15 TERRIFYING Deep Sea Creatures BESIDES Sharks That Could EASILY Destroy You

The ocean About 70 percent of it covers our entire planet and it is one of the things that we have not yet fully explored as a species

In fact, we have explored the far reaches of space more than we have gone to the depths of the deepest trenches Because of this, we continuously discover many new species of organisms and animals that may seem to only exist in myth and in our darkest nightmares; creatures that are scarier than the infamous Great White Shark So get your gear on and be prepared to go 20,000 leagues under the sea as we countdown to the 15 terrifying things that lurk in the depths of the ocean! 15 VIPERFISH Let’s dive right into the creepy and start with the Viperfish No, this is not a kind of snake that waits for you in the corners of the deep – although the thought can be frightening

The viperfish lives deep in the ocean that its skin and eyes are not adapted to sunlight, making it look a little bit opaque However, this appearance should be the least of your worries This species of deep-water fish is so aptly named because of its razor-sharp teeth that it uses to shred its prey and a jaw that it can unhinge so that it can make more room to eat and even stockpile larger prey Unfortunately the viperfish does not survive long in captivity for scientists to learn more about its habits and biology 14

FANGTOOTH FISH The Fangtooth fish gained its name because it has the largest set of sword-like teeth proportionate to its size Not even the well-known Angler Fish can compete with this fish’s pearly whites While they do not grow beyond 15 centimetres, these carnivorous creatures have an appetite for prey that is larger than they are – using their teeth to catch a morsel or cling onto a larger bite to satisfy their big appetite Luckily, this species is not known to be dangerous to human beings so there is nothing to be alarmed about plus the fact that they mostly thrive in the deeper regions of the ocean 13

NORTHERN STARGAZER Native to the waters on the eastern side of the United States, the Northern Stargazer bears a name that could lead you to believe that it is one friendly fish If you believe that then you are in for the surprise of your life The Northern Stargazer has a unique way of catching its food What it does is that it burrows itself in the sand, exposing only its eyes and a part of its mouth – a mouth lined with needle sharp biters – which gives it the appearance of a face looking upwards to the sky When a prey strays into its direction, it then sends a wave of electricity to knock it out and float conveniently into its waiting mouth

12 BLACK DRAGONFISH With a name that sounds like an evil villain from a Martial Arts movie, the Black Dragonfish, most notably the female of the species, has an appearance that could scare even the stoutest of seafarers With its beady eyes jutting out of its head, the Black Dragonfish has a deadly arsenal of jagged teeth that can easily rend flesh Akin to the Angler Fish, the Black Dragonfish also has the ability to produce its own light through bioluminescence which makes it even more difficult not to spot it in the ocean’s darkest corners And, interestingly enough, the Black Dragonfish begins its life close to the surface when its eggs float about until it hatches and the little ones begin to dive away from the light

11 BARREL EYE/BARRELEYE While not entirely frightening, the Barreleye is certainly one of the most bizarre looking that can still send a couple of chills down your spine Overall, the barreleye looks like any normal fish that you would encounter except that it has two upward facing eyes that enables it to spot food coming down from above as well as scan its area for nearby prey However, this fish’s most distinctive feature is the transparent dome head that encases its eyes and the inside of its head which, in turn, has given it the nickname “spook fish” 10

CHIMAERA Named after the Greek mythological creature, the Chimaera is a deep-sea species of fish that are more commonly known as “ghost sharks” Like so many of its deep-sea friends, little is known about the habits of the ghost shark However, its appearance is quite enough to send you swimming back to the surface should you encounter one of them as they seem to look like a dastardly science experiment that crosses a paddle fish, a seal, and a bug-eyed shark 9 GULPER EEL No name in the animal kingdom is more self-descriptive than the Gulper Eel’s

As fascinating as their name sounds, the Gulper Eel lives quietly in the deep as it swallows its prey whole with its extraordinarily large mouths that has earned it the nickname “Pelican eel’ Not only are these eels able to swallow large amounts of food at the same time, but their bodies are also well equipped to swallow food that larger than they are as their stomachs can expand as much as their basin-like mouths 8 THE BLACK SWALLOWER It seems that there is a unifying theme of deep sea creatures swallowing food that are three times larger than they are and the Black Swallower takes the cake home by being able to devour prey that is 10 times its own size! Also known as the Great Swallower, this fish, like so many of its underwater relatives, has a proud collection of razor sharp teeth that allows it to hold on to its prey and prevent it from swimming away, as well as a pair of wide, round eyes that allows it to see perfectly well through the inky darkness of the deep 7

ANGLER FISH With its signature sharp teeth and gaping mouth, the Angler Fish is perhaps the most popular deep sea monster that everyone would recognize In fact, the species is so widely known that it has even made appearances in animated movies and has been referenced several times throughout pop culture Named after its manner of hunting food, the Angler Fish uses a special protrusion from its head, aided by the ability to bio-luminesce, as a false lure to an unwitting target If prey happens to move anywhere near the Angler Fish’s lure, its jagged teeth-lined mouth snaps shut like a bear trap 6

GOBLIN SHARK Having been discovered in recent years, there is still little known about the Goblin Shark as most of them do not survive long enough to be studied However, with what is known about them, these monsters of the deep have earned quite a reputation from us land-dwellers With a paddle-like snout and teeth that seem to point out in all directions, this underwater goblin’s retractable jaws give it the ability to devour its prey in an instant; and if its dinner is a little bit out of reach, the Goblin Shark can suck in water, drawing food right into its mouth like a vacuum 5 SARCASTIC FRINGEHEAD No, we are not making this one up

The Sarcastic Fringehead is a seemingly harmless fish that spans about a foot long However, when provoked or agitated, this fish opens up its extremely wide mouth to intimidate would-be predators To give you an idea of how terrifying this looks, the Sarcastic Fringehead can be likened to Jurassic Park’s Dilophosaurus minus the venom spitting and hissing And yes, they do have sharp teeth that they are not afraid to use 4

FRILLED SHARK One of the oldest living things to swim our oceans, the Frilled Shark dates its species back to 80 million years which is why it is considered to be a living fossil by marine biologists These extremely rare creatures are not really sharks but large species of eels that can grow up to 2 meters in length Even more interesting about these creatures is that several cultures believe that these are ancestors sea monsters that terrorized the oceans in several myths and legends 3 GIANT ISOPOD Generally harmless, the Giant Isopod is a massive crustacean that could grow up to two and a half feet in length

Closely resembling a pill bug, the Giant Isopod looks like a creature that crash landed from an alien planet at first glance Quietly living at the bottom of the ocean, they are pretty much like their cousins the crab and lobster when it comes to diet: they are mostly scavengers and would rather eat pieces of dead animals than go out on the hunt 2 GIANT SQUID No other sea creature has been so popular in myth, legend, and popular culture than the Giant Squid Stories about a kraken-like monster with giant tentacles tearing ships apart and devouring sea farers in the middle of a tempest have become a staple in many cultures

