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January 26, 2010

Retro Caption Contest: The Trophy Dolphin

By Joe Cermele

Sorry to riff off the Fly Talk blog, but I came across this photo and it was too good to pass up. If I'm not mistaken, it originally ran in a 1912 issue of Field & Stream. And yes, that's a big old porpoise (a.k.a. "Flipper" if you want to make it cute), hanging on a Naples, Florida, dock like a marlin or tuna. Oh my, how things have changed.

So let's have some fun. Whoever writes the best caption wins a Sebile Crankmaster and Flatt Shad...two very fine lures good for bass, walleye, even redfish if that's what you're into. I'll announce the winner at the end of my blog post on Thursday, February 4th. Have at it. -- Joe Cermele

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Fred's dolphin was no peanut, that's for sure.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"...And similar to many breeds of dogs once one of these guys latches on it's near impossible to get em loose."

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The dang thing just jumped up and swallowed my wahoo.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

That'll teach ya to spray water at me. I don't care if it was a show.

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"it seemed like a good Idea at the time but now..... what am I going to tell my wife!"

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from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sea World is no longer so aggressive in their species acquisition tactics.

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from jimcasey wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Well, Mr Gore, I dont suggest you send this particular "fish" to the taxidermist. What? oh. I dont think the Peta folks would want it for the charity auction.

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from huntnow wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

they say these things squeak, i don't hear a thing.

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from jimcasey wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This man found his life's porpoise....

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from cTXn wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Good boy! Now do a flip off the hook and splash the kids a little then I'll give you another treat.

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from WVOtter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The tuna companies soon learned hiring bounty hunters was the most effective way to regain access to their fishing grounds.

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from rynodaug wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

What? I know it's not a shark. I caught this on porpoise.

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from Bryan01 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Anyone else want to make fun of my hat?

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

They said if I hold on to his fin, he'll drag me through the water. This thing's broke.

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from Del Gue wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Captain offered me a beer. I said "sure,flip 'er over here" next thing you know this critter nearly jumped in the boat.Put up heck of a fight.

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from minigunner111 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

LLOYD WHAT DID YOU DO!?!

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from cwhitehead wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Naples Man Lands Huge Fish, Now Asking The Question,
"Witch Part Do You Eat"

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"No, no, its a shark, it was in the cooler funny thats why his tail is crooked"

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"How much does it cost to mount a whale!? Anybody know?"
quote from Jeff Foxworthy

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

If I wear my spats, this bowtie, and this funny hat nobody will think it was me who actually kept this, ah... fish.

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

HOLY EVOLUTION, Martha! This fish has a blowhole!

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from KansasHunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

She didn't want to swim with me, so I showed her how we do things!

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Perfect. Simply perfect example of Stupidity. For doing that and re-publishing the photo. Many in outlying areas took "Deliverance"as a tutorial or "What we're obligated to do!" This photo will certainly inspire mentally-ill near-humans to do the same. Until you have lived there, you can't possibly know what I'm talking about. Of course, the only way they they can eat is to be professional criminals. Some are big and fat. These are the sheriff's kinfolk. They can do anything they want. Anything. And there are a kajillion Crackers in Florida.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This Dolphin Certified Tuna-Safe

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Although not too popular with the gang at the fishing pier...Joe was proud of his catch nonetheless.

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from GladeRaid wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Reggie was not going to deviate from his list of life-goal species no matter how much jail time was involved.

PS..blackdawgz, take a valieum, THE PHOTO IS FROM 1912!!!

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from mcbaseball wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Dolphin" chicken of the sea!

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Really, blackdawgz, lighten up."

- A Big Fat Cracker in Alabama

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from liver5660 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

well, at least i thought it was a shark.

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from riverdemon10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

When the phyciatrist told Bill to go out and find a purpose in life to stay calm I really dont think he meant porpoise. Oh well....

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks alot Uncle Jim, now PETA is gonna be on our butts for killing Flipper. Way to go

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

How many of these fit into a can of tuna anyway?

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Daggone it ...my PETA reference has nothing whatsoever to do with blackdawgs post...it is a joke honest I say again a joke...Figured I might want to make a dsclaimer the way things have been going lately...Hey maybe my disclaimer will win...Ya think I got a chance lol

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from TJ wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Is it fish or chicken? or Man those sea shephards are going to be pissed.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I totally agree things have changed JC. Who the heck wears white shoes anymore. Geesh!

