Well the first day of spring has come and gone. You’d never guess it though if you lived on the east coast of Canada as I do. We had several inches of snow last night and it feel more like January! Fortunately, tomorrow is April 1st, which means fishing season is open! I’ll be heading out for some trout during my lunch break, and if all goes well you’ll see some photos tomorrow. In the unlikely event that I get skunked, you can always check out our forums for other fishing reports around the globe…
Here are a couple of photos from the latest spring fishing reports!
Mark and his son with some solid UK carp!
Bill with a nice brown trout and freshwater drum from Lake Ontario, Canada.
Heres something you don’t see everyday, nearly 1500 sturgeon, struggling in shallow water after the tide went out in Port Susan Bay, Washington. According to the Seattle News, biologists speculate that the sturgeon were feeding in shallow muddy water and failed to get back to deeper water before the tide went out. As you can tell by the below photos, many of the fish were huge, some reaching 10+ feet.
“I think these were just fish that were poking around, looking for food,” said Brett Barkdull, a fish biologist with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife who lives near the stranding area. “These fish have been out here for quite a while now, but I’ve personally never seen anything quite like this.”
It is believed that most of the fish survived long enough for the tide to rise.
“It looks like they chose to overextend their visit on the mud flats,” James said. “The feeding must have been pretty good.”
A few divers were spear fishing for tuna in the Gulf of Mexico when a 12 foot tiger shark approached them. The encounter got heated when the shark began circling one of the divers. Sharks typically circle their prey to get a good look, and then close in if they decide they want to attack. As the tiger shark started to move in, the executive decision was made to attack it before it got any closer. Diver Craig Clasen wrestled the beast for two hours to protect his friend, spearing it seven times, and finishing it off with a knife.
“I wasn’t there to hunt the shark, it was a defensive move for me and I would do it again. Unfortunately it had to be done and its not something I was proud of. It was a situation that presented itself to us. This was one of those rare instances where we had to protect ourselves.
‘I have so much respect for sharks in general. With the amount of time that we spend out there we are exposed to so many potential risks.”
We love our pike fishing here at Fishing Fury. As I’m sure you know, there are no shortage of methods when it comes to catching pike, but we’ve found one that you’ve probably never heard of or seen before – unless of course you are from Grand Isle, Vermont.
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