Florida angler Jason Fox went toe to toe with this massive thresher shark and finally brought it to the boat after a two-hour battle.
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One of the craziest happenings in the Cape Cod Canal’ s history occurred this month when a local angler landed a sailfish in the canal waters.
Justin Sprague had no serious intention of fishing when he pulled out his rod and reel and made a few casts in the canal three weeks ago. He was out on a bike ride. He spotted a tailing sailfish while throwing a rubber bait. Sprague hooked the wildly jumping fish in the canal waters and it took him 45 minutes to land the fish. Sprague's catch was caught near the Murderer's Row section of the Cape Cod Canal, according to capecodonline.com. If you still think it's some BS, here’s the video to prove it. Sprague’s comment when he hooked up was summed up as “Holy (expletive)!" Exactly. [ Read Full Post ]
Nature has supplied yet another reason not to go swimming in the overly polluted Potomac River: sharks.
Three years ago, John “Willy” Dean, a commercial fisherman from Washington D.C., surprised a great many people when he caught a bull shark in the river. Last Tuesday he caught two more.
The first was an 8-foot monster netted near Point Lookout State Park. Despite the fact that it was dead in the net, its presence was more than enough to get the blood pumping.
“It was a good adrenaline rush, I would say,” Willy’s son, Greg (pictured), told the Washington Post. “It was a little scary, but then at the same time, it was very exciting. We really just don’t think at that point. We just keep pulling it in and try to see what it was.” [ Read Full Post ]
They make millions of dollars, drive 200 mph cars, and are addicted to staying beautiful, but at the end of the day celebrities are not that different than everyone else. For example, a handful of Hollywood stars took time out of their springs and summers to go fishing. What follows is a quick round up of good, bad, and ugly celebrity fishing excursions. The good: famous people having fun and promoting our sport. The bad: famous people not having a clue what they’re doing on the water. The ugly: famous people negatively impacting our sport. [ Read Full Post ]
They're the golden nuggets of surf fishing from California, to the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic states. Mole crabs, aka "sand fleas" are like M&M's to surf species such as pompano, whiting, redfish, drum, and sheepshead; but the little boogers are delicate to say the least, so keeping them fresh for live presentations takes a thoughtful approach. [ Read Full Post ]
Bob Cloutier and his crew out of Newburyport, Mass. landed this monster thresher shark over the weekend.
“The fish took a lot of line, so I knew it was something out of the ordinary,” Cloutier told the Eagle Tribune. They battled the thresher for about two and a half hours and saw it sky out of the water several times.
When they saw the shark break the surface, they knew they had hooked into a monster.
The shark weighed 609 pounds and missed the state record by about 20 pounds (for reference, the world record thresher weighed in at 767 pounds and was caught in New Zealand in 1983). [ Read Full Post ]
If this isn't your first time using the Internet, you've probably seen the photo of a great white shark leaping after a diver who's halfway up a helicopter ladder.
That picture (see below) is a fake. Sorry guys.
However, Jamie Condliffe on the Gizmodo blog has found a helicopter/shark photo (pictured left) that's apparently real: "Originally captured way back in 1996, this images was recently picked from the U.S. National Archives in honor of Shark Week. The original caption read: 'A soldier grips the rope ladder extended from the rear of a helicopter as a shark fin passes in the water close below.' " [ Read Full Post ]
Ol’ Ragged Tooth. That’s the pet name for sand tiger sharks, and for good reason. Take a look at this estimated 200-pound sand tiger’s dentition.
The folks at the University of Delaware Ocean Exploration and Remote Sensing Biogeography Lab got a surprise when recapturing sharks carrying tags containing valuable information. They were sending down chunk baits and hooked a smooth dogfish. Then they felt a punch and then some real weight on the line. [ Read Full Post ]