This is nightmare fuel… I mean, I like the movie, but I don’t want to live in any Jaws-like scenario.
This is why the ocean is such a crazy place. You never know what you are going to catch, see, or run into out there. It’s just a whole bunch of water and a whole bunch of mystery. Every time I see someone going out into the beast bearing only a kayak and a fishing rod, I have to take a look.
This kayak fisherman set out for a fun day on the water. With cameras set on his kayak, the fisherman starts casting away and hooks into a fish. During the excitement of reeling in the fish the man realizes a big old shark is chasing the fish and they’re both headed straight for the boat.
The fisherman starts to lose it just as you can see the shark. The shark runs right into the back of his kayak and flips everything over. The fisherman frantically flips over his boat and jumps in as quick as he can. Luckily, he got back in the kayak before the shark could take a run at him.
Talk about getting the heart pumping…
Kayak Fisherman Pulled For Miles By A Monster Marlin
This is the dream.
I mean 15-miles, that’s a long way to get pulled by a fish. But a man would like to think that if the fish is pulling you that far, it’s one helluva fish. A fish far larger than the boat your on, in water that’s plenty deep and rough… this isn’t exactly my idea of a relaxing day of fishing, but an exhilarating one nonetheless.
Going and targeting Marlin on a fishing boat is one thing, going after them in a kayak is pretty badass.
The video starts with a group loading up to do some Marlin fishing in Panama. They head out and one of the kayak fisherman hooks into a good one. The boys are fired up, a proper fishing trip.
The marlin starts to pull the fisherman and there’s not a whole lot he can do about it except enjoy the ride. The best part of the whole video is when the fish finally shows itself. It’s far from the end of the battle but the Marlin comes fully out of the water. Everyone loses their minds and it’s hard to blame them.
When’s the last time you had a 500-pound fish on and have it jump clear into the air? That’s not an everyday occurrence even for someone who targets these fish often. All while in a kayak too?
Although the video is 30-minutes long, it captures the 6-hour fight pretty good. Eventually the fisherman gets onto a power-boat because the fish had pulled him 15-miles out from the shore. He gets it into the boat and the get some awesome shots as they release it back.
What a fish.
That’s one of those bucket-list items that is now added to the extremely long list.
Kayaker Fisherman Accidentally Hooks Alligator
The most exciting part about fishing is that you never know what you’re reeling in until the defining moment when your catch breaks the water.
Is it a bass? Is it catfish? Maybe a turtle? Could it be an old tire? Or a garbage bag? Perhaps a sunken log?
If you’ve fished some of the places I have, like Washington D.C.’s tidal basin, the possibility of a bloated dead body may even cross your mind.
The mystery of what you may pull up from the depths is what makes fishing so magical. Even when the fish aren’t biting, the possibility of potentially hooking so many possibilities hidden under the water is what makes fishing so magical.
I imagine it’s more terrifying than magical if you’re expecting a fish and instead wind up with your hands just a few feet away from an agitated alligator with a hook in its mouth though. This dad was checking some noodles with a youngster in the back and got the surprise of a lifetime.
“I think we got a garfish dude!”
“Oh My God! That is a big-ass gator buddy! That is a big-ass gator!”
That kid on the back of the kayak may never go fishing again after this experience.