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RaedwulfFisher

Hooked a big snapping turtle O_O

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Wanted to share this because I had a bit of a nervous moment when I was recording a snapping turtle and..when I leaned over to take a video I carelessly let my bait fall on its head..it then grabbed the bait and I had it hooked in the mouth. For the next couple minutes I was sitting there with a thrashing turtle..I didn't have my pliers on me (go figure).. well...turns out snapping turtles are strong AF. It bent the 5/0 swimbait hook back enough and freed itself. It seemed just fine after and swam off fine

There's a video on my twitter;

 

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Careful what you post on the internet.  FYI snappers are currently listed as special concern with the ministry.  You may not have, but in the video the dangling of your bait looks deliberate.  

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I snagged one of those a few weeks back by accident. What a mess to get it on it's way. Almost lost a few fingers. Things are vicious. 

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