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  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • VANITY: Advice on Central Fla (Daytona/Canaveral/Cocoa) fishing in November

    08/07/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Bird · 7 replies
    Mr. Bird
    I'm shooting for Thanksgiving week in Central Florida, and would love to charter a boat for some offshore (Atlantic) fishing, but not sure if it's worthwhile. I grew up there, but don't know what, if anything, would be worthwhile. 2-4 anglers, looking for an all day trip.
  • Man catches 881-pound tuna, seized by feds

    11/23/2011 8:04:04 AM PST · by Cowman · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-23-2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A Massachusetts fisherman pulled in an 881-pound tuna this week only to have the federal authorities take it away. It sounds like a libertarian twist on the classic novella by Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, but for Carlos Rafael, the saga is completely true. Rafael and his crew were using nets to catch bottom-dwellers when they inadvertently snagged the giant tuna. However, federal fishery enforcement agents took control of the behemoth when the boat returned to port. The reason for the seizure was procedural: While Rafael had the appropriate permits, fishermen are only allowed to catch tuna...
  • Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common

    05/30/2010 4:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | May 31, 2010 | DAVE GRAM
    Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common MONTPELIER, Vt. — When a fish taken from the Connecticut River recently tested positive for radioactive strontium-90, suspicion focused on the nearby Vermont Yankee nuclear plant as the likely source. Operators of the troubled 38-year-old nuclear plant on the banks of the river, where work is under way to clean up leaking radioactive tritium, revealed this month that it also found soil contaminated with strontium-90, an isotope linked to bone cancer and leukemia. Three days later, officials said a fish caught four miles upstream from the reactor in February had tested positive...
  • The one that didn't get away (Third-largest catfish ever caught landed in Spain)

    11/13/2009 10:02:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 4,713+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | November 12, 2009 | RICHARD MORIARTY
    The one that didn't get away     Nibble ... Sean and his massive catch GEOFF ROBINSON         By RICHARD MORIARTY Published: 12 Nov 2009     AN angler has netted a giant catch — a huge catfish weighing more than new heavyweight world boxing champion David Haye. Sean Kinnear, 27, was amazed when he felt a fierce tug on his fishing line and pulled in the 9ft monster, which weighs a whopping 17 STONE. He waged a 15-minute battle to land the beast, which hits the scales at an incredible 233lb 6oz — more than...
  • Why you shouldn't swim in lakes in Oklahoma! - people just disappear from the lakes in Oklahoma

    11/03/2008 9:30:11 AM PST · by Prunetacos · 51 replies · 3,594+ views
    Why you shouldn't swim in lakes in Oklahoma!!!! A very large alligator gar : the fish was caught in Broken Bow Lake, Oklahoma 8' - 10' and weighed 327 lbs This is why people just disappear from the lakes in Oklahoma! And yes, this is for real."
  • Wife lands a whopper (72lb. catfish, first time she fished)

    08/02/2008 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 76 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | August 2, 2008
      Wife lands a whopper   What a whopper ... Gill Hudspeth and her catch   By STAFF REPORTER Published: Today     A NOVICE angler is celebrating a huge haul - on her first fishing effort. Gill Hudspeth, 58, hooked a 72lb catfish the first time she fished with a rod and reel on holiday with her husband and two friends in France. Her huge haul blew her husband Maurice’s best ever catch of 42lbs straight out of the water. Mrs Hudspeth, from Wilford, Nottinghamshire, today said she had never taken up fishing, despite the fact her husband...
  • Huge halibut hooked in Norway (thought to be largest ever line-caught fish; PICS OF COURSE:-))

    05/29/2008 6:33:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 14,978+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 28, 2008
    Huge halibut hooked in Norway Last Updated: 8:50PM BST 28/05/2008   A halibut thought to be the largest ever line-caught fish has been hooked by an angler in Norway. BNPS  The 31st fish has smashed the line caught record by 24 lb The 31st creature - which measures 8ft1in long - was landed by proud fisherman Soren Bec following a titanic struggle. The monster catch is believed to have beaten the previous record for a line-caught fish by 24lbs. Although halibut of up to 2.5metres (8ft2in) have been spotted in Norweigian waters, it is unusual for the fish to...
  • Sturgeon goes on and on (British anglers catch 10 foot long, 500 lb fish in Canada)