However, while the Giant Squid is indeed a giant, it is not as colossal as the myths would put it Up until a few years back, the Giant Squid has been an elusive creature that has never been photographed in the wild Most of the Giant Squids that we come into contact with are corpses that have been washed ashore or have been caught in fishing nets But that does not discount how terrifying this cephalopod can be These creatures can weigh up to 440 pounds and have eyes that can grow up to 10 inches in diameter

Also, after a live specimen has recently been discovered and captured in 2006, the Giant Squid has a bit of a temper and has been known to pull on people’s diving masks unprovoked 1 BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS We do not immediately associate octopi as dangerous or deadly compared to the creatures we have on this list However, one species of octopus does stand out from the rest as it silently slinks and skulks in the dark The Blue Ringed Octopus may be less imposing and less intimidating; it may not have sharp fangs or retractable jaws but it does have one of the most potent venoms in the animal kingdom that it is not afraid to use when provoked or cornered by another animal – a potent venom that has no known antidote should a human being come across one of these eight-legged creatures that makes a shark bite a less horrific option should you find yourself in a situation where you have to choose from the two

However, these creatures are not at all aggressive and will, like venomous animals, give off an early warning signal by changing the colors on its body that it is not happy with the situation before actually stinging anyone — And those are the 15 things in the ocean that are more terrifying than sharks! Which one do you think is king of them all? Let us know in the comments section below! And make sure to Like this video and Subscribe!

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DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH FISHING? (Pike Fishing) | Team Galant

I will be fishing with Marcus Grip who's a sportfishing student at Älvdalens Gymnasium And we'll be fishing for pike in a small rowing boat, just like many teens pursue their fishing with

There! My goal is to become a fishing guide Today I'm actually back at school, sort of I'm located at Älvdalens Gymnasium and I'll be fishing with Marcus Grip who's been a loyal follower to Team Galant for a long time Comments on all our videos and so on

Marcus is 18 years old, currently in second grade, specialized in sport fishing After graduation he'd like to become a pike fishing guide pike fisherman's true dream

After all, it's weekend right now and I'll be joining Marcus when fishing for pike On his sparetime

And since plenty of young people are following us I'll provide you with tips and experiences on how to become successful in the fishing industry Marcus, what's ur take on the fishing today? Hyped? I am extremely hyped, so let's go get them

After a 5 minute drive we've arrived to the local lake a place where students usually fish at Great pike fishing

Today we'll be fishing quite old school, as many students does A rowing boat – getting to the spots by rowing I started out fishing like this when I was younger I know Marcus has had successful test fishing before I arrived how did the fishing went? When test fishing I managed to catch some meter pikes and I think we'll have a good day, so let's go

Pretty calm water, wind has ceased however, we'll manage some fish despite the weather – I think so

Let's go The pros of bringing someone younger with you is convincing them to row meanwhile I can relax and drink my nocco

We've arrived to the spot This is the spot where he had great post spawn fishing last times Like 3 or 5 above one meter However, it's sunny and Motoroil was the color for the day So I'll start out with Hooligan Roach motoroil

This bait has delivered great fishing since it's paddle is quite big which makes it noticeable

However, it's around 1 meter of depth here Currently it's rigged with a 7 gram Flexhead so I'll be swapping it with a shallow screw

which allows me to fish this shallow without getting snagged I'll start out with a Flatnose Dragontail Since it's clear weather and quite shallow, I think the pikes prefer a more slow retrieved bait

So I'll go with this It has become quite hot so I'll remove my jacket Probably a lovely day at the lake Now we're ready to fish, let's catch a pig! There! Lovely Tobbe! What a strike The wind increased, which resulted in a sick strike

From nowhere After seeing some fish we got our first contact we know they're here so time to continue

Here's the first pike Pretty fat – and it's post spawn fishing Time to release here and continue fishing we know the fish is here so time to put in time and effort What happened Marcus? – I felt a nibble and then a strike Strong Small but a nice strike Seems like a good place

– Yes Hooked pretty bad Pike number two for today There we go – time to release her Exciting! After our first drift at this bay we've managed to catch two pikes

Also noticed some hunting and plenty of dirt clouds at the bottom of scared fish So, what we'll do is to repeat the same thing Marcus time to row again while I enjoy the day – child labor

Let's do this Yes! After the some time, suddenly I caught a pike Pretty fat, biggest for today Hooked bad – Don't lose it

Here she is Lovely Tobbe! – Pretty fat Fun, time to release her and continue There! – Looked big! Probably like a 6 to 7 kilo pike There! We got it! I didn't nail it the first time, but it came again

We're rowing to an island Check it out Beautiful If it moves I'll get hooked – not good

Time to unhook her Here she is – unhooked, and time to get released Lovely strike – appeared to be bigger but still pretty big What are you saying Marcus? – Awesome fish Like 85 cm, perhaps 90 cm

Bye bye Lovely! There she was, in the middle of the day like 2 pm A decent fish Some contacts

Fun fishing at this place I've had plenty of requests by younger guys about working in the fishing industry

Some people say be open, curious and daring But I think the mentioned tips don't help at all My best tips is to after 30 minutes of thinking – figure out what you'd like to do in the future then follow that up with a clear goal The goal "work with fishing" is too unspecific A clear goal such as journalist, fishing guide, movie making People tend to not make a goal since they are afraid of failing making them fail all the time And, if you are like 14 – 16 years, a fishing education is a great way to get started If you'd like to become a fishing guide you must have knowledge A program for 3 years will provide you with practise, contacts and more wise I went a similar program after meeting Johan Ruhe He found my Youtube channel Team Galant and implemented each tip he gave me

After some time I asked Johan if I was able to do my internship at Kanalgratis and he knew I had improved by checking out my videos So I got my internship followed up by getting to film Perch Pro and Fly vs Jerk

Now I'm working full time creating videos to 100% What's your goal after graduation? – My goal is to become a pike fishing guide What's the best thing you've learned? – To provide your customer with value Structure and making the customer satisfied Feeling like you know what you're doing

The sun is about to go away – so we'll stop fishing pike and Marcus will row back and we'll head for the school At the school there is a place which holds plenty of brook trout

So we'll try them fishing with a dry fly Exciting, cause never caught one before Time to row back I think we'll have great fishing for brook trout today They prefer sunny and calm winds, making them feed

So, we'll catch one? – Absolutely Guaranteed? – Yes You've been home eating – you live at the internat there And now you think we'll catch some brook trout – Absolutely

Time to travel by foot for like 5 min We've arrived to the place where we're supposed to fish brooking root at We'll wait until the fish starts feeding using dry flies Now it's time to return to the internat, and I'll head home to Eksjö The day has been fantastic we started out with pike fishing in a rowing boat finished off with fishing for rooting brook And if you're interested in this education – check out out Älvdalens website

Also thumbs up this video and subscribe for more clips Take care, and what's your take on the day Marcus? Really enjoyable day – fishing for two species However now it's time to head home Tight lines and take care, bye!

Saltwater Fishing: This Lure Hack will catch you more fish!

