Gator hunt

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  1. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    565D61E7-8228-4EB8-A4DF-D884B8A1BF47.jpeg 565D61E7-8228-4EB8-A4DF-D884B8A1BF47.jpeg 88D1793F-5B08-4B44-AD2E-4DF53E7A4BDF.jpeg D88314AC-4871-4DD4-85BA-D6EAFD188A53.jpeg EF9DC386-AF8D-4A60-A86C-CE46CE0F2DE3.jpeg 565D61E7-8228-4EB8-A4DF-D884B8A1BF47.jpeg 565D61E7-8228-4EB8-A4DF-D884B8A1BF47.jpeg 88D1793F-5B08-4B44-AD2E-4DF53E7A4BDF.jpeg D88314AC-4871-4DD4-85BA-D6EAFD188A53.jpeg EF9DC386-AF8D-4A60-A86C-CE46CE0F2DE3.jpeg 565D61E7-8228-4EB8-A4DF-D884B8A1BF47.jpeg Got off the boat late Wednesday afternoon, went to Houma La, had a class Thursday, then went on to Abita Springs and met up with the guys I was going gator hunting with Friday. About 10:30 my partner from North Alabam cane rolling in, wecaught a quick nap got up and headed out, hooked up the boat and found out this guy has 7k acres of marsh leased on Lake Ponchatrain. I put Zach up first, got to the first bait, the bait was gone but the hook was up, no gator. Pulled up to the second one, line was down, told Z to get on it. He grabbed a hold of that line and that gator was pissed, it looked like something you’d see on Swamp People. He was fighting that gator, it’d come up thrash around throw water every where, finally got it up to the boat after prolly 10-15 mins of fighting with it, double tap to the head with a .22mag and game over.
    That put me up next, pulled up on the next bait, everything is still there, run to the next bait, we pull up in this little slough, a gator slides off the bank in to the water, pops up and I shoot him as he’s swimming away, he dives, pops right back up, I shoot him again. He goes to rolling so we are thinking he goes down and we all think he’s dead. Break out the big snatch hook, start trying to snag him. On about my 10th time I feel him when the hook touched him. I reared back on it got the hook set and he came alive. I fought him all over the place. Finally got him up to the boat turns out I had hooked him a still very alive gator in the back foot. Finally got him wore out, got him boatside. Double tap to the head and it’s over and tat wrapped up our gator huntin.
    It was an experience I’ll never forget.
    My gator was skinny and 7’11”. Zach’s was fatter and 8’.
    Met some new folks and had a great time.
     
  2. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    For some reason it’s not letting me post the pics right.
    Anyway Teal opens at daylight here in Al and Dive opens as well so we are back at his house anxiously awaiting daylight
     
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  3. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 10 pointer

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    Choot 'em !! Sounds like a great time ! Good luck on the teal.
     
  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    That’s awesome Cap! I’ve checked out several gator hunts and hog hunts in Florida but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. One of these days...
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. mac0492

    mac0492 6 pointer

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    That sounds like a blast! Great job and thanks for sharing
     
  6. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

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  7. bearleft

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    Capt, that's on my to do list. What are you able to keep as far as head hide and meat?
    Do they charge per foot?
     
  8. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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  9. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 8 pointer

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    That looks and sounds awesome. Congrats.
     
  10. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    That mm looks like quite the hunt. I'm sure you will always remember it
     
  11. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    How much meat did you keep and have you fried some up yet?
     
  12. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    We just swapped out deer hunting for gator hunting. All we had to buy was our tags, they were $150 each. We brought everything home. And skinned them out this morning.
     
  13. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    After skimming them out we got close to 100lbs of meat
     
  14. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Good to hear it went well and you got to mark something off your bucket list. Looking forward to more pictures. I bet it was a heck of a larger fight than those little bass down in Christian county.

    Edit..I see more pictures are showing up now.
     
  15. 1wildcatfan

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    very cool experience. congrats.
     

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