    01/17/2008 9:19:15 AM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 14,215+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 16, 2008
      Sturgeon goes on and on   Reel-y big ... Nick and George with their monster catch  Published: Today       TWO British anglers got a reel shock while boat fishing in Canada – when they caught a TEN FOOT long sturgeon. Nick Calleya, 36, and George Carstairs, 42, took an hour to land the 500lb fish – thought to be more than 100 years old. Nick, of Cubert, Cornwall, and George, of Aberdeen, caught it on Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. Nick said: “It was so strong it was lifting George off his seat.”
  • Just on CNN: DEA has arrested Mexican drug king pin Javier Arrellano-Felix at sea in a sting

    08/16/2006 11:32:27 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 27 replies · 3,528+ views
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2006 | Terry Fridman
    A reputed Mexican drug lord who tops the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Most Wanted List has been captured in an offshore operation in the Pacific Ocean, federal law enforcement sources said. The DEA lists rewards of $5 million each for the capture of Javier Arellano-Felix and his brother, Eduardo, who allegedly head the cartel that bears their name
  • Pork spending soars to new heights

    11/03/2005 12:42:04 PM PST · by truth49 · 27 replies · 607+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 11-2-05 | Drew Gaut
    Painting a giant salmon on the side of a 737: $500,000.00 Learning that pigs can fly: PRICELESS! Is the sale of Alaskan salmon a priority of the federal government? Apparently, it is. A $500,000 federal grant was recently used to paint an Alaskan Airlines jet to look like a salmon, in an attempt to boost salmon sales. It seems painting commercial jets is just as important as the war in Iraq, the War on Terror, and disaster relief. Alaskan Airlines now has a very large, very expensive flying fish, thanks to misspent tax dollars. This flying billboard is only a...
  • Catch her if you can: Real men can't beat reel girl

    10/18/2005 7:57:25 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Today | Brainhose
    They'll be talking about Molly's monster catch for generations. The West Tisbury 12-year-old is the winner of the monthlong Martha's Vineyard striped bass fishing tournament for her 49.2-pound giant. ``I thought it was an alligator,'' Molly Fischer said last night. ``I was scared of it when we brought it in the boat,'' she added. ``But it only took me 20 minutes to bring it in.'' Molly beat out more than 1,000 salty fishermen to win the 60th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. She was declared the winner Sunday. ``The local fishermen are so excited,'' said Molly's...
  • Vermonters Wonder What They Saw in Lake (Champ Alert)

    08/19/2005 3:56:36 AM PDT · by Cowman · 18 replies · 1,289+ views
    Vermonters Wonder What They Saw in Lake CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) -- Two Vermonters fishing for salmon last month just beyond the mouth of the Ausable River on the New York side of the lake saw ripples on the smooth surface. Later, when they saw it again, Dick Affolter and Pete Bodette, Affolter's 34-year-old stepson, used a digital camera to take pictures and video. "We saw something on that lake we've never seen before," said Bodette. "Is what we saw the same thing other people saw, and they called Champ? I don't know." Champ is the name that has been given...
  • World-record blue catfish dies en route to sports store

    05/25/2005 9:06:43 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 6,889+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | May 25, 2005 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) A record 124-pound blue catfish caught earlier this week by an Illinois man fishing in the Mississippi River died on its way to the Cabela's Outfitter store where it was to go on display. Tim Pruitt, 33, of Godfrey, Ill., caught the world-record blue catfish early Sunday near Alton. The fish, measuring 58 inches long and 44 inches around, was kept alive and was to be displayed in a tank at Cabela's in Kansas City, Kan., but it died en route to the store. ``We're baffled by this,'' Fred Cronin, a fisheries biologist for the Illinois...
  • Fish Genital Size Matters for Sexual Attraction, Natural Selection

    05/15/2005 12:37:27 PM PDT · by mathprof · 5 replies · 188+ views ^ | May 14 | Qingqing Ho
    For certain fish species to survive, the male genitalia should be large enough to attract the females, and small enough to escape predators, stated a study presented in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was to find the female sexual preference and male swimming performance in two species of mosquitofish -Western and Bahamas mosquitofish. In the study, researchers analyzed the gonopodia (modified fin) in the mosquitofish that transfer sperm to females. Mosquitofish can not retract their gonopodia and they swing them during courtship. Researchers concluded that the females preferred to spend time watching videos of males...