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Tyler Legg
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We have our fair share of interesting news articles and stories here in NC. Unfortunately, every now and then, we hear the stories we don't want to hear, such as a drowning or missing angler/outdoor enthusiast.

Through Twitter, Facebook, the news, and so on, I've mustered up some recent and very interesting fishing-related news articles. Check them out:

1) A potential world record breaking Redear Sunfish was caught in Lake Havasu in Arizona earlier this month. The monster weighed in at a whopping 5 pounds 8 ounces. Imagine catching this sunny on your 2wt fly rod. Of course in order to show the significance of this fish, the bottom picture is a Redear I caught last month. That fish—caught in a small pond in Virginia—is about average for Redears.

2) Texas is expected to pass the "Liar Law." It will be a felony if you lie about the size of a fish in a tournament. The law would create a new Class A misdemeanor. However, if caught lying at a tournament with $10,000 or more in cash or prizes at stake, it's increased to a third-degree felony. That means 2-10 years behind bars. I haven't found any updates on whether or not Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed the bill, but the fact that the Texas senate unanimously passed the bill has myself (and many others) believing it will be signed (if it hasn't already and I'm simply not seeing the updates).

3) An angler fishing the Jackson River in Virginia, slipped and fell into the river, filling his waders. Luckily the man was pulled to safety by his brother. When your waders fill with water, it's a struggle to stay above the surface. It's one downright scary experience. Read the article here.


Kev2380 said...

I love the liar law. I saw that story about the redear. I wasn't sure if it was legit.

Tyler Legg said...

Yeah, I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not as well!

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