Ah, the fishing life. We can’t think of anything better than going into a fishing boat, going out to the deep blue sea, cracking open a beer, and unreeling your line as you settle in for a day of relaxation. However, some peoples experience failed to align with their expectations when they headed for the open water!
Fishing can be classified as a “think little, do little” hobby that patient people find relaxing and soothing. It is something that requires a great deal of patience and it’s a rewarding activity if you’re not the type of person to get frustrated easily. Fishing is not easy at all – far from it, actually. Can you imagine hanging out on a bridge for hours without even so much as a tug? However, things will be a lot better if you have the right companions, some beer, and topnotch banter to get you through it. When you are armed with these things, an entire fishing day will pass by like a breeze! Of course, one should not look down on the therapeutic effects that come with solo fishing. Sometimes, this is exactly what you need to clear your head and improve your disposition. If you plan on going by yourself, you just need to pack some sandwiches, fishing poles, a sun hat, and booze.
Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of it. Bait is one of the most basic concepts in fishing. Most people like worms, though there are plenty of things that you can use in a pinch. Cream and fruits would be nice, though you would be better off eating those on your own. Inventive fishermen came up with various methods of luring fish: dog food, canned meat, raisins, and even bubblegum. These should all work if you left yours at home!
As you read in, you will find just about everything that has to do with fishing. There are some baffling ones and other ingenious solutions, though we’ll let you decide which is which here. No one ever said these things were mutually exclusive either! We hope you’re ready to look at some hilarious fishing photos. Who knows, you might even learn a thing or two.
This fella certainly won the catch of the day contest, though it must have been difficult picking which one to take home and which one to throw back to the sea. How about you, what would you have done if you were in his place?
Fishing The Loch Ness Monster
This guy, on the other hand, thought he would have the time of his life if he headed out to the Loch Ness to fish. However, it did not take him long before he realized why there were no other fisherman out there…
Fishing In The Flood
We’re not sure if we agree that there must be fish where there is water. However, we don’t blame him! The traffic was not moving an inch, the water kept flowing, so what do you expect him to do?
This lady here is a huge fan of lobster and we get where she’s coming from! She wanted to grab every single one she could find. When her hands were full, she started looking for other ways to hold on to the crustaceans.
Lurking In The Shallows
Do not think that just because we’re humans, we’re automatically smarter than fish. Nope, these fishermen must have thought they were so great at coming up with this system, though they severely underestimated what they were up against.
Laws At Their Best
Now, let’s not go rushing into judging these men. Who knows, maybe they simply failed to see the sign! Perhaps they all came from the opposite direction and that’s why they didn’t know they weren’t supposed to fish over there.
It’s true that fishing is fun, though there are certain dangers associated with it too. If you want to be on the safe side, it might be a good idea to don protective gear. However, we have no idea what the net on the helmet is meant to do!
Duck Face? Fish Face
Let’s face it, we have all tried making duck faces when taking selfies. In retrospect, it was a ridiculous trend but at least we had fun doing it! Now, this guy might be onto the next big thing. Fish faces might be harder to achieve, however, as excellent timing is absolutely necessary.
Human Fishing Pole
When these guys headed out for the lake, they forgot to take their fishing poles. Hey, it happens to the best of us. However, they decided to come up with a new way to fish instead of turning around to retrieve their gear. We hope it was worth all the effort.
Fishing On The Rocks
There sure are plenty of fish in the sea, though did you know that you also have limitless parking spots? This fellow thought it would be nice to dock his boat on this rock in the middle of the sea. Is he a genius or a fool? You decide.
When Fishing Is Life
Every single one of us has something that we are especially passionate about. It just so happens to be fishing poles for the man in this picture. We have no idea if he’s any good at fishing, though he is definitely enthusiastic about his gear.
What a cool pair of flip flops! However, we certainly hope they’re made out of plastic because we can’t imagine a worse stench than the combination of real fish and smelly feet.
When Life Gives You Lemons
This guy may be the biggest optimist we have ever seen. He is the type of guy who sees every situation as an opportunity no matter how challenging things might be. What might be just a pothole to you is clearly a fish pond to him!
