Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Reels in a 63-Pound King Salmon

Can't say I always agree with her politics (there's a reason they call them wildlife refuges, not oil well refuges) but wow, that's a big fish. And I have to give Senator Murkowski some conservation credit since she caught this monster king salmon as part of a benefit fundraiser to preserve habitat along Alaska's Kenai River. So as one angler to another, nice catch Senator! See the photo of the 63-pounder.

Amazing Fishing Video - Bombardment by Fish!

This is easily one of the most astounding and hilarious things I've ever seen - two guys in a boat in Brazil, who don't even look like fishermen (there's not a rod in sight), cruising along at night and shining a spotlight across the waterway they're navigating. And suddenly, probably attracted by the light, there are fish flying through the air on all sides. Within a few minutes they have a boatful. If only fishing were this easy - though to be honest the whole episode looks a bit dangerous as well. A hurtling 2-pound fish to the eye wouldn't be much fun. It truly has to be seen to be believed, so sit back and enjoy the piscine pelting: Crazy Nocturnal Airborne Fish Video on Yahoo!

(Kudos to anyone who can identify what kind of fish those are as they're flying by.)