Fish Facts: Blackfin Tuna

Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) reach a maximum size of 50 pounds. Blackfin have football shaped bodies, black backs with only a slight yellow on the finlets but with yellow on the side. Blackfin are found only in the western Atlantic from Cape Cod to Brazil. Blackfin reach a maximum size of just shy of 50 … Read more

Field Dressing Your Deer

Your persistence has paid off; your deer is down, now what do you do? What you do now will determine the quality of your bucks meat at the table. Proper care of your deer is very important in making sure that its taste good when it is served at the table. This article is to … Read more

Fish Facts: Longnose Chimaera

Longnose Chimaeras – Rhinochimaeridae are a deep sea family of fish with six species within it. The long snout is used to detect prey. Chimaeras are primitive fishes and are closely related to sharks. Chimaeras have scaleless skin, and eggs that are encapsulated in horny packages. Longnose chimaeras have a gill cover which covers four … Read more

Fish Facts: Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula) Occur in the Mississippi River basin from southwestern Ohio and southern Illinois in USA south to Gulf of Mexico and to Veracruz, Mexico. Alligator Gar are large in size and broad,with a short snout. Light dorsal stripe. Dark olivaceous brown above and white to yellowish beneath. Dark brown blotches on all fins. … Read more

6 Foot 9 164 Pound Alligator Gar

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola: Inmates Earl Breaux, standing left in truck, and Randy Ellis show off a 6-foot-9, 164-pound alligator gar caught recently in an overflowing ditch on prison property. It would have qualified as the second largest alligator gar according too the state record book at the time, but it was not considered … Read more

Caught: Alligator Gar Picture

Picture of a huge alligator gar caught in the wilds of Louisiana many years ago photos! Alligator gar reach weights of 300 pounds. Dont know the weight of this one but easy to say it would make the record book. Alligator gar are caught this size fairly regularly but most of the time it is … Read more

Learn 15 Best Fishing Knots

Learn how to tie fishing knots! The most popular fishing knots explained in detail with pictures each step of the way. Learning to properly tie the best knot is critical if you want to become a better fisherman and not have that once in a lifetime fish become a tall tale. Need to learn how … Read more

Fishing Tips: Sac-a-lait or Crappie

A Crappie is one of two varieties, either a Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) or White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis). Black Crappie and White Crappie are also called Sac-a-lait in South Louisiana. Both varieties look very similar but they are not hard to tell apart once you know what to look for. Both species are members of … Read more

Giant Oarfish Caught off the Coast of California!

Here is a picture of Giant Oarfish caught at the US Navy SEAL training center on Coronado Island, just off the coast of San Diego, California. The photo was taken in 1996! Giant Oarfish are one of the strangest looking fish that you will ever see. It is believed that Giant Oarfish which get up … Read more

Fish Facts: Dealfish – Trachipterus arcticus

Dealfish are found in the North Atlantic to as far south as Florida. Not much is known but they are about them. They feed on small fishes and squids. The bottom picture recently surfaced… I jest. The fish washed up on the beach in Florida. It has been misidentifed by some as an oarfish. It is … Read more