Woah! Two at a time! What's up everyone? Today we are in southern Maryland fishing with the Inshore Mystery Tackle Box Yeahh! Alright, let's take a look at this box, so at first I was a little bit iffy if I should get the inshore box or not because I didn't know if if the the lures would work for my target species but when I opened it everything in here is like, perfect size, and like, they would- it would all work very well, and, uh, this is the September box, they've got some good stuff in here like, like this Yozuri pencil pop– it's like a– this is a topwater right here, and Yozuri is one of my favorite brands

They're a little bit pricey but they've got it in here so I'm hoping to catch one on this today Look at that So what I've done with this one, I've replaced the back hook so instead of a treble it's just a single inline hook, this is great, especially when you're in one of those rockfish boils, or a fish boil, and you're catching one fish after another and you don't want to have to hassle with, you know, taking out the trebles out of their mouth So this is– this is good for easy release, quick release and you can just keep catching fish *birds squawking* Ah! They're swarming around Brendon! (Brendon) Whoo! Fish on! Got another one! (Oh my god!) (This is crazy!) Oh, they're still here

Oh, they're still here On, on, on! Whoo! Oh hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!! Yeahhh babyyy! Ough! Yes! And another one! This Yozuri lure is the $#@!!!^ thank you Mystery Tackle Box! Yeah, this is my first time doing salt water kayak fishing, and um, that was freaking crazy! To be able to go out into the middle of that– that bird tornado! and then cast my lures into that bird vortex?! Whoo!! I'm still– my adrenaline is still going really hard right now, so, if I'm obnoxious it's because of that *Erin giggling* (Erin) It doesn't really get /much better than that /It doesn't get much better than that! Unless the fish were a little bigger! They're busting out there, we gotta follow them! Come on! *grunting* Fish on! Whoo-hoo! Quick release with this little single hook! This is why I love the Yozuri ones I've always got so much confidence in it Whoo! Fish on! Oh my god! This is f@#$% crazy! Whoo! Woah!!! Two at a time! That was crazy! (Got it) *Pppbt* Whoo!! One second they're here, next second they're gone This lure is the $#!@ ! This Yozuri Man It just works so well Mystery Tackle Box! Thank you for putting stuff like this in here! I mean, the Yozuri– this is one of my favorite brands of–of lures, and it's just got such great quality

Um, I'm glad that you guys have given me something like 2 or 3 of these already, um, in the past 3 boxes, you guys keep giving me Yozuris and it's really great Yeah Everything that you guys have given me works very well, um, and, uh, if you want your own Mystery Tackle Box, for yourself, I can get you guys a discount, um, just check the link below Did you have fun shooting that, Erin? Oh my gosh, yes Yes? We were surrounded by birds! Yeah, being surrounded by birds, like, in that bird vortex just every cast oh my god, that was awesome! I'm–I'm so pumped! And this is why I like lure fishing, it's– it's so adrenaline– there's so much adrenaline involved with lure fishing and Myster Tackle Box gave us this box and, um, and we're very grateful, thank you guys

There's so much adrenaline involved with lure fishing, and, Mystery Tackle Box gave us this box and um, and we're very grateful, thank you guys

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STATIC LURE FISHING Unusual Fishing Method You Don’t Know About🎣 / Unbekannte Angelmethode

This hier is fishing with a crankbait Stay tuned to learn more! Hey guys, how are you doing? Today we are going to share with you a very unusual method to catch predatory fish in a river on crankbait A bit of history first

Back in 1996 Tsetso started making his own lures that are now the Realwobbler lures, and he was fishing with them on the river And once he casted and casted but no fish was biting Eventually, he got tired and sat on the bank to have a short break He held the fishing rod and left the crankbait swimming in the swift current Suddenly and very unexpected a big catfish bit on his lure

A 30-minute fight followed and finally the catfish swam away with the crankbait But he gave a very good lesson to Tsetso He taught him a new method of catching predatory fish Tsetso started using it and was able to catch a lot of catfish, asp and chub this way We apply it today, and here's footage of how it works

– Kate, got caught! Go! – It's getting recorded! Come on! – Take the rod, I will record you – Okay, come on! – Take it out and pick it up! – Reel in! – Looks like a big one – She's not very strong – Bring her up! – Should I take her out now? – Pull her! – There – You have to go there and pull her

– I can take her out here – Don't break the rod! – I won't – She smashed it! – Should I pick her up this way or catch her by hand? – Go to the shore! – Unhook her now and release her back! – First we'll take a picture – Well done, Kate! – Good job! – Yes – Rather the lure and the rod holder did that

– Let's take a picture and return her – Come on! And back! – Hold her, do not let her go! – She's going – Nice – Well done, Kate! Is not that cool? This method is also very practical Guys, write in a comment under the video are you going to test it in your fishing? We are curious to find out

If you like the video, please give us a Thumbs up! Share it on your social networks with your fishing friends, so that they can benefit from it too Subscribe if you are new, Click the Bell to get notifications when we publish new videos! Stay tuned because new interesting videos are to come Thank you for watching, Tight Lines and until next Friday! Bye! The natural way of fishing

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Deeper Academy – How to roll cast when you are fly-fishing

Hey everybody, Shawn Holsinger here from Holsingersflyshopcom I shared before with you a casting tip about keeping your keeping your arm in while you're casting

One of the most important casts, and one of the most useful and easy cast you can learn, is a roll cast Everybody should know how to roll cast It was the way I was taught to fish thirty years ago Just simple roll cast You don't have to be fancy with it

And you can really shoot the line out there We're going to have the camera go behind me here, so, you can get a really good idea of how to do it One of the great things about roll casting is I can fish in tight areas If I was behind underneath this tree here I could get underneath this tree, with no back cast, I can cast it just about as far as I want to With no back cast and worry about getting stuck in the tree

So, let's get the camera behind me and I'm going to show you how to do it Okay, this is a very simple cast There's only a few keys to remember You want to keep your line on top of the water, so, it has less resistance coming up So you get a lot more left coming off the water

Another thing is, you're going to lift the rod straight up You can even hold it there I can cast from right here You don't have to have a back cast on this That's right there

So, we're just going to roll that line over The line is made, so it just rolls right over By line doing its job, it's going to roll over on its own So, we'll see how far I can roll cast this I can roll cast it almost as far as I can cast it overhand

And I can be pretty accurate with it too That's how simple the roll cast is And it's a tool that you need in your arsenal when you're out fly-fishing

2018: Top 3 Kinds of Fishing You Must Do

Oh, oh, oh! Here we go! Here we go! [Mike] Oh, it dropped, it dropped– So now we're going to be talking about the three fish I would recommend for this year, 2018, that you must try One, two, three, ~ Happy New Year! ~ Happy 2018

2017 was awesome Yeah, we did a lot, we did, like, a lot of weird product reviews, like the chum bucket rig, the self-setting rod, we broke a lot of stuff [Daniel] Oh!! OWHH! OW–OWHH! But 2018 is going to be even better because this year we're focusing on you guys, we want to help as many people as possible, hook up on their first fish, hook up on more fish, we want to help you guys get on some more fish this year

