Kayak Fisherman Catches Unbelievable Monster
Which one of us has not hopped in a kayak and paddled out to the middle of a lake, or pond, in search of a good catch? There is nothing like a good day fishing from your kayak. It is refreshing, serene, and puts you at one with nature. At least, that is what I tell my wife so I can get out of the house. I just love to go kayak fishing. Yet, I have never had a day on the water end up like this fellow here. His day of fishing is about to get a whole lot more interesting.
Can You Guess What Lurks Beneath the Kayak?
Initially, he does what we all do, send a cast into the lake in search of fish. His line gets snagged, and he begins to do what most of us would… pull and twist in an effort to get it free. It’s amazing that as far as we have come with sport fishing, a simple rock, or tree branch underwater, can still ruin a perfectly good cast.
You would think we would’ve been able to come up with some sort of fishing rig to combat this, but mother nature always seems to own us with tree limbs and rocks under the surface. I guess you can’t fault her, though. After all, we are pulling her bounty from the water so it’s only natural to expect backlash every once in a while. Yet, sometimes she serves up her revenge in the most unusual way.
Sometimes she just goes all out. What started off as a snag for this guy turns into something completely unexpected. After pulling, and pulling… and then pulling some more, we g
Sometimes she just goes all out. What started off as a snag for this guy turns into something completely unexpected. After pulling, and pulling… and then pulling some more, we get a glimpse of what is really on the other end of the line.
I would give you three guesses, but you would never come close to figuring out what he caught. The best hint I could give you would give it away, but let’s just say it’s not a fish. In fact, it’s not anything even close to a fish.
More Monstrous Than Moby Dick
I will say that it does have more arms than you, and me and another friend put together. You get it now, don’t you. That clue was your aha moment. This guy has an octopus snagged on the other end of his line. It’s a young one, but active as you can see. It is a beautiful color, too. You can tell the fisherman is quite surprised, and doesn’t really know how to respond. The reasons for this could be quite varied. As it happens, they are on the open water in northern Washington. Catching an octopus here is highly illegal. I’m not exactly sure why, but it probably has something to do with the fact that they are considered to be endangered in certain parts of the world. At any rate, you can not keep an octopus once it’s firmly attached to the end of your line in the state of Washington. You have to go to China for that sort of thing. Yet, he might be unsure of how to respond for another reason entirely. Answer me this, How do you get it off? Cutting the line is not an option. The hook that remains could fester and create a sore. It could end up making the octopus sick, or worse, cause death. Yet, hauling him into the kayak and trying to remove the hook yourself is probably not the smartest thing to do either. That thing would be more handsy than you were with your girlfriend on prom night. Your girlfriend was lucky. She only had to deal with two hands; you have to deal with eight arms filled with row after row of suction cups. Once those cups stick, they are hard to get off, and there is ultimately the beak of the octopus to deal with. You don’t want that thing chomping on you, I would imagine it’s not fun.
A Cliffhanger for an Ending
So, where this tarts is where we leave our two non-assuming fishermen. They have to deal with an octopus on the end of their line, and we don’t know how they do it. I would venture to think that they were successful at removing the creature or we would not have this footage. Yet, part of me wishes they would have shown the hook removal. If a fight broke out in a kayak between a fisherman and an octopus, that would be a blockbuster hit.