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We’ve seen fishermen catch some weird stuff before, but never something like this.
Josh Jorgensen was ice-fishing up north when he somehow hooked a goldeneye drake. The best part is that he thought it was just a big fish until he got it to the surface.
“Oh, he’s giant. He’s absolutely giant, guys!”
I got a good chuckle out of his pained scream when he realizes he actually caught a bird.
How does this even happen? The ice was over 10 inches thick, and his line was in the water for a while before he got a nibble.
Now to be fair, the goldeneye is a diving duck, but still…where did the duck enter the ice? They’re presumably not that close to shore. How long was the drake down there? The world may never know.
I didn’t think this was ever possible! We somehow caught a bird while ice fishing! This is a diving duck and it was swimming under the ice and managed to get caught in our line. The ice was over 10 inches thick. The bird was quickly released unharmed. Filmed with Eric Haataja – Professional Angler
Posted by BlacktipH on Saturday, February 23, 2019