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horseshoer
05-15-2007, 08:19 PM
.......the dieing sport of broccolli fishin.



To successfully brangle, timing is of the essence. Wait till the broccolli are present in numbers. Do a little scouting, try determine if the big boys have arrived yet. When things look right approach quietly. I like to fish outta a boat, as the slight elevation it affords allows me to sight-cast to the larger ones.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/Brangling5-15-07001.jpg



Broccolli On!!! I like a crankbait for a good solid hook-up. I used a Shad Rap SR7 in a Natural Shad pattern today. Many times I had both trebles inbedded.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/Brangling5-15-07004.jpg



This was about the average size I managed today.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/Brangling5-15-07008.jpg



I only kept enuf for supper. Best to let them smaller ones grow a bit and go back at a later date. Some fine table fare.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/Brangling5-15-07014.jpg

BigD
05-15-2007, 08:28 PM
Haaaaaaaaa!! Very funny! LMBO!

Well, its good you let the little ones go...

D

labill
05-15-2007, 08:29 PM
Dang horseshoer, I wish you had told us about that broccolli fishin' sooner. Looks like you got a good mess o' broccolli just waitin' to be fried or baked. Nice catch!! :D

Cane Pole
05-15-2007, 08:31 PM
Good catch! Good technique too.

Cane Pole
05-15-2007, 08:33 PM
Is that Michael Jackson's missing glove?

Treefish
05-15-2007, 08:46 PM
Careful horseshoer we almost saw your turnips creep out of those Daisy Dukes!!!! :D

Matt Smith
05-15-2007, 08:47 PM
I know it's a bit early, but when those tomatoes start spawning, you can catch them by the bushel. I think you'lll find they fry up better, too.

Nice catch on the brocolli!

TapOut64
05-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Careful horseshoer we almost saw your turnips creep out of those Daisy Dukes!!!! :D

lol, perty darn funny, daisy dukes on a horseshoer. :D

I was just glancing at the thread and thought to myself that it sure seemed like a horseshoer thread which sure enough it was.

blankace
05-15-2007, 10:02 PM
Vg Lol

horseshoer
05-16-2007, 05:08 AM
Is that Michael Jackson's missing glove?

Yes. Mom found it in the laundry with my undies after I came back from a stay at Neverland as a child.

Tunica
05-16-2007, 05:24 AM
you made My day//////




Good One

FishnLine
05-16-2007, 07:24 AM
LMAO! Looks like you had a good time. lol

joejv4
05-16-2007, 11:31 AM
Good one horseshoer!!! ROTFLMAO!

The weather in NY is just turning springish, rototilled my favorite brangling spot last weekend. Hope get some nice broccoli this year, but have to watch out for those cold fronts!

horseshoer
05-16-2007, 04:21 PM
Good one horseshoer!!! ROTFLMAO!

The weather in NY is just turning springish, rototilled my favorite brangling spot last weekend. Hope get some nice broccoli this year, but have to watch out for those cold fronts!

Man I'd get it in. All the brassicca family (cabbage-brussel sprouts-broccolli-
cauliflower, etc...) will take the cold well. Mine went thru 2 nights of 28 degrees and a full day of snow and plenty of nights (and days) 32, 34, 36 degrees. I had straw around them but they had ice on em.:eek: :D

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/misc055.jpg


I even thought it was time to start over by the looks of it afterward, and gave the Last Rights & eulogized the garden.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/NoreasterServices001.jpg


It was a sad moment.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/NoreasterServices004.jpg


But by golly they slowly recovered and although I was skeert they'd be stunted, all is well in the Garden of Weedin.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/garden5-13002.jpg


http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/gardenFri5-11-07003.jpg

Good luck with yurs. Come over on the VA forum or PM me if ya get some pics or have some news about yurs!! I am on the main forum sporadicly at best, usually with some very On-Topic threads such as this one.:p

Buffy
05-16-2007, 04:42 PM
That is great! Easter weekend right? woke up singing I'm Dreaming of a White Easter. I love this place, you all make me smile.

labill
05-16-2007, 04:44 PM
Man, just look at all those veggies. Nice garden horseshoer! Where do you find the time to do all that??

horseshoer
05-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Steady work at it, especially early & late. Thanks Labill, I enjoy it needless to say. This is a 1st yr garden. Here it was Feb 2, 07, just after I borrowed the old railroad ties from CSX where they redid the tracks. I'll have to remember to take em back when I'm done.:eek: :)

Ken Kinser
05-16-2007, 08:10 PM
Well with the gas prices thats one way to get your fishing fix,good one

Darryl Morris
05-16-2007, 08:15 PM
Man, you just ain't right and I like it. Fun post!!!

