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Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Mountain Man » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:34 am

Do any of you noodle (catch catfish with your hand)?

I've known about noodling for years and it seems to be more of a southern thing. I was flipping channels last night and on Animal Planet there was a show called Hillbilly Handfishing. I watched for a while and it's supposed to be a reality show where people from big cities go to some location and an experienced noodler teaches them how to noodle. I'm not sure where it took place but to me it looked like Oklahoma or Texas or somewhere like that. They got some channel cats.

I don't think I would ever noodle but I was just curious if anyone on here has done it.


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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby THA4 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:46 am

never done it, but it seems interesting..... Not sure I'm man enough to be out there sticking my arm in their mouths....
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Carol » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:02 am

No but I want to try it. Looks fun :D
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Uncle Lou » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:38 pm

anyone who catches skunks and babysits roosters, I wouldnt think would have a problem with wading in the water and sticking their hand in a stump hoping to grab some 20+ pound catfish with their hands.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Swampthing » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:24 pm

I'm watching that show right now. It.s pretty crazy.

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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Mike.E » Thu May 17, 2012 8:06 am

I always wanted to go, but dont feel its worth potentially losing a finger to a snapping turtle!

I know people around my place on the Wolf River that used to pull a big cat out of the same hole every year, but lost track talking to them.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Pullintoobs » Thu May 17, 2012 8:20 am

I would like to go, but only as a spectator! N0 way I am sticking a hand in there.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Badger » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:09 am

I did in Alabama years ago.We got a few.Defiantly tears your hand up.You could defiantly noodle in Wisconsin you just need to find a place with a good flathead population.I fish for big flatheads every year there out there.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby whitetail007 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:53 am

something about sticking your hand in a hole where a snapper or muskrat might be sitting does not sound like fun to me.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby backstraps » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:06 am

the guys I have talked to that does it, said it is a pure rush! Im like most...my hands isnt going in a hole and "hope" for a surprise! :)
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby 365buckin » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:14 am

Those guys on hillbilly handfishing are top notch, bad to the bone dudes. They have won the Paul's Valley Okie Noodling tournament like 5 times. I lived in Oklahoma for a while and went to one of the weigh ins at Bobs Pig Shop. The boys from the Hillbilly Handfishing Show took first place in big fish and big stringer. Big Fish was 70 pounds and Big string was 170 pounds. Maximum number of fish for a stringer is 3. Thats two 50 pounders and one 70 pounder. I was amazed!!! They do their noodling on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby oldrank » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:41 am

I enjoy having all my fingers but it does look like fun
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby Bowhunting Brian » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:45 am

I'm too much of a sissy. I'll let the pros do it.
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby jwzimmer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:20 am

Pullintoobs wrote:I would like to go, but only as a spectator! N0 way I am sticking a hand in there.


That's exactly how I got started. Hand grabbing is one of the biggest adrenaline rushes to be had on/in the water in my opinion. I wear a kevlar glove and stick check holes before I put my hand in there, but there is still some risk. The biggest fish that ever got a hold of me was on the Tennessee Tombigbee water way in northeastern Mississippi. I stuck my size 12 shoe in a culvert that was being used as bridge pilings and the first time I felt the fish he bit down on above my ankle. Needless to say I got the out of that hole! It was worth getting harassed by the guys on the boat. I don't make a habit of starting fights I cant win... :shock:
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Re: Does anyone on the Beast noodle?

Postby matt1336 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:39 am

I'd like to try it. But what if there was a big snapping turtle in one of those holes? A big one might take a finger off- not to mention the bacteria you'd need to deal with.

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