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from Coyote wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

That'l teach him vote Demmycrat

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from YooperRyan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

accidentally on porpoise

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from IowaGuy wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sea World: Going Out of Business Sale!

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Iowaguy just nailed it. LMAO!

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Flipper Flopped

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from Sharkfin wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Back in my day we used to catch dolphins as big as porpoises!!"

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"If i make a man purse out of it will it go with my shoes"?

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

by the way, who won the last contest?

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from kyle wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Shhhhh...... don't tell anyone, "I caught this here fish at Sea World".

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from MLH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Chuck "Whiteshoes" Connors, Sr. and Flipper practicing the famous tailwalk that became a hallmark in the porpoise's namesake 1963 movie and subsequent television series.

Connors's grandson, better known for his television role as "The Rifleman," played a starring role in the movie. Flipper is also the inspiration for the Miami Dolphins and is still profiled as the team mascot.

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I just caught this dolphin, I meen shark right over yonder. Sorry, a little slip of thr tongue!

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from ccondid1 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

when he hit i almost peeeta'd my pants

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from squirrelgirl wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Turns out dolphins aren't as smart as dogs after all

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

In fact, this photo lacks nothing for being entirely sickening. It stirs memories of photos from Nazi concentration camps. My old college roommate's father spent two years in one of those. He got down to 75 lbs. He religiously ate a bowl of ice cream every night after he got back. It gets worse, but that's all I'm gonna say...

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Blackdawgz...Everyone is entitled to their opinion however..I think it is a crock of garbage to even think of comparing a fish caught, when it was legal to do so, with the plight of millions of innocent HUMAN's which suffered horrible miseries, pain and death...I bet your friend would not appreciate how you have cheapened his pain and suffering and that of the rest of the Jewish heritage,,,,No I am not jewish just find this garbage people will not always agree with each other but such an anology is well...garbage

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Blackdawgz - all that for a dolphin? A single fish? Seriously?

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from WAH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Yes sir, baby sea otters really are the hot bait this time of year.

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from WAH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

hengst and dukkillr- dolphins are mammals, not fish.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

OH NO he caught FLIPPER

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes indeedy feed the needy

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

WAH i know kind of like saying antelope or pronghorn

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Ladies and Gentleman , Boy and girls of all ages .. Step right up and see the worlds one and only Skippy do his amazing suspension act.....

He will thrill and amaze you with his antics and acrobatics.

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from plato wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hengst- not really. dolphin is to fish as antelope is to iguana.

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from Coyote wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

He's so smooth. So smooth.... so smoooth...

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from backlash wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sadly, Hank's elation over his catch in the shark tournament would end similarly to his entry of the black and white spotted deer in the Wisconsin heaviest deer contest.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

To make matters worse, film of the fight revealed several good back flips, a waive of the flipper and a jump through a hoop.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I sure got him back didn't I, he picked all of the anchovies off the pizza!

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from RichardF wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This was the start of the 2007 Miami Dolphin's season. At least they got the 1st round draft pick...

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

They call him Flipper Fli..I mean Dinner Dinner

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

tastes like chicken..of the sea..

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

A young Bob Hope doing a guest spot on "Flipper"

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The scary part of the picture isn't the killing of an innocent dolphin, it is those shoes and hat.. Did fishermen really wear stuff like that???

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Bill Clinton saw that picture and said, "why couldn't i get that kind of lip service from monica?"

blackdawgz, you have issues, man!

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Gary, i hear suirrelgirl wears shoes just like that when she goes fishing.

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from Douglas wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Just hang on! I will put you back as soon as the picture gets taken"

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from digger19 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dolphin...The Other White Meat.

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from Roforde wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dick, I didn't know you fished? Dick: What are you talking about? I'm just admiring this weird looking tuna.

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Sure glad I had me BIG dip net by my side today!

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

You mean to tell me the tournament was yesterday!

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I've have my share of dealing with blowholes, but this one takes the cake.

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

You think I freaked out, my wife Flippers. haha fail.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The best way to serve dolphin is ground into burgers. Cooking is very easy as the burgers "flip" themselves.

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from brunsonshane wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

i told you a thousand times i wanted salmon

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from brunsonshane wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

you should have saw what they did to shamoo

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from troutrageous1 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Oops...sorry...when you said Dolphin you really wanted Mahi-Mahi?

