Tag: Angler

  • Angler Catches Potential World-Record Gar on Six Pound Test Line

    A Kentucky angler and a Texas fishing guide have teamed up to catch a 283-pound alligator gar at Sam Rayburn Lake that could break an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record for the species that has stood for 72 years. Remarkably, they did it on six-pound line.  Angler Art Weston is a record-chaser with…

  • Angler Catches Record-Breaking Mahi Mahi…in Washington State

    There’s a new state record for mahi mahi in Washington State—and it’s a whopper. Wade La Fontaine boated the 21-pound fish on an offshore trip off of Washington. It’s one of the biggest mahi mahi ever caught off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, a region not typically known for the warmwater species.  La Fontaine…

  • Angler Catches and Releases Northern Pike with Hideously Deformed Jaw

    There’s ugly and then there’s UGLY. And this fish is UGLY. Earlier this month, angler Daniel Stormly caught a northern pike with a massive jaw deformation.  “What the **** happened here!?” wrote Stormly in the caption of an Instagram video showing the strange catch. The video shows Stormly holding the body of a decent sized…

  • Watch an Angler Remove a Live Panfish from a Northern Pike’s Stomach

    If there’s one thing I can say for certain about northern pike, it’s that they’re fierce predators that will eat just about anything they can fit in their mouths. This shocking video recorded by Roger Niesen back in 2020 drives home that point.  According to ViralHog, Niesen was fishing with his buddies Andy and Jeremiah…