Who needs a fishing rod to catch a monster bass?
In the world of bass fishing, many anglers spend years and thousands of dollars on the latest and greatest fishing tackle in hopes of one day landing "the big one." Even then, you might spend hours and hours on the water just hoping for one good bite. One that just never seems to come. It seems that some anglers have all the luck when it comes to big fish.
Of course, it helps when you have your own private waters stocked with some true monsters. That is the case with today's video. This old guy sets up his phone to film himself hand feeding some rather large bass by hand.
He is not just feeding them though. He decides he wants to catch a couple of them too. Only he is not going to use some old fishing rod. Nope, he decides he is going to grab them. By hand while laying out on the dock. He says the two bass weigh 14 and 18 pounds. We are not sure if that is true or just a fisherman's tale. In any case, it is still an impressive feat!
Had we not seen this play out on video, we probably would have had a hard time believing it was possible. We wish we had more information on where this was taken and who this was. Obviously, this is not a feat that can play out anywhere. These bass are in a small body of water and are extremely well-fed and used to interacting with humans. We have seen similar scenarios before in other Internet videos. Bass can become quite tame if you feed them on a regular basis.
We are guessing he does not try catching them very often. Because the fish would likely become wary of being caught like this. Even though these fish are tame, that still takes a bit of skill to jam your hand in a fish's mouth and pull it out of the water!
Were those bass really 14 and 18 pounds? It is hard to say without a better look. Bass sizes can be quite deceptive depending on the fish's girth. An 18-pound bass is a world class fish, and a contender for a state record in many areas. Too bad this catch would never count as it was not hook and line. One could also argue it is not fair to enter a fish in a place like this in the record books since it is a bit like a deer behind a high fence.
Although we do feel confident in saying the second fish was at least ten pounds at a minimum. Either way, those were two big fish that almost any angler would love to catch, hook and line or by hand!
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