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from TypeCast395 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Gone are the days of "Tuna Safe" dolphin.

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from cmbigelow wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Tuna?

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

backlash and buckhunter have the best ones so far IMHO- let's have regular caption contests on the F&S home page, not just the Fly Fishing page- these are a lot of fun!!
More, more, more!!!!

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Luckily for fishermen and gamefish alike many laws have been changed since the days old...Formal attire and goofy hats are no longer required fishing tackle."

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Luckily for fishermen and gamefish alike many laws have been changed since the days old...Formal attire and goofy hats are no longer required fishing tackle."

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from elmobeatie wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I was hoping blackdawgz were biting.

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

it was backlashes second caption about the Wisconsin deer contest that I'm voting for....

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Yes, that's him detective. I knew I should've gotten the boy a Collie!"

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from tcdowns wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

That was the last time Bill was allowed to sit in the front row at Sea World.

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from bitemyfly wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Ones porpoise in life is fishing

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yup, got this guy right after he saved me from drowning and righted my capsized boat.

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yeah he was hard to reel in but what was really tricky was getting him back through the hoop, then getting him out of the pool..i mean water

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

People! Dolphins are mammals not fish. That would be like calling a pronghorn a lizard. Just to clear things up.

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from robert.graham wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Finally some tuna like it used taste!

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Not wanting the newly elected President Woodrow Wilson to feel bad about breaking his line on a big shark that day, his staff quickly put together this "Grip and Grin" photo op.

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from BrookieBuster101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

What do ya know, Grampa really did catch a 350 lb dolphin on that charter

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from mr phil wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I tried every lure I had and would you believe he hit on the Beach Ball ? Go figure !

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from sco4398 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

CBS announced today that the long running, hugely popular series Flipper has been canceled. No explanation was given.

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from GaFisherman wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Pappy said he used to catch some big dolphin...I didn't know THIS was what he meant!

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Next up on my bucket list...Lassie!

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Soon after this photo was taken, Fred was found wandering the dock in a dazed state with both of those those white shoes stuffed in his mouth. Billy Jack had arrived...

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from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

When I heard they taste like manatee I had to find out for myself if they could really be that good!

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The dolphins got their revenge in 1933 during the first annual Dolphin Noodlin'-O-Rama.

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from square_peg wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Hmmmm. Must be a Patriots fan.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Jacque Cousteau was leading a team of scientists to research mammals on one of his trips near Naples,Florida, when they captured an unusual porpoise. Its peculiarity was that it had feet. After they had photographed and measured the poor thing, they prepared to set it free.

"Wait a minute," said one of the scientists, "Wouldn't it be an act of kindness if our ship's doctor were to amputate the feet so that it would be like other porpoises?"

"No way," expressed the doctor,
"That would be defeeting the porpoise!"

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from Benny wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The January issue of Field and Stream JAPAN now on news stands,,,,,,,,,

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Hmm. do they make that in Canned version?

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from BrookieBuster101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Revised:
What do ya know, Grampa really did catch a 350 lb dolphin on that charter. We should probably go get him from the asylum now.

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from DICKIE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

So that's NOT a Mahi Mahi?

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from bdarak wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Dolphin....the other other white meat

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from Fruguy101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The world's last dorkfish was caught today by Tad Dooley. In a stiking coincidence, a pod of dolphins were seen jumping out of the water all over the bay in what seemed like a grand celebration.

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from UltraliteMike wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I'm just very grateful and proud of myself. My kids are so sick of sauteed Bald Eagle.

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from Brutus3542 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"I guess dolphins are into lip piercings too...and here I thought that was just a human fad"

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from mudpuppy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Honest officer! It was self defense. Durn thing nearly swamped my kayak!

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from mudpuppy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Honest officer, it was self defense! Durn thing punched me right out of my float tube!

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from Big O wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I heard that new football team in Miami was looking for a mascot. Think they'll go for this ?

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from Rem700-06 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

My last trip to Seaworld. Ever.

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from carzyturkeykid wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

I was takin a leak over the side of the boat and this thnig came up and almost killed my little friend, and i wasn't gonna have none of that so i put a hot dog that i was gonna have for lunch on a hook and that fieaty little guy didn't waste any time, and here we are now.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

-50 ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Pappa Joe wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

My grampa was so old and feeble.....That by the time he reeled in this fish it had evolved into a Dolphin!

