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    Hillbilly Handfishing

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    Welcome to the wild sport of noodling! Watch thrill-thirsty city slickers head to Oklahoma to submerge themselves in murky waters to catch catfish with their bare hands and feet. It's a trip of a lifetime for fish-out-of-water, adventure-seeking city slickers who want nothing more than to surprise themselves -- and maybe gross themselves out -- by doing things they'd never thought they'd do. Led by Oklahoma hand-fishermen and self-proclaimed hillbillies Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson, city folk get a taste of the redneck lifestyle by going through the paces of noodling catfish with no fishing rods and no hooks. The only lures are fingers and toes -- which, by the way, can be just as attractive to the snakes, beavers, muskrats and snapping turtles that take over abandoned catfish holes as homes of their own. The experience might be uncomfortable, completely foreign and downright terrifying, but it promises to alter the lives and positively affect each newly crowned noodler long after the last morsel of deep-fried fish is gone.


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    I know people that do this up to the LT level at my agency.

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    Yea, I got talked into it when I was young and stupid. I don't think I'll be doing it again. You just don't stick your appendages in places you can't see in areas where 'gators, snapping turtles as big as a car tire, and water moccasins big as a radiator hose live. We have people that sink washing machine baskets and other containers to make a likely spot for a catfish.
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    First I ever heard of this was Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs

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    Snapping turtles would worry me the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Snapping turtles would worry me the most.

    There are two types of local animals that I despise more than anything. If you follow my twitter, you KNOW I hate large, injured, and pissed off vultures.

    The other, is snapping turtles. Didn't anyone tell those prehistoric assholes that they're turtles? They're supposed to be slow. Dicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    The other, is snapping turtles. Didn't anyone tell those prehistoric assholes that they're turtles? They're supposed to be slow. Dicks.
    Coke Zero shot out the nose is painful.

    Is there a story in there somewhere? Do tell, please! I got a mental pic of you with a turtle dangling off the end of a finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Coke Zero shot out the nose is painful.

    Is there a story in there somewhere? Do tell, please! I got a mental pic of you with a turtle dangling off the end of a finger.
    It does sound like there's a story in there, doesn't it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    There are two types of local animals that I despise more than anything. If you follow my twitter, you KNOW I hate large, injured, and pissed off vultures.

    The other, is snapping turtles. Didn't anyone tell those prehistoric assholes that they're turtles? They're supposed to be slow. Dicks.
    LOL! Can someone hit Pudge up with some Rep? I have to spread it around again before I can give him some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    It does sound like there's a story in there, doesn't it?

    Unfortunately for you guys, there are no stories involving pain or injury, but I have done my share of dances trying to stay behind those smartassed bastards as I try to kick them off of the road.

    Try to gently shuffle one or four turtles off of the road so they don't get run over and you do end up looking like you're doing dancing with the oldies while on crack for all of traffic to see. I'm surprised I haven't ended up on youtube.
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