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Raking in the Fish

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 4:27 PM
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Spud and 2K have graced the board with their fishing exploits, including photos of their catch. Their catch was by the old fashioned way, rod and reel with artificial or natural bait, I don't know which. One day I caught a tub of fish by an entirely different method, ------- with a rake. My catch included big mouth bass, crappie and an assortment of other types.


Before coming to Clemson in 1955. I lived in Belle Glade, FL,located on the southern side of Lake Okeechobee. Huge drainage canals run from the lake to the coast. Locks maintain a constant water level in the canals, one of the canals running through the middle of Belle Glade. My office was located about one mile from my house. The highway was between the canal and my office. My home was on the other side of the canal with a street between my house and the canal.


Leaving my office one afternoon and driving beside the canal, the canal was lined with people actually "gathering" fish.. When I got home, I walked over to the canal and fish of every size and description were floating on the water. I had never seen so many fish in my life and wondered if some polutant had killed the fish. I asked some of the people if something had killed the fish and they told me the fish were only stunned. The oxygen level in the water had been disturbed and had caused the problem with the fish but the fish were edible.


I wasn't too keen on eating any of the fish but went back to the house, retrieved a yard rake and returned to the canal. There were a large number of people by the canal collecting the fish so I took the rake and raked in the better looking fish for them. Most of the bass were about one to three pounds and the crappie about 1/2 to one pound.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 6:18 PM
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The old timers around Black River used old hand crank telephones. They would strip the wires and throw the bare wires in the water and crank the telephone. This would shock the fish and they would float up and then be scooped with nets. If the game warden showed up, they would just throw the telephone overboard. No evidence.

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I Like FiSH ( Salmons, Flounder, etc) and Wimmens & Rum &

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 6:39 PM
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Shag Dancing & Clempson Football..

not necessarily in that order. LoL

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Re: I Like FiSH ( Salmons, Flounder, etc) and Wimmens & Rum &

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 7:47 PM
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LBB, you use to have wimmens and rum first and then salmon and flounder. That is what happens as we age. Things get reversed.

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Re: I Like FiSH ( Salmons, Flounder, etc) and Wimmens & Rum &

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 7:53 PM
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There were a few things I liked but I've forgotten what they were.

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To keep from going nutz, I have

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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 8:05 PM
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to consult my Norman Rockwell Calendar to see what the "pecking order" is for that day.

Fish, Steak, Wimmins(when Sandy ain't looking...), Makers or John Daniels, Clemzin, Hot Rods. who wooda thot retirement wood be so stressful?


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Posted: Jun 18, 2018 9:12 PM
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It's cool you referenced Black River, that is where I'm from. Does the phone trick work on all fish? The story I heard was it shocked fish with skin, but not with scales.


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:17 PM
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And in a cultural divide, we call them crap-e....In Oklahoma they are called crop-e...

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I grew up in TN and called the crop e too.


Posted: Jun 19, 2018 8:53 PM
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Having lived in SC for three and a half decades I sometimes pronounce the name Crappie like it's spelled. I feel stupid because Bill Dance says it like the rest of us Tennesseans.

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