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

"darn. all I wanted was enough fish for a sandwich.."

oh well on being late..

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Due to some network difficulties...LASIE caught her first big break.

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from jmshackelfo@aol.com wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

turns out that it really is no big deal.

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from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sea World is no longer so aggressive in their species acquisition tactics.

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from GladeRaid wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Reggie was not going to deviate from his list of life-goal species no matter how much jail time was involved.

PS..blackdawgz, take a valieum, THE PHOTO IS FROM 1912!!!

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Blackdawgz...Everyone is entitled to their opinion however..I think it is a crock of garbage to even think of comparing a fish caught, when it was legal to do so, with the plight of millions of innocent HUMAN's which suffered horrible miseries, pain and death...I bet your friend would not appreciate how you have cheapened his pain and suffering and that of the rest of the Jewish heritage,,,,No I am not jewish just find this garbage people will not always agree with each other but such an anology is well...garbage

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from jimcasey wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This man found his life's porpoise....

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from IowaGuy wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sea World: Going Out of Business Sale!

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Bill Clinton saw that picture and said, "why couldn't i get that kind of lip service from monica?"

blackdawgz, you have issues, man!

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from mr phil wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I tried every lure I had and would you believe he hit on the Beach Ball ? Go figure !

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from rynodaug wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

What? I know it's not a shark. I caught this on porpoise.

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

They said if I hold on to his fin, he'll drag me through the water. This thing's broke.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Really, blackdawgz, lighten up."

- A Big Fat Cracker in Alabama

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from ccondid1 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

when he hit i almost peeeta'd my pants

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from tcdowns wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

That was the last time Bill was allowed to sit in the front row at Sea World.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yup, got this guy right after he saved me from drowning and righted my capsized boat.

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from Bryan01 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Anyone else want to make fun of my hat?

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

HOLY EVOLUTION, Martha! This fish has a blowhole!

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from mcbaseball wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Dolphin" chicken of the sea!

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"If i make a man purse out of it will it go with my shoes"?

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from WAH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Yes sir, baby sea otters really are the hot bait this time of year.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

To make matters worse, film of the fight revealed several good back flips, a waive of the flipper and a jump through a hoop.

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from RichardF wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This was the start of the 2007 Miami Dolphin's season. At least they got the 1st round draft pick...

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from seneca_slabs wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Sure glad I had me BIG dip net by my side today!

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Luckily for fishermen and gamefish alike many laws have been changed since the days old...Formal attire and goofy hats are no longer required fishing tackle."

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Next up on my bucket list...Lassie!

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from Benny wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The January issue of Field and Stream JAPAN now on news stands,,,,,,,,,

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The dang thing just jumped up and swallowed my wahoo.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

That'll teach ya to spray water at me. I don't care if it was a show.

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from jimcasey wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Well, Mr Gore, I dont suggest you send this particular "fish" to the taxidermist. What? oh. I dont think the Peta folks would want it for the charity auction.

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from WVOtter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The tuna companies soon learned hiring bounty hunters was the most effective way to regain access to their fishing grounds.

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from Del Gue wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The Captain offered me a beer. I said "sure,flip 'er over here" next thing you know this critter nearly jumped in the boat.Put up heck of a fight.

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from cwhitehead wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Naples Man Lands Huge Fish, Now Asking The Question,
"Witch Part Do You Eat"

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"No, no, its a shark, it was in the cooler funny thats why his tail is crooked"

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from KansasHunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

She didn't want to swim with me, so I showed her how we do things!

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

This Dolphin Certified Tuna-Safe

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from liver5660 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

well, at least i thought it was a shark.

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from riverdemon10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

When the phyciatrist told Bill to go out and find a purpose in life to stay calm I really dont think he meant porpoise. Oh well....

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Daggone it ...my PETA reference has nothing whatsoever to do with blackdawgs post...it is a joke honest I say again a joke...Figured I might want to make a dsclaimer the way things have been going lately...Hey maybe my disclaimer will win...Ya think I got a chance lol

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I totally agree things have changed JC. Who the heck wears white shoes anymore. Geesh!

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from YooperRyan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

accidentally on porpoise

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from fisherman14 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I just caught this dolphin, I meen shark right over yonder. Sorry, a little slip of thr tongue!

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from squirrelgirl wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Turns out dolphins aren't as smart as dogs after all

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from WAH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

hengst and dukkillr- dolphins are mammals, not fish.

