WFN's Top Catches - A "Demon" Washes Ashore, The Oldest Hunter on Earth, Lots of Carp, And More
What’s that you say? It’s time for another installment of WFN’s Top Catches? Well, let’s get right to it, then!
Beware of the Asian carp.USFWS
Over the years, Asian carp has become a real problem in certain areas. As such, it’s now illegal to transport these critters over the border. In the month of January, shipments of live Asian carp were seized on two separate occasions – in total, more than 9000 lbs of the invasive species was on its way over the Ambassador Bridge to Toronto. Now that’s a fishy situation!
The San Diego Demonoid
Aside from having one of the best handles of all time, “the San Diego Demonoid” is the latest in a long line of mystery creatures that have surfaced over the years. Is it a newly discovered animal? An alien being? An opossum carcass that washed ashore? We may never know the truth. (But our vote goes to number three.)
400 Anglers, 1 Fish
It’s like something out of a nightmare; 400 adults and kids showed up to take part in a fishing tournament, and only one (1!!!) fish gets caught. The fish in question, a perch that weighed in at 4.5 oz, was good enough to earn the lucky angler who caught it $3,000. A story like that makes you wonder whether you should laugh or cry.
The Oldest Hunter on Earth?
Joe Porcarelli, or “Porky” as he’s know to his friends, has seen a lot in his lifetime. After all, when you’ve been alive for almost 390 years, you can expect to have a lot of incredible memories, ups and downs, not to mention…wait, you mean that the date of birth on his Mobility Impaired Certification hunting licence was a typo, and he WASN’T born in 1625?? Well…still, it’s a pretty funny story.
Most amphipods measure in at around an inch, so you can imagine why a team of researchers were blown away by this discovery in the waters north of New Zealand. These massive prawn-like creatures live four miles beneath the surface of the sea, and measure in at an astonishing 11 inches. What a find!
S*** Fishermen Say
All credit goes to WFN Ambassador Donnie Cooke for finding this one. By now, the web is swimming with this series of videos, and this particular one speaks to the angler in us all. Don’t deny it – you’ve said most of these things at least once over the years!