Every fisherman has probably had this happen, a big fish inhales your bait and ends up with a hook deep in its throat. It’s never a good thing for a catch and release fisherman. The good folks over at In-Fisherman have but together an informative guide to removing these deep hooks. This is important stuff for any fisherman who wants to release a fish as safely as possible. Click the picture below to check it out.
(3) rolls out below the gill toward the side of the fish. At that point, amazingly, the hook, barb and all, almost always pops free from its hold in the fish’s gullet.
My aunt used to have a small pond in her back yard full of goldfish. One day she noticed that some fish were missing. As time went on, more and more fish disappeared. She figured it was birds, or the neighbors cat eating them, but never caught either of them in the act. One day, I went into the backyard and saw a big ole frog sitting on a lily pad with a bright orange tail sticking out of its mouth.
People always think of frogs and insect eaters, but these photos tell a much different story…
A salmon over 50 pounds is considered to be huge, but an 80+ pound salmon is simply monstrous! Hopefully this old salmon had plenty of opportunities to pass on its incredible genetic traits before it died.
“I have counted tens of thousands of salmon during my career, and this is the biggest I have ever seen,” Killam said. “When alive, it could have weighed more than the largest Chinook officially recorded in California, an 88-pound fish caught in the Sacramento River.”
Looks like we missed out on National Exploding whale day last week, but I had to mention it here again. If you haven’t seen this video, you really gotta see it. This is what happens when you mix dynamite and a massive dead whale.
November 12th marked the 38th anniversary of the legendary Exploding Whale.
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]