Brought The Baby Along
There was zero chance that this woman was letting her boyfriend go on another solo fishing trip after he kept it a secret last time. He did promise he was going to spend some time with the kids this weekend.
Long Lost Brother
We have all heard of those heartwarming stories about long-lost siblings reuniting after years and decades apart. However, we bet this will be the first time you ever heard about a man reuniting with his long lost twin… in the form of a fish.
Life offers far too many temptations, doesn’t it? Take this spot for instance. We know that the bridge looks like an inviting place to fish and dive off, though we recommend following the rules.
Saturday Is Saturday
This man here has been coming to the lake every Saturday to accomplish some weekend fishing. He has been doing this for decades without fail! If he is this dedicated to abiding by his routine, we’re sure you can do it too.
Married To The Sea
We feel a little sorry for the guy this bride exchanged vows with. She seems far too dedicated to fishing to be your regular bride! Now that’s some dedication right there.
Sofa So Good
If you ask him how things are going, he’ll probably tell you, “Sofa so good.” He has everything he could ever want right there: TV, fantastic company, booze, and a comfy sofa. Life doesn’t get much better than this.
Would you consider yourself a risk-taker? If you find yourself here, you have two options. You could end up with a huge fine, though you could also end up with a great day fishing out there. What’s it going to be?
Are you willing to hop on this new fishing trend? It involves riding a giraffe while you do some fishing! This animal has an incredibly long neck, so it kind of makes sense. Let’s just hope giraffes know how to swim.
Real Reel Therapy
We did mention that fishing can be a therapeutic hobby, so this little boat is definitely named appropriately. This is a hobby that could fetch both a nice meal and some relaxation!
New Level Fishing
This is the final level on your quest to become a master fisherman. Are you up to the challenge? We don’t know if it involves bringing your own truck to the beach, though we’re sure that adds more difficulty to the challenge!
Whoa. These fishermen sure know how to attract an audience. How nice must it be to find an entire bevy waiting for you when you get back to the shore? We’re sure the cats were excited to see all of the fish they caught.
This is what you need if you want to go do some fishing by your lonesome. It’s a personal boat of sorts and we’re sure you can make one for yourself if you want some alone time.
Almost Got It Right
The driver must have been instructed to bring the boat out to the river and then release it right there. The guy at the wheel almost got it right, though they must have gotten the directions mixed up!
This Is The Life
This guy simply could not care less about what is going on around him. He was planning to go for a dip, drink some beer, and fish the day away. When the river comes to you, you don’t need to go anywhere else!
How amazing is this sign? First of all, it tells dogs that they must keep their human masters on leashes. Next, it forbids you from going into the water if you don’t have feathers or gills. Humans are clearly not the priority visitors here.
His And Hers
If you ask us what the perfect couple looks like, this would be it. He lets her do her own thing while she gives him enough space to pretend he’s fishing alone. Where do we find a partner like this? Let us know if you have any clue!
The Vikings Are Back
Many things have changed in the course of history, though it seems like Vikings still have an affinity for fishing. However, we have to say that they don’t make shields like they used to.
This guy here has mastered the art of fly-fishing. Not really. However, he is great at the two individual things. He fishes, he flies, this is his own interpretation of the fishing style.
Don’t Catch Anything
This is how you can tell if you are in the bathroom of a fisherman dedicated to his craft. That’s reel evidence right there!
This huge fish must have been acting all cheeky when it was completely evading this guy’s hooks. The fellow couldn’t stand it any longer and he decided it was time to literally take matters into his own hands.
We bet this guy thought he was clever when he came up with this idea. Things must have changed when the plank cracked! Yeah, we daresay the guy learned his lesson right away.
When you go on fishing expeditions all the time, you probably know the importance of carrying a measuring tape every time you head out to the open waters. This guy came up with a genius way to measure his catch without one!
Creativity At Its Best
What could be worse than going on a fishing trip without taking bait with you? Don’t fret too much, however. This guy came up with a brilliant makeshift bait device. Props to him!
Oh, man. Just looking at this already annoys us! Any fisherman would know how frustrating these moments can be. All he wanted to do was release a line and he ended up with a bird’s nest.
He truly wanted to accompany his fisherman friends on their weekly trips. After a lot of persuasion, they decided to let him come… though not without testing his dedication first!
