Archive for the ‘Just Plain Weird’ Category

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Fish Love, Is it Wrong?

June 7th, 2011

NBA star Gilbert Arenas is a noted fish lover – he built a home with three major fish tanks for his shark collection. The biggest one is 10,0000 gallons. Reportedly the retail price of tanks alone would have been about a half million bucks. One of them even has an area with a couch built [...]

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The Heat Is On!

June 6th, 2011

I haven’t heard from Dave in a while, so I figure he’s either pitching himself as a replacement for Oprah or else working on the first draft of his script for “The Hangover 3” (the boys get into some wild stuff on Erie). Unless he’s been knocked out in Thailand, though, there’s a good chance [...]

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The Sign of a Pro Angler

May 24th, 2011

This is a very funny and true article by my buddy and outdoor writer Andy Whitcomb from www.takemefishing.org Here in north central Oklahoma, this is Cowboy Country. Not just because of the influence of the university  but also in history. In fact, when I am not scribbling thoughts on paper, I actually work along side [...]

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You can’t go home again, or can you?

May 13th, 2011

For years, they called it “localitis,” said that a tour-level angler fishing on his home turf couldn’t win. Last year the Elite Series went to California and a Virginian (John Crews) won. Shortly thereafter they traveled back across the continent to Virginia and a Californian (Skeet Reese) took home the title. Too bad they couldn’t [...]

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Basshemian Rhapsody

May 3rd, 2011

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide No escape from reality –Queen Sorry to go Barone on you with the lyrics pull, but sometimes it just seems to fit. My questions for you this week, faithful readers, are whether you play Fantasy Fishing and, if so, how do you [...]

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More from the nasty sea creature files

April 27th, 2011

Do you have a tube bait big enough to imitate one of these things? More importantly, would you reach your arm into the water to retrieve your $20 Japanese crankbait if you knew some of these lived nearby? The Lions Mane Jellyfish have tentacles 50 meters long. Let me repeat that – 50 meters. And [...]

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A Different Way of Measuring Fish?

April 21st, 2011

Do we judge largemouth bass tournaments by which fish has the largest mouth? Are smallmouths graded by the number of vertical bars? What about walleyes – do you get more points if they’re more wall-eyed? Of course not. In most cases, we grade our fish on pure poundage. But those saltwater guys are a bit [...]

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Like a Sturgeon….Caught for the Very First Time

April 15th, 2011

Rumors are flying around about a supposed 12-foot long, 1,000 pound plus sturgeon that was reportedly hooked last week in California. Remember that big salmon you caught last summer? If true, this sucker weighed 20 times as much. What about Paul Elias’ record-setting catch on Falcon Lake 3 years ago? This freak of the deep [...]

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More Potty Humor

April 7th, 2011

Ok, this is the second blog entry in a row dealing with New Zealand, but it just so happened that there’s another story fresh off the wire that caught my attention. This one reads: “Great Fishing in Pupuke.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/east-bays-courier/4853294/Great-fishing-in-Pupuke Given the fact that my sense of humor is slightly less refined than that of your [...]

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Number Two is Number One

April 6th, 2011

How do you keep unwanted invaders off of your best fishing spot? If they’re other anglers, perhaps you can play the “I was here first” card or recruit a surly and menacing WWE wrestler as a partner. If the competition is wildlife, however, you have to take another route. Generally, pulling out a firearm and [...]

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How To Be A Pro Angler?

March 31st, 2011

OK so one of the most popular emails I get every week is from people asking how do they become a pro angler. While that is not a very easy question to answer. Check out this video from my buddy & You Tube super star Ed Bassmaster were he along with the help of Bassmaster [...]

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He Saved Our Plastic Worms, Expensive Musky Baits & Flip Flops

March 30th, 2011

When it comes to recognizing the people who make the sport of fishing great, we’re all over the big guns. But sometimes we forget about the “little guys” who make a solid difference in our day-to-day angling lives. After all, who knows the name of the inventor of the Vienna Sausage or the foot-controlled trolling [...]

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Dude Come Over And Check Out My Megalodon!

