You Won’t Believe What This Fishing Captain Discovers When He Eats A Lizardfish!

Ever tried eating lizardfish?

Considered one of the top “inshore junkfish” (up there with catfish and puffer fish), most anglers hate reeling up lizardfish.

And I’ve certainly never seen anyone keep one to eat it.

But Captain Brant in Northwest Florida loves trying new fish.

He recently tried mullet roe, needlefish, and saltwater catfish.

So are you wondering how the lizardfish tastes?

I won’t ruin it for.

Let’s just say it shocked the heck out of me.

Florida might have fewer lizardfish after enough anglers seen this video…

Enjoy.

To learn more about Captain Brant, click here.

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Is This The Ultimate Fishing Drone? Waterproof, Fish Finder, Camera, And Bait Dropper!

I spend some time every week looking for cool new products on Kickstarter, and this week I came across the “AguaDrone.”

Sound familiar?

It sure did to me.

I did a quick search for “Aguadrone” on Salt Strong, and low behold, this blog post popped up from a year ago.

Turns out that the father-son team that created AguaDrone did their first Kickstarter crowd-funding attempt a year ago and they weren’t able to raise enough money (which happens a lot. It’s also how decent products get great).

So Daniel Marion and his dad went back to the drawing board to not only improve the first generation of the AguaDrone, but to make it amazing.

And from what I can tell, they did a pretty stand-up job (although I have not actually used the product yet).

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Not only is the AguaDrone waterproof, but it can take off and land in both freshwater and saltwater!

Here are a few things this latest generation AguaDrone can do:

  • Waterproof – can take off and land in both freshwater and saltwater
  • Has the ability to send sonar images to your phone just like a fish finder
  • It can take up to 2 pounds of bait out and drop it off in your honey hole
  • Films in HD (underwater and above water)

What do you think?

Is this the ultimate fishing drone?

Let us know in the comments and head over to the AguaDrone Kickstarter campaign to see how they are doing.

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Backwards Reverse Boat Launch Captured On Film!

Can’t back your boat down?

No problem.

Just find a beach with hard sand, a gradual slope, and a truck that does well in waste-deep water…

Not exactly sure why you would ever go head first in with your truck, but I sure am glad someone captured it all on film.

I just wish we could see how he gets the boat back on the trailer.

Think he goes back in head first?

Either way, enjoy.

Note: I’m not exactly sure what this form of launching a boat is called, but the first thing that came to my head was “backwards reverse” because it confused me just thinking about it…

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This Angler Accidentally Hooks A 1,000+ Pound Great White On His Fly Rod!

Imagine going out in your 15-foot boat and accidentally hooking into a 1,000+ pound shark that just happens to be a great white!

Well, that is exactly what happened to angler/surfer Kameron Brown and his buddy Bobby Harrison earlier this week in California.

The two were out trying to hook into some tuna and other inshore pelagics when they came across a “huge black blog” right under the boat.

Here are the notes from Kameron’s video:

“Whale? Mola? What is that? I just about fainted when I saw what we thought to be a 1000 lb Mako Shark, swimming 3 feet under our boat. Didn’t even think twice and set my rod down, grabbed the GoPro, and started filming. I had never seen a Mako Shark this big in my life and never thought I’d ever have the chance to see something of this size, especially being about 10 miles off of my daily surf spot, San Onofre.

Bobby and I were freaking out, unsure of what to do. We put the boat in gear and moved away from the fish and just as we started moving, my fly line starts zipping through the guides and finally stops at the reel. I picked up the rod in fear of me hooking the kelp paddy that would inhibit us from fleeing this beast until all of a sudden my reel started screaming. Absolutely screaming…… We couldn’t help but think that the fish would do an ariel jump and land in our 15’ boat and sink us/eat us!

The fish was burning drag for the next five minutes until the 20lbfluorocarbonn finally broke….
We came home and checked the footage and to our surprise, the 1000 lb Mako Shark, that scared the crap out of us, was actually a 1500 lb Great White Shark…..

I think the craziest part of it all is that we had no intention of hooking the shark nor were we targeting any species of shark! 20b Fluorocarbon had no match for this beast!”

Pretty crazy!

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How A Fisherman (That No One Has Ever Heard Of) Was Paid $119,341 To Catch Fish This Year!

How would you like to get paid six figures to catch fish?

Well, one angler did just that.

In fact, here is how much this anonymous angler (the state won’t release names) has been paid for catching pikeminnows over the last 7 years according to Oregon Live:

2010: $81,366
2011: $71,470
2012: $77,238
2013: $76,478
2014: $73,698
2015: $100,453
2016: $119,341

Yep, this angler has been paid over $600,000 since 2010 for catching pikeminnows.

How?

Well, there is a Pikeminnow Sports Rewards Fishery Program that was set up to protect salmon (pikeminnows eat salmon eggs), and each pikeminnow caught and given to the state (over a certain size) is worth anywhere from $5 t0 $8.

And apparently, one angler has figured out how to catch these pesky fish better than anyone.

Pretty wild!

Now if we can just get the state of Florida to pay us $5 per lionfish…

Check out more on this program by watching the video below.

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CCA Florida Releases New Video About Everglades & Big Sugar Water Quality Issues. Thoughts?

With one of the most active private Facebook Fishing Groups on the Internet (The Salt Strong Fishing Tribe), it seems that not a week goes by that someone isn’t posting about the water issues we are having in Florida.

From “Big Sugar,” to algae blooms, to Lake O, to red tide, to Save the Everglades, there is a ton of conflicting information and a lot of finger pointing going on.

And we have a right to be angry.

What we are witnessing today in Florida is a mix of water mismanagement, abuse, greed, and bad decisions that have taken place over the last couple of decades.

I was glad to see the CCA put this video together as it is the first attempt that any group or association has taken to show just how complex and big of a situation this is.

Did you know that there was a possibility that all of the Big Sugar land could be purchased by 2020?

Check it out and let us know your thoughts.

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Watch These Two Dolphin Chase Down And Capture Mullet In Tampa!

One of the coolest parts about having a drone on the boat is being able to see what’s going on in the water from a bird’s perspective.

Check out this sweet drone footage from Rowdy Trouty that he captured recently in Tampa Bay.

Those mullet didn’t stand a chance!

Crazy how fast these dolphin can turn on a dime.

No wonder the inshore bite shuts down when these guys enter the scene.

Enjoy.

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102-Year Old Female Angler Tells Story Of Leaving Her Husband To Win A Rod And Reel!

Got to love hearing about a 102-year old that still goes out and wets a line.

Not only that, she’s been fishing for longer than most of us have been alive!

Meet Margaret Renner, a 102-year old from Montana that has been fishing pretty much her entire life.

When asked why she believes she has lived so long, here was her response:

“That’s why I think I’m living so long, because I’ve eaten a lot of fish.”

And the biggest cardinal sin for Margaret…

It’s losing a fish…

This quote from the Missoulian on Margaret sums it all up:

“Having lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, the nuclear age, manned travel to outer space, the women’s movement and computer age, a person would be correct in expecting Margaret to be the bearer of some sage advice. Her final admonishment to a visitor as she held his hand in both of hers and looked directly into his eyes was: “You need to go out and fish.”

Enjoy the video on Margaret below.

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Goliath Grouper Pulls Angler In The Water Caught On Film!

When fishing for monster Goliath Grouper, you just never know what might happen…

Check out the wild footage that our friends from Big Bully Outdoors captured when one of their clients from South Dakota had a fishing trip he’ll never forget (apparently it was his birthday).

Kudos to the angler for hanging on, getting right back in the boat, and landing the grouper.

Good stuff.

Enjoy.

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