That's what we're focusing on We're also, we're primarily going to be focusing on beach fishing and salt water fishing this year Now, I understand that not everyone here is from the east coast, a lot of you guys are international, a lot of you guys are from the west coast, but a lot of these fishing methods will apply, it's-it's not– just because it's not the same fish doesn't mean the techniques won't work for the fish in your area Get your surf fishing rods and get ready 'cause this year's going to be awesome Today we're going to help you guys out by showing you three kinds of fish that we really think you should try targeting in this next coming year

Starting with #1 The bluefish [indistinct talking] Brendon's on it Now so long as you bring that baby up Whoo! (Whoohoo!!!) The bluefish are frikkin crazy Okay? Let me tell you, I know a lot of people call them junk fish but they are the #2 fish to catch, besides uh, stripers in this area right here Um, we caught a lot of bluefish in the Deleware Indian River Inlet, during the spring time last year, um, and that's in a few months coming up, um, so get your rods ready because the bluefish are coming soon, and they're pretty easy to catch, what you really need is something shiny, a little, shiny, metal lure, or a bucktail, or cut bait, bluefish are vicious, and they'll really hit anything that's in front of them, as long as it's either shiny or it smells like fish Biggest blue I think I've ever caught Ha ha ha! Alright, #2 So after the spring time, it's getting pretty hot, it's actually getting really hot out– Like, too hot for a lot of fish to bite

Yeah, like too hot for a lot of the big fish to be around, However, shark fishing is going to be really great this year, So, the summer heat, a lot of the sharks in Florida are real close in to the surf, and um, we discovered this last year, we were seeing so many sharks from the surf, um, that it was-it was just like shooting fish in a barrel So we were in Florida and we met these two dudes who who were pretty good at shark fishing, we had never shark fished before, and they showed us how to do it and it was frikkin awesome, and we want you guys to try this as well [Mike] There you go, there you go! Reel! Reel! Reel! Reel! There you go! Aaaargh!! [Mike] Reel! [Evan] No, no, no, no! [Mike] Reel! He got it, he got it, let him go, he got it, he got it There you go! Shark! [Brendon] What do I do!? Right! Go! Reel it, baby! Let's go! We got a shark on, baby! [Brendon] Aaargh!! We got a shark on! [Evan] No! No! Don't reel! Only reel if he come in! There you go, go! Follow him! Follow him, follow him! Follow him down the beach! There you go, baby! You've got a shark on! It feels like I'm hooked on to a small car right now and it's taking me for a ride The only chance I have is letting it fight and then reeling in the slack

When fighting big fish, it's a game of tug-of-war, if you pull too hard, the line will snap The shark is driving me down the beach, and towards the inlet [Mike laughing] Bring him in! [Evan] That's what we come to sebastian for [all laughing] Careful, careful! [Mike] Prrrr! [Evan] Yeah! There we go! We did it! Whoo! Our first blacktip! Now, the hard part about shark fishing is you need to have the right equipment, or a shark's power will literally strip your reel and snap your line So 1) Learn how to properly handle a shark so you don't hurt the shark and you don't hurt yourself

2) If you haven't done shark fishing ever before, go with someone else, preferably who has done shark fishing before, and 3) Make sure you have heavy, strong gear, because sharks are strong Let's put it back in How do you–how do you unhook this? Aaargh! Did it hit you in the nuts? It smacked him

It's alright, I feel these–I feel them a lot of times Just pull the nose up if you could Like this? You're good, you're good Oh, my god! Look at his teeth! Get that GoPro in there! Has anyone watching this ever caught a shark? Because this was our first time! Lax! Nice! Alright, hook's out Okay, let's get it back

Tail him back in Hold this Ready? Be careful, be careful! Get him out there into the surf! Get him out there into the surf! Okay, #3 The 3rd fish that I would recommend this year, is during the fall/ winter time, it's getting cold right after the summer, um, there's a fish called the Tog, or the blackfish, this fish is pretty fun to catch, it's honestly one of my favorite fishes to catch because the bite so frequently [Erin laughing] Yay

[Woah!] [Woah!] Sand fleas! Ha ha, hey Nice, look at that hookset! Let me see Perfectly Right through the cheek Wow

The hard part about tog fishing is not getting them to bite, but getting them up, because as soon as they bite your sand flea, they'll run themselves into-under a rock or they'll run themselves into the coral, and snag you up so what you really need is a fast reel and a powerful rod, a long rod that you can just yank them straight up and reel Check out our videos Okay, this is why I like using sand fleas It is they are very quick, you don't have to cut them up, you just take two of them put it on the hook one, two, you don't need to cut it and trim it, it's not messy, and it's a lot quicker

Ahhh, that was very fast Well, let's see if they bite Let's see which one gets more bites What the–? Aaargh, it snagged me up It was quick though! See? They're hiding–! They're hiding in, like under rocks, basically, they see the bait, they take it, and then they run back under the rock and snag you up

Erin! That's a big one! Come on, Brendon Aaaargh! Come on Oooh! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Don't! Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! Okay, I'm stopping, I'm stopping Come on! Come on! Tell me it's still there Still there? Uh huh

Ahhh! Don't let him get away, man! Woahh! Slob Huh? Slob Nice! Absolute slob That thing pulled hard, man! Absolute slob First hookset

I hooked it on the first bump, like you said, Gage Look! He would have gotten you snagged but your weight broke off So these 3 fish are just suggestions as to what you should try, I had a ton of fun catching these fish and I really think that these fish are are relatively easy to catch, you gotta put a little bit of time into it, but it's not, it's not something that's impossible to do, especially if you're on the east coast For those of you who are international or who are from not from the east coast, um, let us know what kind of fishing you do, a lot of these fishing methods that we talk about are not just for the east coast, and they're universal for all beaches around the world um, so just because we're talking about a fish that you haven't seen of heard of before, doesn't mean the techniques will not work in fact, I think that the techniques will still work all around the world Let us know the kinds of fishing that you like to do, are you primarily fishing on beaches? Do you fish– Where are you fishing? So our goal is not only to help you guys grow as fishermen but as influencers, there's a lot of people who are subscribed to our channel who have their own youtube channel, and they're trying their best to reach as many people and help them learn about fishing themselves, now, it's not an easy task, it's something that really requires a lot of thinking and a lot of strategy, um, so we have compiled together a free PDF to show you guys how to grow your own youtube channel and start influencing your own crowd and community for yourself

Yeah, that's what we're all about is getting people to go outside go explore so you can get this PDF that we created um, at the link below Yep, check the link below, you can get a free PDF if you really, really are serious about this and you've been thinking, "I really need to "explode my channel this year, I really want to explode my channel this year," we have a step-by-step guide that will take you through our entire process and um, it's really, really beneficial, if you're interested in creating yourown videos and really growing a big community, check out this step-by-step guide Thank you guys for watching, we love you guys, and we'll see you next week!

