You Won’t Believe What This Fisherman Pulls Up

Okay, so there’s being innovative and then there is this kid. I bet you’ve never heard of anything quite like this before. This kid takes some green twine, a rock, and a hook baited with strawberry flavored hot dog and does something unbelievable. The first thing that struck me as odd was the fact that this is a way of fishing.

Yet, there’s no lake or stream, just an underground storm drain. And it takes place right smack dab in the middle of suburbia! I’m not sure I would call this freshwater fishing, and the rod and reel are certainly a bit primitive, but the catch is nonetheless impressive. Watching this, you can only think of the old adage “work smarter, not harder”. Well, this kid certainly knows how to “fish smarter, not harder”.

The lake has been replaced with a sewer drainage system, and the fishing gear, while innovative, honestly reminds me of something you might rig up for ice fishing. Even so, this kid is pretty creative and clever. The rock keeps the fishing line from sinking down into the drainage system. The catch remains tethered, similar to what happens on a traditional trot line. The bait is somewhat nontraditional, yet seems to be quite effective.

However, there are still two major questions lingering in the air. The first one is, what in the world is this kid going to catch? I mean come on, we have all seen those horror movies that involve massive crocodiles living in sewers, or psycho clowns wandering the drainage tunnels of some unsuspecting city. This kid must be the only person that has not seen any of those movies, because he does the unthinkable by sticking his hand right down into the drain to retrieve the line! Now I don’t know about you, but there is no way I would stick my hand in a drain to grab a fishing line with something unknown on the end of it. That is why God gave us rods and reels. I reel in my catch from the comfort of my boat, or the safety of the shore, while my rod keeps whatever is on the end of my line at a safe distance so I can spy my catch before it’s spies me.

Not so for Junior Indiana Jones here. He reaches down into the drain, retrieves the line, and pulls out of all things… a nice sized fish. In fact, he pulls out a black bullhead, a type of catfish, to be exact. Now as impressive as that feat may be, there is still that pesky second question I was talking about. Would you ever eat something you caught from the sewer system? Me either. Besides, fishing is not supposed to be that easy, right? Half of the fun is getting off work, enjoying the water, texting the guys who are still at work to remind them why you are not there, and then of course, catching the fish… from a non-toxic environment that would make them suitable for consumption. So while this is impressive, I will still take my bass boat and a day off over a sewer tunnel rig any day!

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However, there are still two major questions lingering in the air. The first one is, what in the world is this kid going to catch? I mean come on, we have all seen those horror