, then i was hyperventilating a bit at the time)
nose to tail, very fat. he was snoozing in the sun...eyelids closed. i
was walking the bank, paying little attention to anything but the water,
trying to place casts close to the bank 10-15 feet in front of me.
suddenly, there was an unusual smell...it was so unusual that it caused
me to stop and look around. i thought there might be a dead
animal...then i saw it. about 20 feet in front of me. my jaw dropped,
and i ran as fast up the grassy bank as any geezer hoping not to wrestle
with a gator on an easter sunday. i've no experience with gators up
close and personal, so took these two photos and retreated. he never
moved. i don't think he even woke up...


Maybe the gator was dead, might explain the smell and it not moving

I can't remember ever smelling a gator that smelled like rotting meat

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