Ice Fisher Catches Monstrous Lake Trout

Ice Fisher Catches MonstrousLake Trout

This video by the fishermen of Jig Heads is almost a year old, but has gone viral again now with over 700,000 new hits! While ice fishing on top of a frozen Lake Superior, one fisherman caught a truly giant lake trout. It took a while to pull the big guy out from the small hole but it was all worth it. But instead of cooking up some delicious trout, they were merciful and tossed the fish back in.   


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Two Guys Went Fishing But Ended Up Catching Abandoned Kittens

When Jason Frost and Brandon Key went fishing on the Black Warrior river in Alabama, they had no idea what they might catch. They never imagined that it would turn into a “cat-fishing” trip, which is exactly what happened when they rescued two kittens that swam out from shore to seek safety on their boat.

“Y’all are not gonna believe what is swimming towards our boat. A kitten,” Frost says in his now-viral video of the kittens’ ordeal. Though wet and terrified, the kittens are good swimmers and they seem grateful for the rescue. In the video, Frost guesses that they were abandoned there by their previous owners.

After reaching dry land, Frost and Key met a family that fell in love with the kittens and adopted them.

“Y’all are not gonna believe what is swimming towards our boat”

It was a kitten, and a second soon followed as well

“Some jackass probably put them out here”

“This puts a new spin on the term ‘catfishing’”

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Killer Whale Steals Caught Fish Off Line At Last Moment

Creatures much larger than anticipated interrupting people’s fishing exhibitions almost always results in an explosive viral video. A great example is the viral video of a Bald-Headed Eagle stealing a fish off a fishing line which stands with over four million views

Alaskan fisherman Charlie Barberini is now the newest sportsman to go viral after he and his friends were absolutely stunned to watch an enormous Killer Whale Orca appear and steal their catch at the last moment before reeling it in. 

Now, the new video that debuted over the weekend has gone viral, and is covered further on NPR, AlaskaLife, and ScienceRecorder


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Fishing under Ice (Video)

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Some crazy Finnish guys diving under the ice of lake Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland, and putting a different perspective on underwater fishing…

Fishing under ice from Juuso Mettälä on Vimeo.

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‘Don’t get saltwater on my mink!’ Johnny Weir’s fishing trip was epic [pics, video]!/uptonbell/status/433757996426883072

You know that saying, “go big or go home”? Figure skater Johnny Weir chose to go big — very big:!/JohnnyGWeir/status/433697808026464257

This we’ve gotta see.!/TheVinnyJoseph/status/433996326162804737!/FashionFixMN/status/433977389719105536!/dawn9476/status/433754249504108545!/mattsheepherd/status/433985360503533568!/BrianPHickey/status/433758028211687425

Let’s go to the videotape!

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How do you say “utterly fabulous” in Russian? Because that’s exactly what that was.!/KathrynHallPR/status/433804217359159296

Oh yes. We loved it.!/SassySouthSays/status/433978993545846784!/cjane87/status/433979542198185986!/misszoot/status/433976605497507840!/DrakeRattleRoll/status/433987778594885632!/tesBrown/status/433975469931646977

And who knows? Maybe Weir has a future career in international diplomacy. He’s certainly off to a great start!!/ZelMcCarthy/status/433810938156695553

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Dangerous Commercial Fishing Practices Are Declining

“The Deadliest Catch” might be about to get a little less deadly. Battling the high seas and fighting the treacherous conditions in order to land a haul and make it all worthwhile, the daring exploits of fishermen make it one of the most dangerous jobs to do. But a new study has found that such risky behavior by fishermen hunting in the North Pacific for the sablefish, also known as black cod, has steeply declined. It seems that by altering how the fish stocks are managed, the trade-off between catch size and safety has been reduced.

Normally, the researchers found that traditional management of fisheries promoted risky behavior by the fishermen. By limiting the vessels to a certain number of days they are allowed to fish, it encouraged the boats to be launched around-the-clock regardless of weather conditions, as multiple vessels chased the same schools of fish. These rules also promoted behavior in which fishermen were more likely to overload their boats and ignore maintenance problems in a bid to boost their catch and its value.

This competitive style of fishing, in which crews would in effect race each other to the most productive regions, encourages the boats to launch in terrible weather conditions, which in turn obviously increases the chance of accidents. In fact, from 2000 to 2009, severe weather contributed to four out of five fatal fishing accidents that occurred on the West Coast. It is also part of the reason why commercial fishing has an average fatality rate 30 times that of the U.S. average.

But the researchersfrom the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA)looked at how the fisherman acted once the sablefish fishery had adopted a catch shares management system. This method changed the incentives for the fishermen, giving each vessel rights to a specific share of the allowable catch within the fishery. This meant that the boats could choose when and where to fish their share, meaning that fewer of them chose to leave port during the most stormy of days. The researchers found that the number of fishing trips taken on the highest wind days dropped by an impressive 79 percent, and this corresponded to a reduction of safety incidents by a massive 87 percent.

When fishermen have to compete for fish they can’t make a rational trade-off in terms of safety, explainedLisa Pfeiffer, who coauthored the study looking into the change in fisheries management published in PNAS. Any delay, whether it’s because of the weather or any other reason, results in the fish being taken by someone else. Catch shares provides the flexibility for the fishermen to make a rational trade-off in terms of risk and reward, instead of being compelled to fish whatever the conditions.

The NOAA hopes that by adopting the same management technique in other fisheries, they will be able to solve many of the problems associated with the competitive system currently in place and as such reduce the number of injuries, pollution events, vessel losses, search and rescue missions, and deaths caused by dangerous fishing.

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Fishers Freak Out When Shark Eats Another Shark

While fishing, a bunch of buddies think they caught something big. Then, all of a sudden, a shark fin appears and starts messing with the boys. They all have a complete break down and freak. OMG, OMG!! Then the shark eats a smaller shark, the guys freak out more, if that was even possible.


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Fishing Under Ice In Finland

This amazing video of fishermen literally fishing under a thick layer of ice just went viral on Reddit. The scuba divers seem to walk around like they are on the moon. The video is featured on HuffingtonPostUK and YouTubeTrends


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