Fishing for Catfish Without a Rod or Net (Video)


Fishing for Catfish Without a Rod or Net (Video)

I’ve seen some odd things while fishing. As a young ‘un, I fished a back yard lake with a neighbor and witnessed him catch a bass on a bare hook. But I’ve never seen fish teeming like the ones in the video below. It’s incredible.

The guy dips a big hunk of meat (it’s actually a tattered leg from some critter, maybe a hog) into the water. After waiting a few seconds for the swarming fish to get hold of it, he simply pulls it out of the water and gives it a sideways flip, sending the catfish flying up onto the ground.

A companion gathers the fish and bags them up.

When the wriggling critters seem like they might make it back into the water, our barefoot hero simply strolls around, kicking them away from the water’s edge.

Barefoot! Kicking catfish! I’d be stabbed with a fin for sure if I tried that.

Have you ever seen anything like this? (Give the video a few seconds to load.)

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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