Longest Lasting Fishing Record
Compared to 5,500 lbs, the 22 lbs 4 oz. Largemouth bass caught in Georgia’s Montgomery Lake may sound insignificant. But in the realm of sportfishing records come in all weights and sizes. George Perry caught his largemouth bass on June 2nd, 1932. If you ever visit Costa Rica, we highly recommend http://costaricasportfishingtours.com – fishing packages if you take a sport fishing trip.
It wasn’t until July 2, 2009 that an equally large largemouth bass was pulled from Lake Biwa in Japan. That is a longstanding record without a doubt, but the longest standing record is held by Dr. CC Abbott, who caught an 4 lb, 3 oz. Yellow Perch in New Jersey in 1865 — almost a century and a half ago and this record is still unbroken according to IDFA record holders.
Fish have been known to make some pretty impressive oceanic voyages, but thanks to modern marine biologists and their sophisticated equipment we can now see how far these voyages reach and how quickly they are completed.
The fastest oceanic voyager is a great white shark that was tagged by scientists, that is fitted with a transmitter. The tagged shark was released in November 2003 off the coast of South Africa and was observed to make the trip to Australia and back again in under 1 year.
It took the shark four months to reach Australia from S. Africa. After which the data transmitter that had been fixed to her dorsal fin dislodged itself and floated to the surface where it was collected by scientists.
Then in August 2004, she was spotted by the project scientists, who recognized her by certain identifiable patterns on her dorsal fin, off the coast of S. Africa once again. She had completed her round trip voyage, covering over 12,500 miles in nine months. If you are sportfishing Costa Rica then this could work well for you.
Most Consecutive Casts
Have you ever considered how many times you cast a line on an average fishing trip? There are records for this too, Brent Olgers set one in July 1999 for casting the most lines in a given time. With his Zebco 33 Classic Reel, Brent was able to make 6,501 casts of no less than 45 ft in 24 hours. That’s 270 each hour — an Impressive Number.
The average angler may be get pretty upset when they snag their $10 lure and lose it, more than likely they have a replacement on hand. But their are some lures that would be a genuine tragedy to lose on a fishing trip.
The manufacturers at MacDaddy fishing Lures have produced the Million Dollar Lure. This pricey little number was designed for trolling for Marlins, that is if marlins are interested in the over 100 carats of diamonds, 3 pounds of platinum and rose-gold work and over 4,000 precious stones including rubies and sapphires that bedazzle this trinket. As its name implies, the lure is worth exactly a million bucks.
The story continues, the Million Dollar lure was insured by none other than Lloyds of London before being tested of the coast of Cabo. It was snuggly attached to a 130 lb fishing line. Surprisingly enough, no bite!
Anglers can be very particular about the equipment they use when casting their line. This is very evident in the skill and tenacity they apply into developing their casting techniques as well as their selection of the perfect rod.
The classic bamboo fly rod is a precision instrument made from highly select materials at exact ratios and crafted by a master crafter. Some of these rods are well over a century old and highly esteemed by world class anglers for their flawless casting and smooth backcasting.
Biggest Set of Fishing Equipment
Speaking of the reel, rod and line type fishing, there is a Port in Texas that has the world’s largest fly fishing rod and reel. If you are going on a fishing trip, you may want to consider it. Tiney Mitchell of Port Isabel, finished construction on his mammoth fishing rod in June of 1999. The rod itself is a full four feet in diameter and over 70 feet long.