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ScottyG
05-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Here is the story you tell me your opinions.

Your out fishing with a buddy (from the bank) and you throw out a catfish line and walk away to do so casting in another hole not far away. While you are over there your rod nearly goes into the water because what later is found out to be a 22lb carp hit it and ran. Your buddy brings the fish in and lands it. Who would you give credit to for catching the fish.

I had a fishing buddy tell me it was his because he baited, threw the line out and owned the rod. Others have said that the person who spent 20 mins landing it (me) should take credit for it.

Barnacle Bill
05-25-2011, 02:11 PM
In my opinion the fish wasn't caught until someone reeled it in. So they are the one that caught the fish.

REDBOAT
05-25-2011, 03:50 PM
If you had to help land the fish..both get credit... if not then who ever was holding the rod

Percidae_Papermouth
05-25-2011, 04:59 PM
Naw man you should never touch another mans rod... If he got up outta bed to take a leak would ya jump in the sack with his old lady? But then again he's not too bright to walk away from a baited catfish rig... So, congrats on the catch ScottyG and maybe you taught him a lesson... Sounds like if it wont for you he'd have went home one rod short.

fatslab
05-25-2011, 07:06 PM
Kinda like me tien a flounder rig,taking my buddy fishing attaching the rig to my rod,going to my spot.baiting the hook and trolling over a 10 pounder and my buddy winds it up,but its his fish just the way it is.Hey Perc depends on what she looks like.NAW I dint mean it

Roy
05-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Good catch for you!!! Tell your buddy to quit crying.

ScottyG
05-26-2011, 02:04 PM
He said to me later "I have caught a fish that big" and my response was "you still haven't". I felt bad after I said that because all 5 people at the spot in which we were fishing then started giving him a hard time. Jokingly of course.

ScottyG
05-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Naw man you should never touch another mans rod... If he got up outta bed to take a leak would ya jump in the sack with his old lady? But then again he's not too bright to walk away from a baited catfish rig... So, congrats on the catch ScottyG and maybe you taught him a lesson... Sounds like if it wont for you he'd have went home one rod short.

He threw out right next to my rod. The rod fell into my hand. I honestly think it was one of the first times he had ever been catfishing, because he was walking away from the thing the whole day. Never learned his lesson.

ekim22
06-05-2011, 08:21 AM
Pretty silly to say he "caught" the fish.

If you were hunting out of the same stand and he picked the location, picked the rifle, saw a deer walk into the field and then left the stand to go pee while you shot it would you say that he shot the deer?

If you were playing golf and he picked out the club, set the ball on the tee, and then walked away while you hit, would you say he hit the shot?

You physically reeled it in. You caught the fish.

49er
06-25-2011, 10:51 PM
Just think most of these people have the right to vote,LOL.

HeyCharlie
06-30-2011, 06:07 PM
I caught a fish with another lure in its mouth.. It is my fish and so is the other guys lure.. :)
Whomever reeled it in ...

Doodlum
06-30-2011, 08:03 PM
You caught the fish Hands Clapping. The "official" written rules are set by the IGFA. I recall the rule states once the fish is hooked and on line, only one person can touch the fishing rod or reel. Assistance can be used to gaff or net the fish. Don't think the state rules mention any reference to the above.
Charter boat example, the mate can bait and set out lures to begin fishing. Once the rod is placed in a rod holder it's the person that picks up the rod from the holder when the fish is hooked is the person who is considered the angler who catches the fish. So if the mate hands you the rod it's a infraction to the rule. Now would a good friend or capt. tell:rolleyes: