Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use an RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll… » 3/09/15 11:30am 3/09/15 11:30am

Watch a vicious barracuda eat half of these fishermen's catch

A few days ago, these guys were fishing in Alfonse Island, in Seychelles, when a giant trevally bit the lure. As soon as they started to reel the fish in, a vicious barracuda appeared and ate half of it in just seconds, leaving the fishermen—and myself—in shock. » 2/13/15 7:23am 2/13/15 7:23am

Using Satellites, We Can Spot Pirate Fishing Boats from Space

The ocean is vast. We cannot patrol all of it. But now environmental groups are getting into the satellite game, watching for illegal fishing boats from the skies. It's just one more example of how high-quality, real-time satellite imagery can change our relationship to the world around us. » 2/06/15 8:12pm 2/06/15 8:12pm

Brave girl fishes piranhas holding a piece of raw meat with her hand

Watching this Brazilian girl fishing piranhas barefoot made me cringe. Watching the water boil when the piranhas devour a piece of raw meat she is holding inches away from them made me cringe a bit more. But watching her doing it with such ease is what impresses me the most. » 1/08/15 4:43am 1/08/15 4:43am

A true survival story about a crazy fishing trip gone wrong

Red Bull is animating crazy surfer stories and this one from surfer Dean 'Dingo' Morrison is a doozy. It starts when he decides to buy a boat to try and catch the biggest fish he can. But him and his friends get too drunk and capsize the boat and end up swimming from island to island in search of rescue. » 12/19/14 10:41pm 12/19/14 10:41pm

Catching lobsters with your bare hands looks hilariously impossible

Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they're on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn't know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know. » 11/04/14 8:32pm 11/04/14 8:32pm

​The Largest Alligator Ever Caught

Measuring 15 feet long and weighing in at a staggering 1,011.5 lbs, this giant alligator was pulled out of a river in Alabama on Saturday morning, becoming the largest ever caught. The woman who did so broke out her special pearl necklace to celebrate. » 8/20/14 1:40pm 8/20/14 1:40pm

​I Rode A 20,000lbs Whale Shark

"To everyone sitting on their couches watching Shark Week: that's cool I guess. I prefer to go out, jump in and ride them like a horse." Steve Fernandez did just that with a 20,000lbs whale shark off the coast of New York City. » 8/12/14 3:34pm 8/12/14 3:34pm

Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed color-changing shirt with what it's calling a 'Solar Camo' pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

A Floating Disc Boat Gives Fishermen 360-Degree Access to Their Prey

If you took a bass boat and stripped it to its bare essentials—just the most important things a fisherman needed—you'd probably end up with the Ultraskiff 360. It does away with the traditional boat design in favor of a circular floating platform that gives fisherman better access to the water in any direction. » 6/12/14 2:20pm 6/12/14 2:20pm

Octopus instantly changes colors to blend in with a fishing boat

It's not news that an octopus, the alien super villain of the big bad ocean, can change colors to camouflage itself but just watch as this octopus try to blend in with a boat in seconds. The transformation from orange to white is so fast it's unbelievable. Watch as the octopus gets caught by a fisherman and then get… » 5/07/14 12:17am 5/07/14 12:17am

Watch a fisherman catch a fish that gets stolen by a killer whale

Imagine going on a fishing trip with your buddies. Beers are had. Jokes are tossed. Fish are caught. And then a killer whale pops up out of nowhere to steal the halibut you just snagged to scare the hell out of you and give you an awesome story to tell. Digg found this video of a killer whale attacking a caught fish » 2/14/14 7:02pm 2/14/14 7:02pm

This Machine Perfectly Filets and De-Bones Fish with X-Rays and Water

Machines that can accurately and efficiently filet a fish have been used for years now to speed up processing plants—though only with farmed fish that are all the same size and weight. Fish caught in the wild usually have to be processed by hand given they vary in size, but a new machine that employs x-ray vision and… » 1/29/14 1:20pm 1/29/14 1:20pm

This Floating Sonar Pod Turns Your Smartphone Into a Fish Finder

If fishing for you is more about pulling the most catches out of a lake—instead of simply using your wits to outsmart nature—then the more gear the better. And while fish finders have been around for decades, the FishHunter is the first to turn your smartphone into a window to what lies below the water's surface. » 1/29/14 10:00am 1/29/14 10:00am

Japan's Launching a Giant Net Into Orbit to Scoop Up Space Junk

Something must be done to deal with the estimated 100 million bits of man-made space junk circling the planet, and Japan is taking the lead. But can we do? Shoot it with a laser? Invent Wall-E-like robots to collect it? Nah… let's just blast a big net into space. » 1/15/14 12:24pm 1/15/14 12:24pm

Watch a sailfish try to bludgeon fish bait to death with its spear

It sounds brutal and horrible and cruel but it's actually kind of adorable. In the video, you see a sailfish—perhaps one of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean—chase down fish bait attached to a boat and try to smack the bait silly with its spear-like bill. The sailfish doesn't succeed but he goes a pretty… » 1/02/14 6:11pm 1/02/14 6:11pm

Size Matters If You're Fishing

Apparently the size of the fish you fish matters if you're fishing on a large scale. You may not have thought about this, but it makes sense given broad overfishing concerns plus our knowledge of selective breeding. As MinuteEarth explains, there are laws that establish a minimum size for catching fish so young fish… » 9/29/13 7:00pm 9/29/13 7:00pm

Wildly Creepy Belgian PSA Actually Stole Someone's Identity

You've undoubtedly been warned about how easy it is to have your identity stolen online over. And over. And over again. But we just never learn. Clearly, it's going to take a little something more to hit the message home. Something like, oh, stealing an actual person's identity, terrifying him, and creating what… » 7/11/13 12:00pm 7/11/13 12:00pm

Bonk the Day Away With a Floating, 4-in-1 Fisherman's Best Friend

For the fisherman with space constraints, cramming every little piece of gear you'll need into one little tackle box can be just as frustrating as it is disorganized. Fortunately—at least for the smaller bits—the Kombo Fish Tool will keep you from fumbling around by wrapping four serious fishing necessities into one… » 5/20/13 2:06pm 5/20/13 2:06pm

Farming Nemo: How Aquaculture Will Feed 9 Billion Hungry People

Shrimp fountains don't grow on trees, you know—nor do Ahi Tuna steaks, Fish McBites, or fried calamari. But that hasn't stopped an increasingly affluent human population from annually demanding more and more seafood. As a result, an estimated 85 percent of the ocean's fish stocks are now either fully exploited or… » 4/09/13 4:55pm 4/09/13 4:55pm