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Bream fishing on the Norfolk Broads – the only tackle you need

A bag or box full of fishing tackle Does look impressive and whilst it is good to have all situations covered, when it comes to catching bream on the Norfolk Broads you really don't need it Well, you don’t need loads of fishing Gear

There are some essential bits and pieces you do need and in my tackle bag, excluding the rods, reels, landing nets and unhooking mat I carry… Hooks I use our Kamasan animal hooks I have used this pattern of hook for several years, and whilst they may not to be strong enough for large carp they are more than good enough for the bream swimming around the Broads Barbed hooks are not only a pain to remove but also barbaric and cause untold damage, therefore I use barbless hooks only

I generally use size 10 hooks as this seems to match the size of hook baits I use Using size 10 hooks will also stop the nuisance fish devouring the bait before the bream can find it When I bottom fish for bream I hair rig the bait (either pellets or maize) and prefer to use mono line for a stiff hair Carp silk or braid will also work but I prefer to use mono At the end of the day it really doesn't matter if you use mono or braid as both will catch, so it is down to personal preference

There is nothing more frustrating than hook links that get all twisted and tangled up To over come this I use a barrel swivel on all of my rigs when bream fishing on the Broads Rather than faffing around throwing out balls and balls of ground bait, most of which will get washed down the river, I use cage feeders filled with high attract ground bait to get the bream over to my hook bait Using this size cage feeder means I don't need to fish with heavy line but can still load it up and whang everything out a fair distance when I need to There are times when it's nice to sit on the riverbank and stare at a float tip, and with the Locslide float I can do this

With the hook bait pinned on the river bed Locslide floats make float ledgering very easy, and whilst they may be expensive for a fishing float they are worth every penny using hair rigs should stop the bream from swallowing the hook too far, and I can usually take the hook out with my fingers That said, there are times when the bream get a bit too keen and swallow the hook, requiring the use of additional tools to remove it Disgorgers are no good in these situations and a pair of forceps will quickly and painlessly get the hook out When I go fishing for bream on the Norfolk Broads this is all I take with me and I never had that “oh I wish I had this or wish I had that” feeling

Rather than weigh yourself down with loads of unnecessary fishing tackle I think it's best to travel light when fishing the Norfolk Broads and that's how I fish it

Bass Facts and Myths (Scientific Truths You Need To Know) | Bass Fishing

Bob Lusk: And so, I asked him: what do you want me to talk about? He said, "Well, why don't you try to talk about some of the different myths" Now, I want to tell you where I come from

Everybody in this room can out fish me, I promise you can, but you ain't going to beat me raising those fish that you catch That's what I do My world comes from what goes on underneath the water I spent my entire life; I knew when I was 14 years old that I was going to make a living messing with fish I knew it

I didn't know how I didn't know where, but I knew that I was going to make a living jacking with fish After I got my degree in fisheries management and hung out a shingle, about that time, I'm from Texas, I live north of Dallas near Lake Texoma The year I went into business was the year that the state of Texas stopped giving away free fish for stocking the ponds Well, people started having to buy their fish

When they started having to buy their fish, they wanted to take better care of them because it used to they could stock a pond or lake, and it was good for four or five years and then it would begin to decline They could go in and Rotenone and kill all the fish, and the state would give them more free fish, so it was a pretty cool cycle from the late '50s through the '60s into the '70s, but in 1980 they stopped all that What's really cool is now there's an industry that is developing and focuses on taking care of private lakes and ponds I'm pretty fortunate because I get to go help take care of some really cool lakes I take care of a 125 acre lake in North Carolina that was built in 1835

It was built in 1835 with slave labor, mules, Fresnos, slips, they call them, and shovels to harness water to turn a grist mill To bring that into perspective for you young guys, 1835 was one year before Davy Crocket was killed in the Alamo It was ten years before Texas became a state It was an old lake, and I get to help nurture that lake and grow some really good fish in it Three weeks ago I was in wine country

Who would ever think someone in wine country in the Napa Valley in California would like to grow big fish, but they do People that have ponds and lakes are just as passionate about growing their fish and taking care of their fish as we all are about trying to bring one in on the business end of the rod and reel with our cheeks puffed up out I got a huge kick out of watching Glenn today He foul hooked about a eight pound catfish, fought it like Moby Whale, and he was giggling like a little girl I thought I was at a sleepover in the sixth grade, I did, and he was chuckling – hee, hee – and I thought, my gosh, I love it

This is so much fun, and then he tied into the sultan I don't know what this is, but it's this big I thought it was going to break his rod He caught a drum that almost weighed 11 pounds, huge fish And what is that? I don't know

I take it for granted I see this stuff all the time It's just so much fun He asked me to talk a little bit about some of the myths out there Keep in mind where I'm coming from

I'm coming from 30 years of lake design and studying fish and electro fishing boats and stocking ponds and draining ponds and seeing where those fish are It comes from putting structures in lakes that fish never use to structuring lakes that I thought they'd never use but you can't keep them off of it I couldn't tell you one thing about what should you tie on the end and throw into that structure, but I can pretty well tell you what's going to be there once I've studied that lake a little bit One of the myths I think out there is how does a fish get to be big? How does a fish get big? What does it take? I want to tell you the odds of that The odds of a large mouth bass to make double digits is probably one in 25 or 30 million fish that are hatched

One of the take home points I want to make sure that you get tonight is How many of you guys have caught the double digit large mouth bass? Okay, five of you I think that's outstanding

When I go out and electro fish a lake, the instant, and I've been doing this I'm 54, so I guess I've been jacking with fish 40 years Every time I see a double digit bass, I get a chill down my back, my heart rate picks up, and I revel in that moment because I know the odds that fish had to overcome to get to that size

First of all, it's got a 50-50 chance the day it's hatched that it isn't going to make it because it won't be a boy, it'll be a girl Males don't get that big The second thing is it's got to have the right genetics Just because a Florida bass spawns with another Florida bass doesn't automatically give those babies the gene pool or the genetics to be double digits Once the fish does have the genetics and it's a female, it's got to live long enough

996% of every spawned fish gets eaten before their first year Most of that happens in the first six to eight weeks; they get eaten The odds are astronomical Let's stay with this double digit bass

Who's caught the biggest double digit bass? Shout out a number 13? Anybody got a 13? Show me a 13 What? Seven and a half What's junior got? Audience Member: I got 147

Bob: Dude, you might as well quit fishing Let me tell you A 147 and somebody's got 11-1/2 Let me tell you that 14

7 could have easily been that 11 Let me tell you why You get past the genetics, and the fish has the genetic propensity, we know that Then, it's got to have something that it needs to eat every day A fish has so many heart beats, and when those heart beats are done, that fish is done

I can't tell you how many that is, but I know it's finite Fish live longer in the north because bass, I'm talking about, live longer in the northern part of the country because their heart rate is slower because they're cold-blooded so their metabolism slows down in cooler water

There's been bass live to be 22 years old documented in Illinois, but a 13 year old bass in Alabama or Louisiana, that's old It's got to have the genetic propensity It's got to be aggressive In other words, it's got to be on the prowl, on the hunt almost all the time Then, it's got to have the food chain available to it every day so that it can eat because a day missed of growth, you see it at the other end of that fish's life

If it doesn't grow now – a bass is going to grow its entire life until it gets to that point that it gets to its age where its heart beats are starting to wane It's going to start to deteriorate, and then it's going to die If it doesn't get the food that it needs in year two, three or four, it'll show up in year eight, nine, ten, eleven So, that 147 one I'm going to tell you is exceptional