March 25th, 2011

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas is going to be selling one of the coolest pieces of fishing swag ever- A MEGALODON JAW! Man I SOOOOOOO wish I had an extra $700,000 laying around I would totally love to buy this for my man cave! The jaw set is composed of 182 fossil teeth, some over [...]

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What Do You Call Big Fish ????

March 24th, 2011

Toad-zilla, Franken-fish, Finned Freak of Nature, Shaq-Daddy-Super-Bass, Bass-Squatch, Geepers Creepers look at the Peepers on that Swamp Donkey, Boom-Shakakalaka G-G-G-G-G-G-Giant Bass. These are just a few of the things I have said in the last month or so on stage. Ok so for the long time viewers of Facts of Fishing THE SHOW some of [...]

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Thanks, Aerosmith!

March 9th, 2011

The Orange County Register reports that despite a tough economy, business at California fly shops is booming. The catalyst this time is not A River Runs Through It, but it is the result of pop culture – specifically the fact that “chicken plumage” is currently much in demand for feathery hair extensions among en vogue [...]

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Flip Me Baby One More Time

March 4th, 2011

If you’ve already kissed Madonna on national television, how do you top that? For Louisiana native Britney Spears, the answer is obvious — take the family fishing! The former teen star, who seems peachy keen normal when placed next to contemporary Lindsay Lohan, and absolutely angelic when compared to Charlie Sheen, may have gotten some [...]

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Super Musky Man

March 1st, 2011

Ok so a few months ago we had a little contest on our Facebook Fan Page looking for the craziest Facts of Fishing fan. The winner won a trip fishing with yours truly. Well, I was truly blown away with all the great and creative pictures, video, songs and even poems that people submitted. I [...]

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Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

February 24th, 2011

Just a few days before KVD captured the attention of the fishing world by amassing a paltry 69 pounds of bass over 3 days (that’s fifteen fish) in Lousiana, Kenny Williams managed to capture a 327 pound gar in neighboring Mississippi. He didn’t catch it with conventional sporting equipment (unless his net was painted Sexy [...]

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Making an Entrance

February 15th, 2011

Just picking a theme song to ride into the Classic weigh-in is sooooo 2010. Did you watch the Grammys last night? Our boys in New Orleans need to take a couple of hints from the world of pop culture. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see Paul Elias pop out of an egg, just like his [...]

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Does Size Matter?

February 11th, 2011

Does Size Matter? By Pete Robbins Yesterday’s top feature on BassFan pointed out that Mike McClelland is 5 foot, 7 inches tall. I’m glad they didn’t list him as 5’7” and 3/8, or some such nonsense. That type of excessive precision has always seemed to me to demonstrate insecurity, like the kid who proclaims himself [...]

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Fishing For Marshmallow’s ?

February 4th, 2011

Ok so one of my outdoor writer buddy’s Andy Whitcomb sent me this blog he did for Pro Anglers Journal and all I have to say is WOW. I have seen a bunch of off-the-wall angler gifts in my life but this one is one that I (and my kids) have to get. Just about [...]

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Hillbilly Ice Fishing

February 2nd, 2011

OK I just want to openly state that we at Facts of Fishing World Wide Headquarters do not encourage or condone what these dudes are doing in this video. But we do find it funny and hey you have to give it to them – that sure beats drilling a hole with a rusty old [...]

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You Know It’s A Big Fish When…

February 1st, 2011

OK so we have all known Bass anglers that have bragged about catching a bass so big that they can fit their fist in it’s mouth. Well, this dude seems to be taking things to a whole new level! He catches cat fish so big he can jam his whole head in their yap! However [...]

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What Not To Wear!

January 28th, 2011

Well my big debut as the new Bassmaster Classic & Bassmaster Elite Series emcee on ESPN is coming up in just a few weeks.  I am really amazed by just how much press this gig has gotten me! The crazy thing is I have not even started the job yet; I hope I don’t suck! [...]

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Fish On!!!

January 25th, 2011

OK so every single group of  buddy’s that have ever hit the water together have pulled this prank at one time or another. But these guys caught it on camera and posted it online. Here is a fishing Punk ‘d that even Ashton Kutcher (who we have heard fishes) would be proud of. fishing – [...]

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