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Posted on March 3, 2011 by

Marlin Release Gets Dangerous When Mako Sharks Join the Party

Photogapher Al McGlashan was on assignment in Australia shooting what should have been a textbook catch and release of a striped marlin, when out of no where a 10-foot make shark appeared and attacked the marlin right at the boat. The massive mako immediately attacked and dismembered the tail from the marlin ultimately insuring its demise. Check out the photo gallery after the video below.

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Posted on February 15, 2011 by

Catching the Elusive Freshwater Scuba Diver

Well you might think it’s impossible, or highly improbable I guess, because it happened on a lake in Minnesota. Two fisherman thought they had the catch of a lifetime when nearly every line in their hut started pulling hard. A few minutes later, the unthinkable happened, when a live human hand presented it self through their hole in the ice.

I can only imagine the muffled screams the diver must have heard at the time, and I hope this fishing hut came with a bathroom. The diver was live released.

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Posted on January 6, 2011 by

Lightning Rod

In case you are wondering what you are looking at, its not a Berkley Lightning rod, but it is a rod that was hit by lightning!

“I released the fish and went to cast. That’s when everything went black.

I was launched backward and landed in the backseat between the two consoles. When I came to, at first I didn’t feel any pain. I just felt cold. Everything looked like a negative—colors were different, nothing looked like it should. It smelled like an electrical fire, the most vile smell. It still haunts me.”

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Posted on August 4, 2010 by

Leaping Barracuda Hits Teenage Girl

There’s no doubt Barracuda can be very dangerous in the water, but you might not expect them to be as dangerous outside of the water, or even flying through the air. And of course, you’d be wrong. Just ask Koral Wira who was fishing with her father when a barracuda jumped out of the water and bit her arm!

Koral Wira, 14, was fishing with her parents and a friend near Venice, Fla., when a barracuda went for her dad’s bait and ended up biting her instead. Her dad, Rob Parker, submitted these photos and Wira told the story.

After anchoring the boat 4 miles off shore, Parker baited his rod with herring. Wira switched seats to get out of the hot sun, and watched as her dad cast. Moments later, she heard a splash and saw a long silver flash in the air. A barracuda jumped from the water and opened its mouth. As it hit her left arm, it clamped down with razor teeth.

Still her father, like any fisherman, was proud and happy to have the big fish, a crazy story, and the pictures to prove it. He even snapped this great shot when they docked. Though, I think at this point Koral was just ready to get to the hospital, heh.

More information, and graphic photos of the wound can be found on Field & Stream.