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The Shotem' and Caughtem' Blog is the place to find the latest reviews and commentary on gear, destinations, conditions, events, and general knowledge to inform our readers and give our opinions to anyone listening.

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Contest rules and information:

We will be adding three new sections to the home page of the website in the near future.  They are Shotem of the Week, Caughtem of the Week, and Recipe of the week.  You must follow the rules listed below to have your photo be apart of the selection process for a weekly Winner, however, we reserve the right to use this space as we so choose and there might not be a new winner every week.  Winning members will be chosen by us, likes from members and will receive some free Shotem and Caughtem Merchandise for being featured in one of these three categories.  Winners will be rewarded swag so that they will no longer have to search the truck or boat for something to write on or with.  

Rules:

1.  Only members of the Shotem and Caughtem Website are considered for the Contest so make sure you are a member of the website.  You must be able to prove that it is your photo since it must be you in the photo to win.  No false bragging, those end up in the Mishaps Gallery!

2.  Must be a photo that pertains to one of the three categories. (Shotem, Caughtem, or a recipe from the Gear Section)

3.  In order for us to know if you would like to be included in the Contest we ask two things.  The photo must say "Shotem And Caughtem" somewhere.  You could type it into the photo on your computer,  use one of the logos off our site, write it on a piece of paper/on a piece of toilet paper and have it with you in the photo, or scratch it into the print, we will not discriminate, but it must be legible and easy to see.  The photos below are a great example.  

4.  We ask you to provide some details on what you have going on in the photo.  For example, the photo below is of me and my buddy and the pheasants we killed while we were out in Southwest Kansas.  We were hunting crop circles with a group of friends.  He was using a 20g benelli and I was using a 12g 870.   We had a blast!  You could also provide stats.  For example,  "5lb bass caught on Table Rock Lake near the bank with a watermelon lizard as bait.  It was 8am and about 60 degrees out."  The more info we have the better.  Provide your name, location, size, or what you used.  We will take as much info as you are willing to provide.  We might even e mail you to find out more if your photo is selected.

5.  Should your photo be selected, you will be notified by e mail and be asked to provide an mailing address where we can send your prize.  Your photo will be shared as our weekly winner across many different media platforms.  We will not share your personal information (name, address, etc) but will share the link to the post on the website.  Beware! If you do not want to provide this information or want us to brag to others we ask that you not enter the contest!

As the website grows prizes will continue to change so keep your photos coming.  You never know what you might get.  Once you recieve your free swag we hope you might brag about your prize in the gear section of the website.  That's why were all here anyway right?  To share, brag and connect with others about our outdoor experiences!  Spring is here so get out and start the Shotem and Caughtem season and win some cool free prizes!  

 



 
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In an episode from a great reel for the Mishaps Gallery of Shotem and Caughtem a Marten (looks a lot like a large ferret) interrupted a Swiss Super League soccer match between Thun and Zurich this weekend.  Though the little critter just found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time as you will see in the video attached below, the scene itself is quite amusing especially set to the music of Benny Hill.  Zurich's Loris Benito make a spectacular diving catch for the Marten and after receiving a bite transports him off the field.  Not long after the first capture the Marten escapes again and for the second time Benito makes yet another grab aided by having his goalie gloves this time.  But since Zurich beat Thun 4-0, Benito isn't holding any hard feelings against the marten, suggesting that they make it their new mascot. "We have the lion. But the marten has brought us luck."  Though I am sure the players were distracted by the commotion, watching them try and corral the animal makes for a humorous event we hope you enjoy.  

Let us know whether you enjoyed this as much as we did in the comment section below and as always show us your mishaps and tell us your story in the Gallery.

 

Published in News/Events
Friday, 22 February 2013 16:03

Huge Marlin Caught off Ascension Island

With fishing season just around the corner we saw this article and thought we would share.  Something tells us he was not using 100 pd test line to reel in this monster.  Post your photos of your huge catches to the Caughtem wall and brag though we are sure that fish like this will be few and far between.

UK angler Kevin Gardner landed his first blue marlin on Monday and it was a doozy. 

Fishing off Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, a destination known for its "granders," aka 1,000-pound marlin, Gardner boated one of the biggest blue marlin ever caught, an incredible 1,320-pounder.

It was said to be the second-largest blue marlin taken at Ascension Island, behind a 1,337-pounder landed in 2002. By comparison, the IGFA all-tackle world record for Atlantic blue marlin is 1,402 pounds caught off Brazil in February 1992. The all-tackle Pacific blue marlin is 1,376 pounds.

By any standards, the fish was huge.

"In the distance, we saw her lunging and she looked promising," he wrote. "After three surface runs she went a bit deeper and for the last 90 minutes Kevin fought her [into the] sunset." 

Gardner got the fish to the boat four times and four times wireman Emil Ruud had to let go of the leader. Finally, after three hours, Ruud, wiring his first marlin, managed to leader the fish, and it was gaffed.

The scale master reported the fish weighing 1,320 pounds and measuring 149 inches from the tip of the lower jaw to the inner fork of the tale with a girth of 83 inches.

Published in News/Events
Thursday, 10 January 2013 23:28

Shotem and Caughtem Merchandise

In getting ready to leave for the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Convention Center, we at Shotem and Caughtem went out on a limb and had some swag created to help promote our new website.  We decided to make some vinyl stickers and some short sleeve cotton t-shirts made with our two logos.  We had our good friends at www.TSAFindustries.com create the tshirts and part of our money goes to support our United States Army Rangers.  The circle logo is our original logo and the other, of course, is the Shotem and Caughtem logo you see on the website.  We wanted to see just what kind of response we might get when it comes to having some merchandise to go along with our love for hunting and fishing.  We believe that nothing goes better with our need to do as much hunting and fishing as we can, than showing our pride around town or out in the field.  We would love to get your thoughts on whether you too would like to have these stickers to put on your gun cases, safes, or on that trusted vehicle that you take out into the field, or if you would help us promote your love of the great outdoors with one of our shirts.  Either way come back to the website often since we plan on having giveaways of these promotion items to help get more of you and your friends to come be apart of what we think will be the ultimate hunting and fishing website on the world wide web.  Email us your thoughts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send us a message on facebook.

 

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