This is my 30th year, and I haven't kept track, but I started thinking about it today a little bit I probably held 35 double digit bass in my career, but I'm messing with fish every day I was in my electro fishing boat, I think, nine times in the last six days before I came up here Saw, one double digit fish, a 102

The point I want to drive home is when you do get your hands on a double digit bass or you see one, give it the reverence that it deserves That fish has overcome astronomical odds to get to the very top of its food chain, and it rules the roost Now, is it smart? Nope If you ever dig into the head of a large mouth bass, even a ten pounder, its brain is not any bigger than that It doesn't have the frontal lobe and some of the side lobes that give it the ability to reason

A fish doesn't think; it reacts It's conditioned to its environment That ten pound bass, that 14 pound bass, grew up in that environment because it was able to condition to the environment, to the habitat, to what it has to eat every day and then survival For whatever reasons, a snake didn't get it A bigger bass didn't get it

I was talking with Bill Dance about a year and a half ago, and we were sitting in his office and just exchanging I love talking to that guy because what you see on TV is exactly what he is in person He's a practical joker He'll fall out of his chair, and just visiting with him, he asked me the question, "Bob, what do you think with the public, why aren't we seeing more double digit bass? It seems like in Florida you never hear about double digit bass", he said "Is that environmental? Is it a genetics issue? What's your opinion about that?" Keep in mind what I'm telling you is its opinions of what I have seen over 30 years of doing this

I said, "Bill, let me tell you, the very first thing that strikes me when you ask me that question is there's really two factions of anglers There's catch and release anglers, and I'm going to talk about that in a minute, and then there's those that aren't Sometimes, somebody might catch a bass that's a trophy for them and they don't understand they can weigh it, measure it, take photographs of it and get a replica They're going to take it and get it mounted That was the mentality quite a bit from the '70s, '80s, into the '90s

Even today I come across people that aren't willing to release a big fish because they want to get it mounted So, I said, "Here's something, Bill I studied this for a long time When I went to Texas A&M, in Fisheries Management 101 they did not teach me this I learned this on my own

" I said, "Bill, a four pound bass can't grow to six pounds in a skillet" You're supposed to laugh All right When a bass reaches three pounds, three and a quarter pounds, that fish has got a shot at getting into double digits Those 10 to 12 inch dinks, they don't stand much of a chance because there's too many of them fighting for the same food chain

Here's something that will help you How big was that bass that had the thread fin shad in it today? Glenn: About a pound, pound and a half, maybe Bob: I think it was a little bit bigger, a little bit, maybe Okay We didn't weigh that one, did we? Glenn: Yeah

No, we didn't Bob: Glenn caught a bass today that was, maybe, 14 or 15 inches long It had a six inch thread fin shad down its gullet When a bass reaches the size just under 17 inches, its mouth is big enough that it can eat a ten inch bass That's when its life changes

If a bass can quickly get to 17 inches, which is just a shade under three pounds, it stands a shot If it has the genetics, if it's aggressive and if it has the food chain, it's got a shot at making 10 pounds or 11 pounds or 147 The point that I want to make with you is that if you ever tie into a fish like that, treat it like you treated your date the first time you went out, the first time you dated your wife, the first time you dated your husband Treat that fish the same way

It deserves that respect because of what it's gone through to get there Now, I said: can it think? No, it can't It can't think We spend how many dollars, how much time trying to out think a fish that can't think That's one of my favorite things about this whole fishing thing is we try to outsmart a fish that isn't smart, technically but it survives

It can make it How does it do it? Does it learn to avoid lures? I think fish can receive negative reinforcement, just like they can receive positive reinforcement There's been studies done to try to figure out how long a bass can remember Fifteen minutes, that's it Fifteen minutes

You jerk its lips off, throw it in the boat You let it flop around a minute, take the hook out, throw it back, and 15 minutes later you can probably catch it again if it's got that propensity to strike How do they avoid lures? Well, it's not the natural food There are basically three kinds of strikes You guys know that

There's the feeding strike, the reaction strike, and what's the third one? Audience Member: Territory Bob: Territory That's it They're defending a zone Now, I'll tell you this

The bigger a bass gets, the more defensive it becomes, the more territorial it becomes I was talking to Big O last night, and he's found a place at Lake Fork where he can go that he says nobody knows about It's an underwater hump that people drive over every time they pass, they go from the marina They go across his fishing hole to get where they're going He found those fish, and he can go there every single time and catch fish at that same place, and they're all big fish

Once a bass hits about four pounds, they become territorial They get into zones, and that's where they stay because they rule the roost They can eat when they want They can chase away any smaller fish and they defend it So, they're conditioned to the food

They're conditioned to the area They don't like bare baby butt, smooth areas to hang out in They orient to structure every time They like to hang out and be in the same place, same time I electro fished in east Texas on Friday night, and I shocked up a bass that was probably four and a half pounds

It had a crappie in it that was 11 inches long I didn't take the crappie out I left that one this time, Keri, but I weighed and measured the fish, shot a photograph of it We carried around in the livewell for probably 45 minutes as we were collecting fish It was a 35-40 acre lake

We pulled up to the dock which was directly across the lake from where we picked that fish up We weighed and measured all the fish It was dark It was getting close to midnight, and we just released them right by the boat Well, the next morning we got back out there and started shocking again and went right back in that same area where we had shocked that fish and got it again

This time, the crappie was all the way down We saw the tail sticking out of its mouth the night before The next morning the tail was all the way down its gullet, but you could still see the spots on the tail So, that fish swam probably 400 yards to get right back where it was when we shocked it up I want to talk about catch and release

I remember the first time I met Ray Scott It was at a fishing show in Mesquite, Texas, outside of Dallas, and he was coming in with Earl Bentz to do a personal appearance and sell some books If any of you have been around Ray, you know that he's always selling something, and I love that guy What you see is what you get I could sit and listen to him talk about himself for hours and hours because he has done some amazing things and been to some amazing places

I walked up, and his books were 20 bucks, called "Bass Boss" I walked up to him I got in line I got my turn in line, and I had a $20 bill, and I stuck it out there He said, "You want to buy one of my books?" I said, "Yes, sir, I do

Would you sign it for me?" He says, "What's your name?" I said, "My name is Bob Lusk" He lays his pen down and he says, "The pond boss?" I thought, holy cow, how cool is this This guy knows who I am He says, "I love your magazine" I said, "Well, thanks a lot

" He says, "Don't you have a book out?" I said, "Yes, sir" He says, "How much is it?" I said, "Twenty bucks" So, he gave me my $20 bill back I went and got one of my books He signed his; I signed mine

We traded books, and I sat by him while he was signing autographs I decided the day I met you I wanted to ask you a question "Do you really believe – you're the guy that started catch and release" He said, "That's right" I said, "Do you really believe that?" He said, "I believe it in public lakes

