Monday, June 20, 2016

Girl plucks massive catfish out of lake with her bare hands

While some people opt to use a line, hook, rod and reel when fishing, this girl did away with it all and impressively caught a massive catfish by using just her bare hands.

In video footage of the incredible catch, a girl called Hannah is seen submerging herself into a muddy lake for several seconds. She then comes out with a big smile on her face as she tosses the large catfish over her shoulder with most of her arm inside its mouth while the other is in its gill.  The girl flashes a big grin and is heard cheering after making the catch using the daring method called noodling, which is when flathead catfish are caught by hand.

During the process, noodlers wave their arms around in a catfish hole and if all goes according to plan, the fish will latch onto the arm as a defensive measure and the noodler can bring the fish in. The arm-as-bait method means the sport is not for the faint hearted.

(Catfish have only tiny teeth)


1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

This has been going on for awhile, been on TV too.
The problem with Noodling for fish is that snapping turtles could be in one of the holes you stick your hand in, there goes your fingers.

Jan 22, 2008 - Uploaded by VicVega
A couple of rednecks catching gigantic catfish barehanded.

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