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Have you ever gone "Dynamite Fishing?" How is that done?

Asked by JackAdams (6515points) September 1st, 2008

I have Arkansas kin who tell me about it all the time, but I don’t know if they are talking true, or not.

In the movie Doc Hollywood, some SC “Good Ol’ Boys” are shown doing it, and they (supposedly) toss a stick of TNT (with a waterproof fuse) attached to a rock, into a lake.

The TNT detonates, and stunned (undead) fish float to the surface for scooping up with a net, from the rowboat. (The TNT was obtained from construction sites by redneck employees, who have easy access to the stuff.)

So, is this just “Southern Legend,” or do rednecks actually fish like that, in some areas?

September 1, 2008, 6:44 PM EDT

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basp's avatar

it is illegal in most states. You end up killing many of the fish too.

JackAdams's avatar

Other than in Japan, aren’t fish usually killed, as part of the cooking process?

September 1, 2008, 6:48 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

Thanks for the link!

Had I believed the practice was real, I would have done that myself, and saved The Collective the bother of telling me what you just did.

Thanks again.

September 1, 2008, 6:56 PM EDT

syz's avatar

It’s still quite common in some parts of the world (for subsistence fishing, not just rednecks wanting to blow something up). It’s incredibly destructive to habitats and wasteful of life.

buster's avatar

Rednecks actually do this. They also get the old school phones that you crank and somehow put part of it in the water and crank it then it shocks the fish and they float.

syz's avatar

Rednecks do a lot of stupid things.

JackAdams's avatar

True, but if it weren’t for rednecks, Jeff Foxworthy would still be working for IBM.

September 1, 2008, 9:10 PM EDT

susanc's avatar

JackAdams strikes again with yet another piece of information disguised as a question.

aidje's avatar

Undead fish? Doesn’t sound like something I’d want to mess with. I’m guessing that once they’re undead, they can come right out the water and… ::shudder::

JackAdams's avatar

@susanc: Wrong again, but keep it up.

You need the practice.

September 1, 2008, 10:55 PM EDT

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