The Biggest Fish Ever Caught: A Long String of by Andrew Vietze

By Andrew Vietze

How did they do it? What are the secrets and techniques of the fishermen who have landed the world's maximum trophy fishes? The greatest Fish Ever Caught will inform the stories in the back of the overseas video game Fishing Association's record-holding fish, together with the place they have been bagged, what lines/lures the anglers used, and different guidance and tips. The dozen tales listed below are jam-packed with notable motion and exciting characters. they are going to take you to lakes, streams, and oceans worldwide and discover trap and unencumber vs blood recreation fishing, stocking and bioengineering, conservation – and controversy. the entire whereas revealing the types of secrets and techniques fishermen do not often prefer to share.

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The giant black marlin was actually a her, and she was indeed a specimen—1,560 pounds, fourteen feet seven inches—taking the world record not only for the species but for all bony fish. It topped the previous champion—a marlin caught by Zane Grey’s captain Laurie Mitchell—by a cool quarter ton. And it remains the biggest vertebrate fish—as opposed to cartilaginous shark—ever caught by a rod-and-reel angler. A longtime patron of both the arts and conservation, Glassell donated his trophy to the Smithsonian, where it can be found today.

Named for “Old Hickory” himself, President Andrew Jackson, who lived nearby, it’s a wide, winding waterway, lined with greenery, coiled like a sleeping snake in north central Tennessee. Harper grew up in Hartsville and often spent weekends on the river. Now fifty-six, a father with a five-year-old son and a stepson, he lived in Cookeville, about an hour away, and he often stayed with family in town and then took off fishing. His favored spot was about nine miles upriver from the Second Creek Boat Dock—the county’s only access onto the Cumberland—at a place near a farm owned by the Sanford family.

A slack high tide around sunset on a first quarter moon. Fish frenzy around then, and those are my prime times,” he says. The pair motored the boat out toward the footballer’s favorite spot on Six Mile Reef. “I fish where the lobster are,” he says. “There are always a lot of bass where the lobster are. They like lobster, and big bass are lazy. ” On his way out to the reef he paused near a favorite rock. ” Myerson attached a Rattle Sinker to his six-and-a-half-foot St. Croix tuna rod. It sported a Quantum Cabo reel loaded with fifty-pound Berkley Gorilla Braid.

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