I hope you guys don’t get tired of my “tall tales” – this is my favorite place to share them. No judgement, and I picture you all listening attentively as I type out my memories. Of course, they aren’t tall tales as much as they are real life events, but they do get pretty unbelievable at times! Such is the life of a fisherman.
About a month ago, I caught the strangest fist that is worthy of his very own story. No, he wasn’t the biggest or the baddest fish I’ve ever seen, but he sure was unique! As he struggled against being reeled in, he sure felt like a whopper, but I wasn’t getting any unique vibes yet.
When he finally surfaced over the water, I wasn’t sure what I had on the end of my hook! I had truly never seen anything like this in all my years of fishing. This fish looked like it needed a round or two with the Silk’n Flash&GO, an at home hair remover – it had hair EVERYWHERE!
It looked like a little ball of fur. It was so bizarre. It took a while for my brain to even register that it WAS an actual fish, and not a ball of hair and trash and seaweed. When it put up a fight as I tried to wrangle him off the hook, it all became very real to me.
I studied him for a while and showed him off to my buddies with me. They didn’t believe that it was real either. The poor little guy was passed around and studied for a while, and then we released him back to his home to swim another day. I’m sure he was glad to be back in his element and not under the microscope of some very curious fishermen eyes.
This made for quite a story when I got home. I told my wife about this fish, and she laughed and named him the fish that needed a shave. I doubt I’ll ever see anything like it again, either.
While obviously fish don’t use home electrolysis, I was shocked to reel in one quite this hairy. It made my day, and a great story to boot! Even if no one ever believes me, I have my memory to back me up!
What’s the most bizarre fish you’ve ever reeled in? Got any good stories to share? Send them my way!