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This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids.
A few years ago, our very own Spencer Neuharth dismantled the longstanding myth that fish eggs are sometimes transported on the legs of waterfowl into isolated bodies of...
Andy Moore of Elkhorn, Nebraska, may not have done well in a recent fishing tournament on the Missouri River, but he snagged the biggest catch of the day: a 90-million-year-old “bulldog fish” fossil.
After a lousy cast, his lure hung up on a rock, so he paddled his kayak over to free it up. He spotted some bones that he assumed were recent remains of a deer or catfish, snapped a quick pic, and returned to fishing.
He didn’t think much of it until...
Largemouth bass aren’t good to eat. Pale-flesh salmon and trout are inferior. Catfish from muddy waters taste like mud. Bony fish are useless. Just as with terrestrial critters, myths and misconceptions regarding fish flesh abound. Though often outright wrong, sometimes they contain kernels of truth.
White king salmon, also known as ivory Chinook, demonstrate the fluctuating cultural beliefs about fish flesh. Unlike most Chinook, with their...