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So Why is This Guy Fishing with a Muzzleloader?

Well this definitely isn’t something you see every day. This guy goes fishing with a muzzleloader and it’s…interesting.

So before anyone gets up in ams, this was actually a very common way to fish in deep, muddy water when fishermen didn’t have access to a net. Doing it now is an ode to the past, though it should be taken very seriously.

Watch the entire process, from loading to retrieving the fish, here.

This is an extremely refined skill set. Not only does the fisherman maintain focus on the fish in water that can only be described as opaque, but he also makes a clean shot.

This is seen when his helper pulls the fish from the water. So while the idea is misleading, fishing with a muzzleloader isn’t as odd as you may think.

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So Why is This Guy Fishing with a Muzzleloader?