Florida charterboat skipper Mark “The Shark” Quartiano is a world-rewnon chaser of the ocean’s toothiest denizens but I think even he was surprised to haul up this 14-foot, 800-pound skate! See the whole story HERE
Now, WSB’s do show up from time to time near the mouth of the bay (located north of San Francisco), but to catch one inside is a rare feat!
That’s exactly what’s so cool about fishing the salt…you just never know!!
The American River in downtown Sacramento, California is well known as an excellent Chinook salmon stream… However, Trevor Howard on July 23 proved that it can also pump out an exotic species once in a while!
Fishing just below Nimbus Dam, Howard caught and released this very lost sockeye salmon. He noted that there are still a lot of shad in the Upper River…Along with some absolutely chrome kings as well.
You can vote for Trevor and his wayward red salmon next week…
In the meantime, check out a few other lost salmon:
Big Fred is in Florida somewhere designing rods for an international company and he sat down for lunch…where he found this odd menu item.
Several years ago, I found the same thing as a special at Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant. Imagine my wife’s horror when I started grilling the waitress about it…
So, now…which one is it? Steelhead? Or salmon?
“Uh, sir…I’m not sure I understand the question…”
I had the poor thing spinning but a well placed elbow to the ribs by my better half put an end to my shenanigans. :)
So, we are back on the mainland now, but here’s one more kooky looking fish my kid caught in Kauai. You guys were all over the last one…a wrasse (though nobody got the type, which was a “surge wrasse”)…so I figured I’d make it a little tougher this time!
Use the comments section below to give your best guess as to what this fella is. And, no, what one of our pals said “Looks like a cartoon version of Big Fred” is not the right answer!
If you want to know, click the Facebook icon in the top right of this website for the answer…