He Thought He Was Pulling In His First Fish Of The Day. But Watch The Water Underneath Closely

Fishing for largemouth bass is a hugely popular sport in America. Every year it draws an estimated 30 million people to the banks of freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. What makes largemouth bass fishing so appealing is that the fish will make you work to catch them and fight you every step of the way!

When a bass takes the bait it’s not a simple reel ’em in type of job, it’s more like a prepare for battle type of experience. The fish will do all sorts of tricks and maneuvers to try and get away. Many will even fling their slippery bodies through the air in a desperate attempt to escape from the hook. That’s why fishermen and anglers love casting their lines in hopes that a largemouth bass will take the bait and thus inject a bit of excitement into their day.

To see exactly how aggressive and big-mouthed these fish are, refer to the accompanying eight second clip of one in action. The footage was captured by an unknown fisherman who was using bait to tempt and lure in the bass at a deep green fishing hole.

He drags the smaller fish along the top of the water and then suddenly a large figure can be seen moving up out of the depths below it. Seconds later the giant bass appears, mouth open wide, and chomps down on the poor little baitfish swallowing it whole. And that’s why they call them largemouth bass!

There was no hesitation on the fish’s part in going in for the kill because they are considered the apex predator where they live. Being at the top of the food chain means that only really humans hunt them, and even then most of the largemouth bass that are caught end up getting released. Many of the larger ones are breeding females and it’s common practice to release them because they are the future of the sport and sustainability is key.

It’s both morally and culturally frowned upon to keep a large female fish and to do so goes against the unspoken rule of bass fishing. Furthermore, in many areas it’s also illegal to take fish of a certain size. Plus, their meat is not the tastiest around. It’s kind of mushy and slimy and not as high of quality compared to the other fish it shares a habitat with, that you can catch just as easily. So if the one in this video was caught, it was likely also released.

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She’s Fishing For The First Time. Dad Thinks It’s A Tiny One But She Pulls Out An Unexpected Surprise!

What could be a simpler pleasure than a little girl going out on a boat with her dad to go fishing?Little Avery and her dad have an amazing bond; that is evident just by the way they have fun together.  Their mutual excitement and giggling as Avery feels a tug on her fishing pole says it all!

This little munchkin has something on the line of her hot pink Barbie fishing pole.  As her dad encourages her to keep reeling in what’s tugging at her pole, she is being tugged at herself. She squeals for her dad to help her.

He’s so preoccupied with filming her that he doesn’t quite realize how hard she’s tugging!  Finally he helps her steady the pole;  she continues to reel with all her might as he cheers her on, “Keep going Avery!”

Dad is so mesmerized with Avery’s adorable excitement as she cries out, “Did I get one?”, that he’s been oblivious to what is emerging from the water.  He can’t believe his eyes as together they pull the fish onto the boat.  Avery has caught one huge bass!

Ever the photographer, Dad gets a close up not just of the fish, but of his little girl’s proud beaming smile.  This is a memory they will both cherish forever; daddy’s little girl got the catch of the day!

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He Released His Two Pit Bulls Into The River. What They Find Made My Jaw Drop!

These two beautiful dogs have an unbelievable fishing tale to tell their puppies one day. The white and brown Pit bulls were down by the river on a walk when they decided to take a refreshing dip and play in the water. Much to their surprise, they noticed something strange as soon as they splashed in. They were not alone. Swimming upstream in the shallow waters were numerous scaly, slippery, huge, and kind of ugly, salmon. The gigantic fish were on their way to finish out one final act in their lives before they died, which was to spawn.

The fish were no match for the two large Pit bulls, whose massive jaws scooped them out of the shallows one by one. The dogs natural instincts kicked into high gear when they caught sight of the scaly river beasts and immediately they began fishing.

Once a salmon was snagged they would walk it over to the river bank and drop it on the ground. Even though a number of fish were caught, they all managed to slip back into the river and escape. The dogs at least have video proof of their catch and no one can deny how expertly they fished that day.

The YouTube user who uploaded this video, Ken Wiesner, wrote that he was not present when these events took place. His friend took his dogs for a walk and allowed them to catch the fish while recording it. Ken makes it clear that he does not approve of this behavior, but what is done is done, so we may as well view the unique and remarkable footage.

Nothing is intrinsically wrong with the behavior in this video. Many animals feed on spawning salmon every year, and what we see is nature running its course. Plus, the dogs look so happy and pleased, I am amazed at how they are able to handle a writhing, slippery salmon of that size so well!