" He said, "I think public lakes are pressured heavily, so if you don't have catch and release, you're going to lose the resource But he said, "In my lake, my 55 acre lake in Pintlala, Alabama, when somebody comes fishing over there, I tell them that I want the anglers to take out every bass under 15 inches" He said, "Then, when I think they've taken out enough, I double it and take out that may more" So, I said, "You and I are going to be friends" Let me tell you, catch and release is one of the tools that we use as fisheries managers

Now, I want to preserve the resource If I catch a bass or shock up a bass or get my hands on a bass that's 18 inches or bigger, I'm going to put that back in the lake because that fish can impact the rest of the fishery because it can eat those young dinks, 10 and 12 inch fish, that disrupt the lifecycle of so many ponds and lakes When you have a lake or a pond, it's almost like a garden You're going to grow plants You're going to grow animals, and at some point there's a bounty

If you don't harvest that bounty, that lake is going to lose its ability to produce the good quantities of quality fish So, catch and release is a great way to start It's a great way to handle large fish, but you've got to have slot limits in there at some point in time Slot limits are designed to allow us to harvest those overabundant fish of certain size ranges Those of you that have raised animals, anywhere from dogs to pigs to cattle, not all animals are raised the same

You get a litter of puppies, you're going to have the runt, you're going to have the most aggressive one They're going to have different personalities They're going to grow at different rates Fish do the same thing Even when you have a brand-new lake that you just stock, by the third year you're going to see the growth rates are totally different

I electro fished a lake that I got to design for a family out of Dallas Oh, this lake is in its fifth year, starting its fifth year So, it's four years old We electro fished about 120 bass in that 50 acre lake The largest group weighed six and a half to just under nine pounds at four years of age, but their siblings, some of them were still 13, 14 and 15 inches long

And the young fish that were hatched three years ago are about that same size or even bigger That tells me now that there's a slot of fish right in the middle of that population that needs to be harvested Slot limits are integral tools that lake managers use to be able to harvest the bounty of the fish What we have to figure out is what's the bounty? Like when I'm talking to a landowner, I'm going to ask, "What are your goals?" Johnny Morse, "Johnny, what are your goals?" Well, I'm going to grow the biggest fish on the planet All right

Do you want any quantity fisheries? I'll fire you if you say yes He wants to grow big fish, but on the other hand at my house I've got eight ponds on my little 12 acre parcel of land, and the main thing I want is I've got a nine year old grandson, a four year old grandson and a little granddaughter that will be a year old in July I want those kids to come out and catch fish every single time they put a hook in the water, which means I'm homing in on bluegill and a wide range of sizes of largemouth bass I've got a catfish pond The little nine year old spent the night with us two weeks ago, Glenn

I took him down and I said, "Ethan, you want to go catch some fish?" He says, "You bet, poppa" So, I put him in the Gator We drove down and got a bucket and two fishing poles The feeder was going to go off down there in about 15 minutes, and that little fart caught two channel catfish, two and a half pounds, three pounds, and he fed the family that night I brought him back up

He fished for 30 minutes You should have seen the look on his face We skinned those catfish He wanted to see the heart We cut the heart out and he watched it beat as I was filleting the rest of the fish

The goals that we set help determine what the limits are of the fish that we take out Now, in public lakes you guys fish on mostly, I feel bad for some of the state agencies because they're limited to their biology management by politics and enforcement They have to set laws that the game wardens can enforce When they set some of these slots that don't apply, and you guys know that, when you go out there's lakes where you're catching fish that are just inside the slot or just outside the slot You know in your heart that that lake is overcrowded with bass, and some of them need to come out

They're constrained by regulations and by enforcement issues, but in the private sector we're not I'll never forget; this is probably 15 years ago I took my electro fishing boat I had an intern working for me He was a young guy, a student at Stephen F

Austin State University in east Texas, and he was working for me for the summer I took him out electro fishing to this really big lake that I'd been taking care of, about a 600 acre lake We were just catching oodles and gobs of 10 to 12 inch bass The lake committee, as we got through weighing and measuring the fish for the first round, they said, "Do you think this is going to be indicative of the rest of the lake?" I said, "You know what? I've been working this lake for three or four years It's been this way for years

" And so, they huddled and they said, "Well, you've been telling us to take some fish out I said, "You need to" He said, "Well, why don't you keep all the bass that you catch that are under 15, 14 inches, whatever you think, and we'll fillet them at the end of the day" I said, "You go get you some coolers" Well, they brought back five coolers, and we filled them up

" I mean, we were busy, dipping these fish up, putting them in the livewell, taking them back, weighing them, measuring them, documenting the fish and then putting them in the coolers These guys were going to have a big fish fry for the lake committee and see if they could make a few dollars to buy some forage fish for this lake It was hot; we were tired On the way back home, that intern was quiet He was usually real talkative

In a minute, I said, "Ryan, are you okay?" He says, "Yeah, I can't believe you told those people to eat those fish" He said, "I've been raised on catch and release You've got to throw the little ones back so that they can grow up" He says, "I've always looked at the bass as like eating the family dog" That's a myth

That lake, for their management goals, fish need to come out I want to impart with you that every fishery has some bounty at some point, and our jobs, as the biologist, are to figure out what that bounty is and then encourage you guys to take it Catch and release in the public lake, love it, except for it doesn't need to happen, especially in some of the smaller public lakes that you fish Glenn asked me: why don't you talk a little bit about fish kills Well, if you don't harvest the bounty of fish, especially in a smaller body of water, nature does it for you

At some point when the fishery becomes overcrowded, and I've seen it happen with wholesale die-offs of fish I've seen it happen with partial die-offs of fish I've seen it happen with species of fish, like gizzard shad are notorious I've seen gizzard shad die off every year somewhere, and then in the summer time, especially when people have managed a lake and they have fed fish food to the catfish and to the blue gill, but they don't harvest any fish At some point the carrying capacity of that lake is exceeded, and the water quality begins to deteriorate

When that happens, nature is going to spank us There's going to be a fish kill I don't investigate a lot of fish kills that are human caused Most of them are caused be cause of a lack of understanding or a mismanagement of that fishery Overfeeding or overstocking or pushing the envelope or a classic case is a turnover where the water quality starts to deteriorate just a little bit in the summer time

Especially where I live in tornado alley, we might get a vicious storm in late June that has golf ball size hail, and the water is already stratified by that time You've got a warm water layer sitting on top of a cold layer of water, and when the hail hits that water and the rain hits that upper layer and cools it to the same temperature as the bottom, they mix Well, that bottom layer of water has been down there long enough It has no oxygen It's picking up everything that's coming out of those fish and decaying organic matter

There are water quality issues, and then when that lousy water mixes with that top layer, there's a fish kill Fish kills typically are nature's corrections I'll never forget a guy back in, I guess, '85, '86, through there somewhere He called me, and he was almost in tears He said, "I've had a fish kill

" I said, "Well, talk to me about it" So, he explained to me how he had stocked it right, and he fed his fish This was the fifth year of his lake or his pond It was about five acres, if I remember right What I remember is that he was so upset that he was choking

He had to stop two or three times and regain his composure I ran out there, and I looked at it I said, "You know what? These are all your big fish Do you have any small fish?" He said, "Well, I did" I said, "Well, you still do

