The most exciting news to come from the waters of Great Britain doesn’t have anything to do with the London Olympics. It has to do with the enormous fish caught by James Jones that may end up being the largest freshwater fish ever caught on the island.
New Mexico isn't exactly known for being home to world-class muskie fishing. But, if stories like this keep popping up on the wire, that could change.
Earlier this summer Justin Easley caught this 46-inch tiger muskie weighing 31 pounds and 14 ounces in Blue Water Lake. His fish broke the New Mexico state record, which has changed hands three times in just the last year and a half, according to the Associated Press.
I don’t think nerves get any calmer than the ones barely transmitting through Nathan Podmore and Dave Richards. These two men cautiously and methodically kept a circling great white at bay with just the tip of their spearguns.
A new scientific report says that invasive Asian carp have the ability to thrive in all five of the Great Lakes.
The study was led by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and found there would be enough food to fuel the invasion.
“The questions everyone has been asking are: ‘Can a breeding population survive in the Great Lakes and would it be a significant problem if they did?'” USGS Director Marcia McNutt said in a released statement. “Now we know the answers and unfortunately they are ‘yes and yes.’ ”
"Mermaids: The Body Found," a recently aired documentary-styled science fiction program on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet, has stirred some public interest in whether mermaids are real or not. So much that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wrote a piece on its Ocean Facts page denying their existence.
"No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That’s a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists," wrote the NOAA on its Ocean Facts page.
John Rorapaujh thinks Canadians are going about their attempts to free the Great White North of snakeheads all wrong. Fishing for the invasive species won’t work. Nailing them with a bow and arrow will.
Rorapaujh is a member of the Potomac Snakehead Tournament and his comments come on the heels of news that crews from the Canadian Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have been unable to clear Burnaby’s Central Park of snakeheads.
Blaming a lack of fish for an unsuccessful fishing trip might no longer be an excuse for recreational anglers fishing off the Alabama coast. Researchers from the University of South Alabama are conducting a study on the red snapper populations in the Gulf of Mexico, and they believe that snapper stocks could be more plentiful than previously estimated, according to Lone Star Outdoor News.
The researchers are using an underwater camera mounted on a remotely operated vehicle to investigate the impacts of the red snapper season on public fishing spots. They will be looking at the overall health of the fish stocks and how well they fare at the end of the 40-day season, which opened on June 1.
The following has more twists, turns and examples of questionable behavior than most soap operas.
Angler Rodney Ply and his friend Chad Whited took to Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas for a little fun on Feb. 18. That fun turned to excitement when Ply landed a freshwater striped bass that weighed more than 68 pounds. Ply’s fish was so large that it not only shattered the state record by more than four pounds, it also qualified for a $100,000 prize. Ply had entered Mustad Hook's "Hook-a-Million" contest where state record fish qualified for a $100,000 winning, and $1 million for world record fish. Unfortunately, none of this came to pass because…well, there are a lot of reasons.
Not many women would be comfortable with the world knowing how much she weighs. Then again, not many women can claim to have caught a carp that weighs almost as much as she does. Jo Green can — this week she smashed the world record for a carp caught by a woman by 12 pounds. She reeled in a monster 84-pound carp; a fish she admits weighs almost as much as she does! Better yet, she did so in front of her avid angler husband Mike.