Urban Street Fishing in Downtown Philly? Yup. [VIDEO]

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Good fishermen can fish anywhere. Even in major metropolitan area storm drains.

Pro fisherman Mike Iaconelli made waves in Philadelphia earlier this week when he dropped a line on Broad Street using soft pretzels at bait. Mike is a professional bass fisherman, having won the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series fishing competition…so he knows what he’s doing.

As for his technique, he’s using a method he calls “match the hatch.” “When you’re doing this you’ve got to think of what these fish are seeing,” Mike told Philly.com. “I’m using soft pretzels — and hot dogs are really good too.”

He only caught one fish——a small channel cat——but got nibbles from plenty of passers-by.

People had all sorts of questions for Mike: “What are you fishing for?” “Do you eat the fish?” (No, thankfully.) “Where are you from?” “How often do you fish here?” “Can I get a picture?”

 

 

Now, this stunt is probably promotional in nature, as Mike has a new fishing show called “Fish My City” premiering on National Geographic soon.

But it’s still pretty cool.

And just to reiterate…no, he doesn’t eat the fish.

 

 

 

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