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WATCH: This Seriously Injured Animal In Need Begs Fisherman For Help. What They Do Next Is Amazing!

When a fisherman was out on the open water he noticed a strange sight.  A juvenile bald eagle, whose head had not yet turned white with age, was struggling to swim in the water.  The bird was slowly headed towards the boat and visibly exhausted by the life or death swim he was laboring through.  The fisherman filmed his wild encounter and can be heard on the video saying “I’d throw you a life jacket but don’t have one that’d fit ya.”

After scooping up the half drowned eagle from the water he let him rest on the boat, hoping his water logged wings would dry out enough for the bird to soon fly away.  But it soon became clear that this bird wasn’t simply tired and weighed down, he was extremely sick.  The poor bird didn’t even have the strength to take flight, so the man decided to help.

He called a volunteer who ended up flying the eagle to the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L), a non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to helping sick, injured or orphaned birds return to the wild.  OWL Veterinarians administered tests, hand fed him, and placed the very sick and weak young eagle in intensive care.

They discovered that he had an infection and would need months for recovery and antibiotics to help fight it off.  The chances for his survival were estimated to be 50-50 as it was too early to tell with certainty if he’d live.  However, the medical care and treatment he is receiving at the center will ensure he has a much better chance at life than the certain death he would have faced in the wild.

It is the fisherman who saved his life in the first instance, when he scooped him from the frigid water, and prevented him from drowning.  It was almost as if the eagle knew the man would help him when he swam for the boat.  If there was ever a moment to believe in fate, that first encounter would be it.

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Man Puts His Hands Over The Side Of The Boat Everyone Is Stunned By What Emerges From The Water!

The oceans are filled with beauty and mysteries that most of us have never even begun to imagine. Every once in a while we are given a look at the miracles that bring this blue planet life. In this video you are to experience the majesty and wonder of whales.  Despite their gigantic size they command a kind of grace and peacefulness that intrigues those who watch them.  It is quite exciting when humans catch sight of them in their natural habitat.

A group of whale watchers in the waters of San Ignacio, Belize were hopeful of catching a glimpse of these magnificent creatures, as they are often spotted in this area. They were elated to have this encounter with a female gray whale but had no idea they were in for a great unexpected surprise.

As the whale came right next to their boat she lifted her baby calf out of the water with a mother’s pride.  As the watchers cooed and squealed with elation at the cuteness of this sight, they were able to pet the calf and it’s proud mama.  This was quite amazing, as these great grey whales are quite protective of their cubs.  She must have sensed the friendly vibe and trusted that they were safe.  Enjoy this beautiful encounter.

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He Starts Having Trouble Reeling In His Line Soon Finds Out It’s Record Breaking Monster Catch

Dino Ferrari certainly will never forget this day . On that fateful winter day the Italian man was fishing in the Po River delta, a muddy stretch of the country’s longest river. He was sitting in a boat using a fishing rod and dangling a line in the water when suddenly he felt a strong tug. Something had taken the bait and as he struggled to quickly reel the line in on the severely bent rod, he knew he had hooked a beast.

By the end of it all, Mr. Ferraro had caught an enormous 280 pound catfish that was longer than a man is tall and measured an amazing 8 feet, 9 inches long. Being an avid sport fisherman, he was sponsored by Sportex Italia, a maker of premium fishing rods. They were on hand to document, measure, and verify his catch and provided the unbelievable picture of Dino posing with the fish that you see in the video. While this particular catch may very well be a world record for a catfish caught using just a rod and reel, bigger catfish have been caught in that same river and around the world.

The American catfish record belongs to Tim Pruitt who back in 2005 caught a 124 pound fish in the Mississippi River. That’s nothing compared to the world record holder that fishermen in Thailand caught. According to an online National Geographic article, a group of Thai fishermen netted a Mekong Giant Catfish, named after the Mekong River in which they were fishing. The super-size fish weighed in at 646 pounds and measured almost 9 feet long, making it possibly the world’s largest freshwater fish caught since records have been kept as well!

While legends abound about record breaking catches and enormous catfish lurking in secret spots around the world, Mr. Ferrari’s tale is the reel deal. He caught the fish that most people can only dream of bagging and has the evidence to prove it so check it out! After pictures and video were taken, it was weighed, measured, and released.

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