GRIZZ
05-16-2007, 08:18 PM
OK - In purchasing vegetable fishing gear what would you recommend for pumpkin angling, and do you anchor or use a trolling motor? Trolling? Dirt wakes? depth finders? spinning or casting?

joejv4
05-17-2007, 12:16 PM
LOL!!! HAHAHAHohohoho!!!! man, those memorial service pictures were too much!!!!

Our cherry tree just got done blooming and the apple tree just started. It's been a strange spring.

I'm planting this weekend, should have a good brassica spawn by mid July (going to stock 'em). Late July for the tomatica spawn (stocking those too). I just got to thinking though, I ought to start looking for the asparagassica spawn now, it should start any time now, and gotta get 'em right away, cause the season closes on Independence Day.

horseshoer
05-17-2007, 01:07 PM
OK - In purchasing vegetable fishing gear what would you recommend for pumpkin angling, and do you anchor or use a trolling motor? Trolling? Dirt wakes? depth finders? spinning or casting?

When it comes to melons, pumpkins, & some squashes Grizz I like to wade the patch. The month of Oct can't be beat for puttin a few punkins in the pantry. The one thing to remember is punkins & melons are the groupers of the garden, don't go underequipped. A good stout tuna stick with atleast 100 lb braid is my choice. Mount a 3 way swivel to the tag end of your braid and
run 2 lengths of 200 lb test mono, 18" & 30". Attach a 6 oz surf sinker with sand spikes to the long one and a #7 Kahle wide-gap hook to the other.
Just wade the patch in a straight line from one end to the other. When you get to the end you should have the whole patch draggin behind ya. Cut the vines away from the punkins and take em home. Not the vines, the punkins.
Wearing a white sheet while fishin for em is a good idea too, they tend to not to spook as easily.
Hope this helps.


I put in such a big garden I am losing track of what & which varieties are planted where so I am getting some row markers ready to put out.

DukeTech
05-17-2007, 01:36 PM
Are those "melons" in that fourth row gonna be for sale??? Are you takin pre-orders?

GRIZZ
05-17-2007, 05:52 PM
I was gonna ask where you got that seed packet. I just the urge to go plow up the back yard. Do they sell redheads too?

joejv4
07-20-2007, 07:34 AM
Just started catching brassica here a couple weeks ago. Got a couple 2 pounders last week.

Wish I had the camera with me, but forgot and left it back at the house.

Been catching my limit of baseball bat sized zuchinicas for the last couple weeks too - been keeping the neighbors fed with those.

Rowdy
07-20-2007, 07:47 AM
Do that fence keep the Green fish chasers out so they dont throw those big waves?:rolleyes:

Rowdy

horseshoer
07-21-2007, 08:39 AM
Just started catching brassica here a couple weeks ago. Got a couple 2 pounders last week.

Wish I had the camera with me, but forgot and left it back at the house.

Been catching my limit of baseball bat sized zuchinicas for the last couple weeks too - been keeping the neighbors fed with those.


I didnt plant any zuchinicas or yellow summer squashacudas cuz a friend of mine plants plenty we trade off our garden stuff to each other. Bout a week ago I sliced & diced both zuchinni & yellow crookneck squash, string beans, cpl onions, fresh garlic & chives, cpl slices bacon, & cpl tomatoes put in the skillet and cooked on low covered till all was tender. I think next time some shrimp will go in it and put it over a bed of rice.

All my brassicas are out and have been for 3-4 wks. Getting loads of cukes & tomatoes right now.

Rowdy that fence works. Fortunately nobody has attempted to schedule their Tomatomasters event in my backyard yet. I myself have mixed emotions about flippin for my tomatoes. On the one hand anyone in my honey hole is a
violator, plain & simple. On the udder hand if ya want a mater so bad you will try steal one I think ya went about it the wrong way but something about your style I admire. Will probably give ya a few since I woulda anyway had ya asked. And a short speech about future forays & ending up 4 ft deep in my garden as yur final resting spot. I think 4 ft is about right, once it starts breakin down & gets bubbly and them tomato roots get near, a cadaver is an excellent source of nitrogen.
My ol' lady is flat crazy about them maters. She came to me 18 yrs ago fully versed in the use of firearms. Her Dad passed away 6 yrs ago and he was a cop all his life. She inherited his rather impressive arsonal and I believe she would walk out the back door and not stop shootin till the last drop of mater juice dripped outta the poor souls' body.:) You boys take care. I may post a spud-grappling report on here in the next few weeks.

horseshoer
07-21-2007, 08:50 AM
Put on some cauloflage clothing, hunt outta a blind using decoys.
Pa always said hold yur fire until you can see the whites of their heads.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/5-24003.jpg

NIMROD
07-21-2007, 10:30 AM
Are those "melons" in that fourth row gonna be for sale??? Are you takin pre-orders?
WHERE DOES ONE GET SEED FOR THOSE? BET THEY GET LOTS WATER AND FERTILIZER.

