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After the flack Discovery Channel received following the pseudo-science fare of Megalodon, some sort of crap about purported mermaids, and another screwed up affair concerning a guy getting eaten alive by an anaconda, a fellow by the name of Rich Ross took over as president of the Discovery Channel and promised no more of this made up nonsense.

So, what really happened to all that bogus footage? It's been showing up on Animal Planet under the guise of "Monster Week."


Before people think I've gone over the deep end, Google "Discovery Communications" and you'll see Discovery owns both Animal Planet and another delightful little dittie known as Destination America, the home of another insult to intelligence known as Mountain Monsters.
Since this blog centers on fishing, all I'm going to say about the buffoons on Mountain Monsters is they make me ashamed to have moved back to West Virginia.

On behalf of many former viewers, let me just say, Get it together, Discovery. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what you're doing.



Remember to take the hooks outta yer pocket before ya sit down!





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These days it's not uncommon to hear about gun control or outright weapon bans. On the other hand, you don't hear a lot about people wanting to ban fishing tackle. Until now!

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that fishing tackle will remain on a list of consumer products that may be subjected to a regulatory process that can lead to a ban of items containing lead.

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A Highly Recommended Link

May 14th 2015 15:48
hadmade fisherman logo
Anglers are often an industrious lot. If you fall into that category, here's a link you'll probably enjoy.

This is a link to Paul Adams's Handmade Fisherman channel on YouTube.

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Here's an absolutely scathing review of the Ambassadeur 6500S.

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YEP! The Big C

May 7th 2015 15:32
It's been confirmed. A fish caught a few weeks ago from a river in Pennsylvania has tested positive for cancer.

Cancer in animals is not that uncommon. However, the thought of actually eating a contaminated animal is more than most people can handle.

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The topic of fish, fish hooks, and fish pain has been around, seemingly, for ever. Although this blog has made efforts to explore the topic, you have to consider what someone once said--"We're at the top of the food chain." If you buy into the idea that humans are just a higher form of animal, that statement makes even more sense.
pumpkinseed fish

One big reason for all the controversy is that there is simply no definitive study out there. On a personal level, I had hoped this German study would shed some light on the subject but, it mainly states too much we already know. (And why something this old showed up on the Web yesterday is beyond me!) On the other hand, it outlines some of that information in scientific terms.

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More Spybaiting

April 24th 2015 14:40
Not too long ago, this blog mentioned the rise of spybaits in the U.S.

The crew over at Wired2Fish have picked up on the tactic and added their two cents here.

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oar fish
It's not every day you find an Oar Fish. In fact, only five of the sea creatures have washed up in the area where this one was found during the past 150 years with the last one being cited in 1998.

Granted, it looks like someone simply painted a board and made the news but, the crew at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre are pretty hard to fool.

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Overrun by goldfish!

April 10th 2015 19:37
goldfish

A lake in Colorado is nearly bursting its banks after an explosion of goldfish that well meaning pet owners have dumped there!

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A sign of the times

April 9th 2015 14:37
Marianne Huskey

It's finally happened. A female angler has been named Angler of the Year by a major tournament organization--in this case Anglers Insight Marketing or AIM.

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