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from backlash wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Sadly, Hank's elation over his catch in the shark tournament would end similarly to his entry of the black and white spotted deer in the Wisconsin heaviest deer contest.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I sure got him back didn't I, he picked all of the anchovies off the pizza!

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from vtbluegrass wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The best way to serve dolphin is ground into burgers. Cooking is very easy as the burgers "flip" themselves.

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from troutrageous1 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Oops...sorry...when you said Dolphin you really wanted Mahi-Mahi?

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

backlash and buckhunter have the best ones so far IMHO- let's have regular caption contests on the F&S home page, not just the Fly Fishing page- these are a lot of fun!!
More, more, more!!!!

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from elmobeatie wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I was hoping blackdawgz were biting.

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

it was backlashes second caption about the Wisconsin deer contest that I'm voting for....

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Yes, that's him detective. I knew I should've gotten the boy a Collie!"

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from sco4398 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

CBS announced today that the long running, hugely popular series Flipper has been canceled. No explanation was given.

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from GaFisherman wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Pappy said he used to catch some big dolphin...I didn't know THIS was what he meant!

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Soon after this photo was taken, Fred was found wandering the dock in a dazed state with both of those those white shoes stuffed in his mouth. Billy Jack had arrived...

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from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

When I heard they taste like manatee I had to find out for myself if they could really be that good!

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Jacque Cousteau was leading a team of scientists to research mammals on one of his trips near Naples,Florida, when they captured an unusual porpoise. Its peculiarity was that it had feet. After they had photographed and measured the poor thing, they prepared to set it free.

"Wait a minute," said one of the scientists, "Wouldn't it be an act of kindness if our ship's doctor were to amputate the feet so that it would be like other porpoises?"

"No way," expressed the doctor,
"That would be defeeting the porpoise!"

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from BrookieBuster101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Revised:
What do ya know, Grampa really did catch a 350 lb dolphin on that charter. We should probably go get him from the asylum now.

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from mudpuppy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Honest officer, it was self defense! Durn thing punched me right out of my float tube!

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Fred's dolphin was no peanut, that's for sure.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"...And similar to many breeds of dogs once one of these guys latches on it's near impossible to get em loose."

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"it seemed like a good Idea at the time but now..... what am I going to tell my wife!"

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from huntnow wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

they say these things squeak, i don't hear a thing.

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from cTXn wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Good boy! Now do a flip off the hook and splash the kids a little then I'll give you another treat.

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from minigunner111 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

LLOYD WHAT DID YOU DO!?!

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"How much does it cost to mount a whale!? Anybody know?"
quote from Jeff Foxworthy

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from chongo70 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

If I wear my spats, this bowtie, and this funny hat nobody will think it was me who actually kept this, ah... fish.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Although not too popular with the gang at the fishing pier...Joe was proud of his catch nonetheless.

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Thanks alot Uncle Jim, now PETA is gonna be on our butts for killing Flipper. Way to go

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

How many of these fit into a can of tuna anyway?

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from TJ wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Is it fish or chicken? or Man those sea shephards are going to be pissed.

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from Coyote wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

That'l teach him vote Demmycrat

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Iowaguy just nailed it. LMAO!

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Flipper Flopped

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from Sharkfin wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Back in my day we used to catch dolphins as big as porpoises!!"

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

by the way, who won the last contest?

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from kyle wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Shhhhh...... don't tell anyone, "I caught this here fish at Sea World".

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from MLH wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Chuck "Whiteshoes" Connors, Sr. and Flipper practicing the famous tailwalk that became a hallmark in the porpoise's namesake 1963 movie and subsequent television series.

Connors's grandson, better known for his television role as "The Rifleman," played a starring role in the movie. Flipper is also the inspiration for the Miami Dolphins and is still profiled as the team mascot.

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Blackdawgz - all that for a dolphin? A single fish? Seriously?

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

OH NO he caught FLIPPER

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes indeedy feed the needy

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from hengst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

WAH i know kind of like saying antelope or pronghorn

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Ladies and Gentleman , Boy and girls of all ages .. Step right up and see the worlds one and only Skippy do his amazing suspension act.....

He will thrill and amaze you with his antics and acrobatics.

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from Coyote wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

He's so smooth. So smooth.... so smoooth...