horseshoer
07-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Went out to the garden this evening knowing full well the location of a school of fat cabbages. I was flippin a 1/16th oz. plain head with a 1.5" pink curl tail and hooked up first throw! Man, gittin him to come up sure tested my 4 lb
hi-vis yellow Wally Marshall mono but finally I got him. It was like lifting a big flounder off a mud bottom! Little did I know that the fight was just beginning.
I was trying to keep a low profile as I entered the garden so as not to spook em, and flipped from a crouched position but soon as I got him to come up he started peeling off line and my drag was as taut as I dared torque it down so I immediately sat and put my shoulders into it lest he run into & get hung up in the fence or run me over a tomato cage and break off.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/album%202/7-1-08012.jpg

I started out back by that clump of chives and the sucker DRUG me across half the garden till I got him turned.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/album%202/7-1-08013.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/album%202/7-1-08014.jpg

Not bad for a quickie shore trip.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/horseshoer_2006/album%202/7-1-08015.jpg

They're bitin folks. If any of ya git over this way gimme a holler, I'd be glad to hook ya up.
I'd like to thank Lightning Rods, Wally Marshall line, Quantum Reels, Monks jigheads, and BPS twister tails.

Next I gotta git some of the onions outta there before they stunt my okra.

lhumphre
07-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Is that Michael Jackson's missing glove?

I think he got it from OJ if I am not mistaken!! It looks like it fits so you cant acquit!!

kymdfisher
07-01-2008, 10:09 PM
LMBO, That was some funny stuff. What time of season them pumpkins bitin'?

Ken Kinser
07-02-2008, 06:03 AM
Guess that Gas Prices really go you lmao

catman
07-02-2008, 06:38 AM
shoer you probably the best brangler around.

Cane Pole
07-02-2008, 07:36 AM
Good to see you brangling again. My brangling hole is contaminated. Rust and wilt. 2 year no grow now applied.

fished-out
07-02-2008, 08:34 AM
After it rains, good idea to fish the mudline. And if I was you, I'd build a higher fence to keep out poachers.

Ranger690
07-02-2008, 08:46 AM
Should we start a collection drive for the therapy of the poor lady who takes the pictures and has to see him naked? !!!!


She must need help.

Dayton

roybuoy
07-02-2008, 09:16 AM
You crack me up Shoer

Nightprowler
07-02-2008, 09:18 AM
Even Jimmy Houston and Ole' Dance can catch'em like those in a community with high gates. What's something like that cost ya per year??? huh? lol

STUMP HUNTER
07-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Just found this thread, man I laughed for five minutes :D
I have never fished for them vegie's, just wondering with them all schooled up if spider rigging will work :D

fished-out
07-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Naah, that's better when they're scattered. Best to jig 'em up.




Just found this thread, man I laughed for five minutes :D
I have never fished for them vegie's, just wondering with them all schooled up if spider rigging will work :D

Ranger690
07-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Jeff, not to take anything away from your ability to harvest vegetables from your garden, but a true crappie man can top that. Better look out your window!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p256/Ranger690/Fishdocgarden.jpg

Wiskers
07-03-2008, 02:31 PM
Yes. Mom found it in the laundry with my undies after I came back from a stay at Neverland as a child.

There's something very wrong about that! :eek: You ain't right! :D LMAO!!! This is a perfect example of what happens when you shake a baby!

horseshoer
07-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Jeff, not to take anything away from your ability to harvest vegetables from your garden, but a true crappie man can top that. Better look out your window!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p256/Ranger690/Fishdocgarden.jpg


Listen Range-bred,
You would have to go makin a competition about it-who kin catch the mostest & biggest ones wouldnt ya? That pic clearly shows that I am gracious enuf to invite friends over to fish it, and the quality of my fishery.
It also shows that fishdoc has been kneecapped.:eek::eek::p

hawkman
07-04-2008, 02:14 PM
Be sure to tune in next week for shoer's newest adventure, "Casting for Collards!"

jaxsprat
07-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Great thread, I sure want to see how good his deep water jigging really is when the Horse shoe'r tries to catch those horse radish roots :eek:

fishinRod
07-06-2008, 09:56 AM
got these pulling a seine in the back yard yesterday
going back today for more............there's a bunch of 'em

Shine Runner
07-07-2008, 05:12 PM
ROFLMAO!!!! Never a dull moment on here!

boatstall
07-07-2008, 05:32 PM
Hey Horseshoer, I thought you were a no-till guy. Doesn't that prop qualify as roto tilling? Looks like a "tiller" handle model to me. Better start using a push pole if you are gonna stay 100% no-till.

Thanks for all the laughs,
boatstall