Brownwood, TX., angler, Russell Hair, caught the catch of a lifetime while fishing with his 4-year-old son Cayson, a 41 pound flathead catfish. The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife says the previous record for a flathead catfish caught by rod and reel in Lake Brownwood was 31 pounds and 39.50 inches long.
The record setting catfish was 46.25 inches long and 29 inches in circumference making the catch something that will go down in the record books. It took Russell 45 minutes of fighting with the fish before he was able to get it aboard his boat.
Russell Hair was fishing on his boat with his 4-year-old son on April 4th when he hooked the 41 pound fish that was 46.25 inches long and 29 inches around. Continue reading
UK woman, Jacqueline Johnson, ordered a glass table and some chairs on eBay, but instead received something fishy, 40 tropical fish.
So how did things get so confused? As of now, it’s still a mystery, but it’s safe to say, something definitely stinks. Check out the video below and see for yourself.
A Detroit woman caught a Pacu fish, a South American relative of the Piranha, in a Michigan area lake.
Tom and Holley Luft weren’t sure what it was but then they got the fish under a better light that they saw the human-like teeth. That’s when hubby thought it was a piranha.
Pacus primarily eat nuts, fruit and small fish, according to the museum. However, expert Henrik Carl told NPR in 2013 thatwhile the Pacu’s “mouth is not so big … human testicles are just a natural target. Continue reading
The good thing about this “How to avoid mercury in fish,” infographic is, most of the low mercury fish are also some of the most prevalent and least expensive to consume. Go figure..
Wildlife really seems more wild these days… This monster goldfish was discovered in the very deep waters of Lake Tahoe! Researchers trolled the super-sized fish that weighed in at a staggering 1.5 feet long and 4.2 pounds!
The ‘Mola Mola’ fish, aka the ‘Ocean Sunfish’, is a said to be a new fish to California waters this Summer.
Photographer Daniel Botelho has caused a buzz on the net today, after he posted a photo that he took with a Mola Mola 2 years ago. Botelho’s photo is the first time we’ve ever seen this interesting fish…
It’s called a Pacu fish and it can weigh as much as 55 pounds and until recently only lived in remote parts of the world, that is, until today. This toothy character was found in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois! Experts say someone may have dumped the fish in the lake from a home aquarium and they began to breed. OK! Cancel my swimming day!
So what’s so special about this fish? Are you crazy? Look at his teeth! The fish was caught by a fisherman who thought he had caught a piranha. Biologists have said that the pacu is known to go after, as in “bite” the testicles of male swimmers, a bite that can result in great injury.
A British fisherman, said that pacu is known as the ‘ball cutter,’ and that in 2011 two fisherman died from blood loss after a pacu bit their testicles in the water.
“This thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen,” the Brit said.