No tackle? No problem.
This guy will show you how to bag a big one with your bare hands. He’s speaking Italian in the beginning, so I have no idea what he’s saying. What I do know is that he has one heckuva way to catch big fish. He demonstrates how to do it: Simply dangle bait over the edge of your boat, wait for the fish to jump for it, and when it does, dive in after it, put it in a chokehold and swim back to the boat. Piece of cake.
The fish is only on screen for a split second, so it could be anything, but it looks to me like a tarpon. If it was, that bare-handed catch was mighty impressive. Tarpon are challenging saltwater game fish to catch. They fight hard and fast when hooked. Clearly, they are no match for this guy.
This guy is a contender for Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World.”
“He catches tarpon…with his bare hands.”
What kind of fish do you think it was? What do you think about his method of catching it? Share your thoughts in the comments section.