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Ohio Teen Catches 3-Foot 'River Monster' on Flooded Street
Daytona Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A video showing a teen catching a three-foot carp with his hands on a flooded street in northern Ohio is going viral Wednesday.

Cleveland TV station WKYC reports that 16-year-old Jake Sawyer caught a grass carp estimated to be 3 feet long and weighing 40 pounds.

"The neighbors they pointed out, they saw, like bubbles and stuff moving around over here,” Sawyer told WKYC. “Then eventually we saw the fish actually surface and we saw how big it was.”

Luke Sawyer shot the video while his brother grabbed the carp, also known as a white amur, with his bare hands and carried it to a nearby pond.

The North Royalton neighborhood had flooded after heavy rains on Monday.

"I was wearing Crocs. It was the first thing I saw so I just grabbed my Crocs and ran in the water," Jake told WKYC. "Hillbilly fishing."

Watch the full video below (we recommend you advance the video to about the 2:35 mark).


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fishstreet; ohio

1 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Seize the carp!


2 posted on 05/14/2014 6:28:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Seizethecarp

Name him, ping him...


3 posted on 05/14/2014 6:28:59 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: nickcarraway

Carp, die!


4 posted on 05/14/2014 6:29:07 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nickcarraway

As my high school motto said, “carpe diem”, seize the carp.

And this ain’t no fishy story my friend. It is actually part of Obama’s feed the poor program of delivering fresh fish right to their door.

Who says ObamaCARE doesn’t work?


5 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:40 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 05/14/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway


7 posted on 05/14/2014 6:37:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

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8 posted on 05/14/2014 6:41:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Carpe’ Carp?


9 posted on 05/14/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: JoeProBono
Be fun catching that sucker on a fly rod............
10 posted on 05/14/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: JoeProBono

GD! Look at the teeth on that thing!


11 posted on 05/14/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by crz
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To: kcvl

I used to free dive around boat docks, retrieving things folks dropped in the water or off of a bout. Many times in these East TN and Alabama lakes I would be bumped and nudged by huge carp who had grown used to being fed at the docks. One place in North Alabama fed them with a baby bottle, using crackers crumbled and the bottle filled with water and a nipple on the end. Those big ol’ carp would take things right out of your hand and come back for more. Had one on Smith Lake I named tip, for a piece of a fin missing. He got so common in my dives that I often wondered if I could have made a pet out of him. He was three or four feet long. Saw him on three successive years at that dock.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 6:49:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: JoeProBono

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat”

;’)


13 posted on 05/14/2014 6:51:26 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

LOL!!!


14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: kcvl

He’s gonna have carpal tunnel syndrome if he holds that big fish any longer.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:11:14 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: nickcarraway

The video of him catching the carp is great. Nothing beats reality.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 8:03:38 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: nickcarraway

that is crazy


17 posted on 05/14/2014 8:18:52 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JoeProBono

We call that a bait fish, in Texas..


18 posted on 05/14/2014 8:46:45 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: The Cajun

Carpe Carpum. Bare hands no doubt. Not on a fly, but no bait dunkers here! Satisfactory!


19 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:09 PM PDT by FlyFisher
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To: MHGinTN

Several years ago there was video of divers at the dam of Possuum Kingdom Lake, West of Mineral Wells and about 90 miles from Fort Worth TX. The dam is around 200’ high and they were diving near the base.

There were catfish there the size of Volkswagon Beetles, with mouths large enough to easily swallow a human.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 6:05:42 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex

Here in East TN we have TVA lakes old enough now to have such monster cats. I have no doubt that they ‘clean up’ drowned folks on occasion. They are rarely seen near swimming locations though. But now and then something dark and slow meandering is seen cruising past a swimmers’ beach. I’ve seen one or two big ones under docks. I always give them a wide berth because the bones in their side fins are pointy and can really stick you with a bad puncture wound that is very tough to heal and usually requires heavy doses of antibiotics ... speaking from experience.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 10:47:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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