Year In Review: Weird And Wacky
This year has been a busy one for anglers, don't worry if you think you might have missed something WFN will help you catch up. Our team has gathered a few lists to recap all the weird, fun, and serious issues that affect you as an angler.
Every angler has crazy stories to tell, here are some that are pretty far out there
World Record Bass For Sale
In July 2009, Manubu Kurita caught and mounted his world record tying largemouth bass, and then in August 2010 he decided to sell the mount of his 22 lbs 4.9 ounce monster bass.
Once Kurita announced he was going to sell, bids came from around the world from business and private individuals. Some of the potential buyers included Bass Pro Shops and Legend Boats.
In early November an offer was accepted but the buyer will remain confidential for a while longer.
Talented Fly Tier Turns Thief
In the UK a fly tying prodigy, Edwin Rist, was arrested and charged with breaking into the Natural History Museum, and stealing 299 rare bird skins. Imagine the kind of flies you could make with feathers from a brightly-colored tropical male trogon or quetzals!
Huge Albino Musky
Angler Paul Parise landed a very rare albino musky while fishing the lower Flambeau River. Even more rare is the size of the fish; an impressive 51-inches! The lack of color would make a young albino musky an easy to spot snack for predators, but this doesn?t seem to have effected this large musky. Nice catch Paul!
Be careful what you catch.
While out on the water with her family a Venice, Louisiana, girl was brutally attacked by a barracuda. Her father, Rob Parker, had been targeting barracuda but this particular fish ignored the fish and went straight for the teen and latched onto her arm. Daddy came to the rescue killing the fish with a filet knife but the girl still needed to go to the hospital for 51 stitches.
Extinct Salmon Species Re-discovered
The black Kokanee, a species of salmon native to Japan, has been believed extinct since 1940. On Wednesday Tetsuji Nakabo, a science professor at Kyro University found a sizeable population of the fish 310 miles south of the black kokanee's native lake.
This salmon is a dark olive green color with black spots on its back. Kokanee can grow to be about a foot long.
Lake Saiko is a popular tourist destination for the hot spring baths and Fiji views but for the angler visiting the area Nakabo has hopes that this fragile species of salmon will not be targeted.