" What happened was those fish died I had him go ahead and take them out and bury them which was a chore At least, he had a front end loader on a tractor, but I'll tell you something Eighteen months later that pond was in better shape than it was at the time that it died He had more fish growing faster in two years after that fish kill because nature made a correction

Nature got rid of a bunch of those bigger fish which were getting older, and now the younger fish that were there had more room and had more opportunities, and they grew really well By about the third or fourth year, he was pretty happy with it again, but he started to aerate his pond He bought an aeration system to aerate it, which helped him take care of the water Larry asked me to talk about What don't you say something about multiple spawns? There's a myth out there about: will bass only spawn once? There's a myth that says they won't hybridize Clear that up Let me tell you what I know about multiple spawns Female large mouth bass, as soon as they deposit their eggs and their ovaries are empty, they start to develop eggs for next year, immediately after that

When they go off after they've spawned, they go out and they start to feed and start to redevelop those eggs Now, what's really cool, during my electro fishing studies over the years, I would see little bitty bass sometimes in Texas in April, and then by about May they were six or seven inches long but I didn't see any more little bitty bass June would come around, and I'd see it again Well, what I began to learn and figured out was – and there's been a couple of university studies that back up what I'm going to tell you – is that largemouth bass have one set of eggs, but they will spawn several times, especially the big fish Here's why

Say, you have a double digit female at 147, she's not going to lay all her eggs at the same time because they're not mature at the same time She wants to lay viable eggs that can be fertilized and carry on the species All of her eggs don't mature at the same time, so the eggs that are viable doing the first phase of the spawn, she'll lay Now, an old, old fish farmer that I met in 1980 told me this, and I've loved it

I've always remembered it, and by golly it's true He says largemouth bass are going to spawn the first full moon after bull frogs start to croak I love that Well, it just so happens that bull frogs come out of their hibernation phase when the water temperature hits about 58, 59 degrees Largemouth bass do spawn in cycles of the full moon, so as soon as that water temperature hits 58-60, you'll see those young buck bass beginning to build their nests, and then when the females are ripe, he'll bump one in there and she'll lay her eggs that are viable

He'll fertilize them sideways She'll come in; he'll bump her The eggs will start coming out He'll turn sideways and dispense his milt and fertilize those eggs, and he'll bundle them up in a nest, and then he'll go look for another female He may get three or four females to spawn in that nest, and then he'll incubate those eggs, and when they hatch, it just so happens we're coming into the second phase or the next phase of the full moon

The next line of spawning occurs when those bigger fish that didn't spend all their eggs will come in, and then they'll go again, and they'll spawn a second time And then, sometimes they'll spawn a third time Now, I'm talking about largemouth bass Different species of fishes have different methods of spawning which leads me to the other question Larry said: why don't you talk a little bit about hybridization

Does that occur? Well, one of the things I love I love God I love Jesus I love the plan I just can't tell you how much fun it is to go out there and observe it and study it

God has a very cool plan when it comes to fish To keep them from hybridizing, he has them spawn at different depths at different temperatures and different zones A gizzard shad, for example, spits its eggs out of the vent, and they're fertilized and they wish them luck and they go on A thread fin shad though spawns at daylight where a gizzard shad may do it in the middle of the afternoon A thread fin shad will go along the shoreline and stick its eggs on grass so they don't hybridize

Now, on occasion I do find in managed lakes where there has been some hybridization going on There's one guy that comes onto my website at pondbosscom who has studied our website, called guys probably for four or five years Then, he built his own pond, about a quarter of an acre, in his back yard in the city limits of Phoenix, Arizona, the desert He fills it up with a garden hose coming out of the irrigation ditch, going through the processing plant

He's buying his water to fill up this pond They do that in the desert His pond is lined and what his thinking was part of what I preach, 90% of the fish live in 10% of the water, and you've got to figure out where they are Once you find them, then you throw something out and you make them hit Well, he took that philosophy and says, well, what I'm going to do is get rid of that 90% they don't use

I'm going to make this whole pond totally a habitat for these fish Well, he stocked some largemouth bass, some blue gill He stocked somesmall mouth bass as fingerlings, and one day he sent me an email, and he had a picture of a fish He said, "I don't have any idea what this is" I emailed him right back

I said, "Dude, that's a meanmouth bass That's a cross between a smallmouth and a largemouth In order for fish to hybridize, there's got to be something that happened at that instant in time that brought the habitat, the temperatures, the photo period for those to get together for those fish at the same time Where I see hybridizing occurring naturally on occasion is between sunfish If you're going to see a mean mouth bass, somebody did that in a lab

The hybrid striper, that don't happen out here That happened in a lab under artificial situations Nature, for e most part, doesn't allow hybridization because it won't allow that species to carry on as to what it is I don't know how long I've talked, but you guys are a great audience Those are the things that I wanted to cover, but I also wanted to leave some time for you guys to ask some questions

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Bream fishing on the Norfolk Broads – the only tackle you need

A bag or box full of fishing tackle Does look impressive and whilst it is good to have all situations covered, when it comes to catching bream on the Norfolk Broads you really don't need it Well, you don’t need loads of fishing Gear

There are some essential bits and pieces you do need and in my tackle bag, excluding the rods, reels, landing nets and unhooking mat I carry… Hooks I use our Kamasan animal hooks I have used this pattern of hook for several years, and whilst they may not to be strong enough for large carp they are more than good enough for the bream swimming around the Broads Barbed hooks are not only a pain to remove but also barbaric and cause untold damage, therefore I use barbless hooks only

I generally use size 10 hooks as this seems to match the size of hook baits I use Using size 10 hooks will also stop the nuisance fish devouring the bait before the bream can find it When I bottom fish for bream I hair rig the bait (either pellets or maize) and prefer to use mono line for a stiff hair Carp silk or braid will also work but I prefer to use mono At the end of the day it really doesn't matter if you use mono or braid as both will catch, so it is down to personal preference

There is nothing more frustrating than hook links that get all twisted and tangled up To over come this I use a barrel swivel on all of my rigs when bream fishing on the Broads Rather than faffing around throwing out balls and balls of ground bait, most of which will get washed down the river, I use cage feeders filled with high attract ground bait to get the bream over to my hook bait Using this size cage feeder means I don't need to fish with heavy line but can still load it up and whang everything out a fair distance when I need to There are times when it's nice to sit on the riverbank and stare at a float tip, and with the Locslide float I can do this

With the hook bait pinned on the river bed Locslide floats make float ledgering very easy, and whilst they may be expensive for a fishing float they are worth every penny using hair rigs should stop the bream from swallowing the hook too far, and I can usually take the hook out with my fingers That said, there are times when the bream get a bit too keen and swallow the hook, requiring the use of additional tools to remove it Disgorgers are no good in these situations and a pair of forceps will quickly and painlessly get the hook out When I go fishing for bream on the Norfolk Broads this is all I take with me and I never had that “oh I wish I had this or wish I had that” feeling

Rather than weigh yourself down with loads of unnecessary fishing tackle I think it's best to travel light when fishing the Norfolk Broads and that's how I fish it