Although an enormous Pacific halibut caught in the Alaskan panhandle port of Gustavus is one of the largest landed in the Pacific Ocean in a decade, it will not make the record books.
The 482-pound fish surpassed the previous 1996 record of 459 pounds, also caught in Alaska. But 77-year-old Jack McGuire lost his chance at the top spot in the IGFA record book when he asked for help during the half-hour fight and Captain Rye Phillips shot and harpooned the fish before hauling it in.
The IGFA will not qualify a catch if the angler receieved aid or used any tool besides a gaff or net.
"I think if [Capt. Rye Phillips] had known how big it was, he wouldn't have shot it," Deep Blue Charters manager Andy Martin told the Alaska Dispatch. Martin is Phillips' employer.
The only time I've ever used a claw machine at the arcade when I was a kid, and those stuffed animals always seemed to slip away. But this Wisconsin lumberjack is a pro. In this video logger Garrett Smith expertly manuevers his forwarder to pluck a milk jug off the head of a struggling black bear.
We recently raved about some of our favorite short axes and hatchets, but this new heavy-duty log splitter qualifies for the big leagues. The Vipukirves Leveraxe may be one of the coolest, most-applicable tools designed for campers and wood-stove users alike. Applying an offset center of gravity, the ax creates a lever mechanism upon striking the wood and allows the user to almost effortlessly split stumps into perfectly-sized logs for the fire.
The attacker was so tiny the incident was laughable.
A snorkeler known only as Carlos was beset by a small shark in this newly viral video, reports the Huffington Post. Carlos and his friends were snorkeling at an unknown location when a shark chomped into his swim trunks. The tiny predator refuses to let go and even fights for a better grip. The group can be heard laughing in the video as Carlos tries to remove the shark, which he only achieves by exiting the water.
A California man pled guilty last week to poaching 60 bobcats and grey fox for commercial purposes in two of the state’s northern counties.
Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland trapped the animals by setting about 50 large traps across 900 square miles of land, according to the LA Times. Shultz committed a number of violations, including trapping before the season opened on November 24 and failing to properly monitor his traps.
Billfish acrobatics can be a stunning part of offshore sport fishing, but when the bill comes flying straight at the anglers, things can get scary fast. Check out this marlin going airborne into a trio of fisherman. Fortunately, it looks like the flailing fish left no one injured.