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

They call him Flipper Fli..I mean Dinner Dinner

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

tastes like chicken..of the sea..

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

A young Bob Hope doing a guest spot on "Flipper"

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from garyfisherman wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The scary part of the picture isn't the killing of an innocent dolphin, it is those shoes and hat.. Did fishermen really wear stuff like that???

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from jamesti wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Gary, i hear suirrelgirl wears shoes just like that when she goes fishing.

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from Douglas wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

"Just hang on! I will put you back as soon as the picture gets taken"

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from digger19 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dolphin...The Other White Meat.

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from Roforde wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Dick, I didn't know you fished? Dick: What are you talking about? I'm just admiring this weird looking tuna.

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

You mean to tell me the tournament was yesterday!

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I've have my share of dealing with blowholes, but this one takes the cake.

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from XpungE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

You think I freaked out, my wife Flippers. haha fail.

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from brunsonshane wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

i told you a thousand times i wanted salmon

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from brunsonshane wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

you should have saw what they did to shamoo

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from TypeCast395 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Gone are the days of "Tuna Safe" dolphin.

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from cmbigelow wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Tuna?

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from QDMGuy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"Luckily for fishermen and gamefish alike many laws have been changed since the days old...Formal attire and goofy hats are no longer required fishing tackle."

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from bitemyfly wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Ones porpoise in life is fishing

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from Sportsman21 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Yeah he was hard to reel in but what was really tricky was getting him back through the hoop, then getting him out of the pool..i mean water

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

People! Dolphins are mammals not fish. That would be like calling a pronghorn a lizard. Just to clear things up.

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from robert.graham wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Finally some tuna like it used taste!

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Not wanting the newly elected President Woodrow Wilson to feel bad about breaking his line on a big shark that day, his staff quickly put together this "Grip and Grin" photo op.

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from BrookieBuster101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

What do ya know, Grampa really did catch a 350 lb dolphin on that charter

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from stick500 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The dolphins got their revenge in 1933 during the first annual Dolphin Noodlin'-O-Rama.

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from square_peg wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Hmmmm. Must be a Patriots fan.

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Hmm. do they make that in Canned version?

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from DICKIE wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

So that's NOT a Mahi Mahi?

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from bdarak wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Dolphin....the other other white meat

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from Fruguy101 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The world's last dorkfish was caught today by Tad Dooley. In a stiking coincidence, a pod of dolphins were seen jumping out of the water all over the bay in what seemed like a grand celebration.

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from UltraliteMike wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I'm just very grateful and proud of myself. My kids are so sick of sauteed Bald Eagle.

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from Brutus3542 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

"I guess dolphins are into lip piercings too...and here I thought that was just a human fad"

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from mudpuppy wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Honest officer! It was self defense. Durn thing nearly swamped my kayak!

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from Big O wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

I heard that new football team in Miami was looking for a mascot. Think they'll go for this ?

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from Rem700-06 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

My last trip to Seaworld. Ever.

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from Pappa Joe wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

My grampa was so old and feeble.....That by the time he reeled in this fish it had evolved into a Dolphin!

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from plato wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Hengst- not really. dolphin is to fish as antelope is to iguana.

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from carzyturkeykid wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

I was takin a leak over the side of the boat and this thnig came up and almost killed my little friend, and i wasn't gonna have none of that so i put a hot dog that i was gonna have for lunch on a hook and that fieaty little guy didn't waste any time, and here we are now.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

-50 ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

"darn. all I wanted was enough fish for a sandwich.."

oh well on being late..

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from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Due to some network difficulties...LASIE caught her first big break.

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from jmshackelfo@aol.com wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

turns out that it really is no big deal.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

In fact, this photo lacks nothing for being entirely sickening. It stirs memories of photos from Nazi concentration camps. My old college roommate's father spent two years in one of those. He got down to 75 lbs. He religiously ate a bowl of ice cream every night after he got back. It gets worse, but that's all I'm gonna say...

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Perfect. Simply perfect example of Stupidity. For doing that and re-publishing the photo. Many in outlying areas took "Deliverance"as a tutorial or "What we're obligated to do!" This photo will certainly inspire mentally-ill near-humans to do the same. Until you have lived there, you can't possibly know what I'm talking about. Of course, the only way they they can eat is to be professional criminals. Some are big and fat. These are the sheriff's kinfolk. They can do anything they want. Anything. And there are a kajillion Crackers in Florida.

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