The Most Ultimate Types of Fishing
Over the decades people have grabbed their rod and reel,
some live bait, and headed to the lake for some fishing, but as of late, people
are coming up with new and more exciting ways to land the lunker.
For hundreds of years, there have been a few different ways
to catch fish, from a rod and reel, to netting the fish, to even getting the
chance to flip one on shore with your hand, but apparently that hasn?t been
enough, it just hasn?t cut it. Some people have invented new ways to catch the
fish, and I am going to talk about a few of them.
First, I?ll talk about catfish noodling. Catfish noodling is
the practice of fishing for monster catfish using only your bare hands. The fisherman
will wade into the water searching for catfish dens, mostly with his/her feet.
Once the hole or den is found the angler will put his/her hand down into the
hole and search for the head of the fish. Once the fish is located the angler
will wiggle his/her fingers hoping to entice the fish to bite. Once the fish
has latched on to the angler?s hand, he/she will then try and pull the fish out
of the hole. This is a lot harder than you think, as on average a flathead
catfish, for example, caught by means of noodling are around 40 ilbs (18kg).
These fish do not have any teeth, but the tops of their mouths are very rough,
and the scraping has been known to draw blood.
Due to concerns about fisherman safety, and safety of the
fish, noodling has been considered an illegal activity in 11 states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. It has since been legalized in Texas.
It is not considered a very common sport in Canada. It is
usually practiced in the Southern United States.
Since the sport of noodling has sprung into a popular
demand, it has caught the attention of a lot of broadcasting publishers, as you
can catch video of the sport through shows such as hillbilly Hand Fishing,
Dirty Jobs, and River Monsters.
Massage your hillbilly hand, and dive in.
Second, I want to talk about a form of fishing that I had
seen on Extreme Angler TV.
As outrageous as this sounds, a man located a Blue marlin
swimming very close to the surface as they flew overhead via Helicopter. The
man then jumped out of the helicopter and dropped close to 20 feet into the
water and landed right on top of the marlin, grabbing hold, and going for a
Matt Watson from the Ultimate Fishing Show, wanted to mimic
the Fishing Skills of the Gannet. The Gannet is a large sea bird, usually found
in the North Atlantic, Southern Africa, Southern Australia, and New Zealand.
Gannets have binocular like eye sight, which allows them to dive from up to 30 meters
at a speed of 100 Km/h (60 mph) This
allows them to catch fish more accurately and deeper into the water than most
Matt Watson accomplished this feat, by jumping from a height
of about 20 feet, diving into the water, grabbing hold of a large blue marlin
and riding it for approximately 11 seconds before releasing the fish to swim
This to me is the MOST Ultimate way to fish.
This was done by a professional; please do not try this at
Lastly, I am going to talk about the exciting sport of Radio
Controlled Vessel Fishing.
I first saw this type of fishing on America?s Funniest Home
Video?s, as a man tied a line, bobber, hook and a worm to the landing tracks on
an RC helicopter, flew it over a pond, hovered with the line in the water, and
caught a bluegill, and flew it back to shore. After witnessing this, I had to
find more, so I went on a youtube rampage looking for more videos like that
I found more videos on using helicopters and boats. Same
concept as the helicopter, tying line to the boat, and waiting for a strike.
The problem with this concept is that if a large fish bit the bait, it may
bring the RC vessel under the water. Recent advances in the sport of RC
fishing, has allowed for upgrading to your vessel. This upgrading allows the
line to be tied to the boat, but once a strike is initiated, the line breaks
free from the vessel, and you reel in the fish with a regular rod and reel.
These to me are the most Ultimate types of fishing I have
come to find, but I am sure there are many more out there.
If you or someone you know has created an Ultimate way to
fish, I would like to hear about it. Comment on the blog, and let me know of
this fishing type.