It was not the first time his master went out to fish, though we’re sure it was this dog’s first rodeo. He must have enjoyed the cool breeze and the delicious snacks. However, he was sure surprised when his human finally pulled a fish out of the water!
No Matter What
It seems like this little boy was made to be a fisherman. He’s already more dedicated than those older than him! He did not care about anything except fishing that weekend. This is why he decided to throw his caution, along with his diaper, to the wind!
What Did He Catch?
Fishing for compliments is fairly common, though we have no idea what this little boy had in mind. That’s definitely great bait, however. We all know that a dollar can go a long way!
We have to admit that we also had to do a double take when we first came across this picture. It looks like this dude caught a fish AND a little man on top of it, doesn’t it? We’re glad to let you know that it’s all a matter of perspective.
Do you think this guy knows how to fish? We think the answer to that question is ‘no’. We’re happy he was able to catch one, though it looks like he doesn’t know how to proceed. He can probably start by putting the gun down…
The first thing that came to mind upon seeing this picture is this: who really caught whom? We don’t know the answer to the question, though this picture is definitely incredible.
“No worries” must have been the motto of the group. However, it soon became ironic the moment the boat started sinking. They certainly had plenty of things to worry about at that point!
Anyone who knows nothing about ice fishing probably thinks it looks like this. We’re a little worried about the fish stuck in there. Do you think there’s a chance it’s still alive?
Getting Stuck In
We don’t know how long this guy has been out there, though it is probably far too long. Just look at the ice cap that has practically melted away during that time! Folks, this is why you should not take your truck onto the ice.
Catch And Then Caught
This lady looks extremely proud of the first catch she has ever made. We would be too if we were in her place! She was probably getting ready for the camera when the fish decided that it was not ready for a photo.
All The Help He Could Get
It can be difficult to go out fishing by yourself if you’re not used to it. However, this fisherman decided to look for company in unlikely places… Do you think his new friend makes for good company?
Lunch In 5,4,3…
What a great catch! The timing was perfect and lunch was approaching. However, we’re not exactly sure who would be eating a meal in this setup. What do you think happened?
He Caught The Most
It is a common mistake to think that you need to head out to the water if you want to go fishing. Take this guy for example. We’re sure he made a decent catch there and then!
Last Man Standing
His friends must have told him to be careful out there. However, he wasn’t about to let global warming get in the way of his fishing expedition! Personally, we think it was a bad idea.
Have you ever been so excited to go fishing that you could not wait for your friends to take out the fishing poles? We think that was the case for this guy. He decided to dive ahead… head first.
Catch Of The Day
Well, we have to hand it to him. He definitely made the biggest catch of the day! This fellow seems proud about it but we’re sure he had to hire a tow truck right after taking this photo.
When You Show Up Early
Have you ever arrived too early for a meeting? If there’s some open water nearby, feel free to fish while you wait. However, we think it would be a great idea to slip on your pants first.
Mom Look What I Caught
Let’s face it: fishing is not really a hobby most kids can appreciate. This child wasn’t having the time of his life out there and he made sure to let his father know with the tool given to him!
Dry Land Fishing
It’s hard to tell where she made the catch because there is no sign of water anywhere! We’re glad she was able to make a huge catch, though we have to admit we’re incredibly baffled.
Breakfast With A View
How can you beat breakfast with a view like this? Why, by going fishing at the same time, of course! This is definitely the perfect way to start your day.
An Underwater Expedition
Fishing underwater is not something we’ve tried before, but it sounds fascinating. Could this be the new trend in fishing? If this guy launched a company named “Fishing With The Fish”, we’re sure he’d rake in a lot of money. All he needs now is to provide clients with flippers, oxygen tanks, diving suits, and fishing gear. Let’s just hope that customers don’t end up becoming bait while they’re at it!
Hey, doesn’t she know that this isn’t what sushi looks like?! Someone definitely needs to clue her in on the fact that this isn’t how it goes… The photo gives us the chills – can you imagine how bad her breath must have smelled? Let’s just hope she flossed and brushed right after.
This guy was probably ready for a weekend of relaxation. Nothing beats a Saturday with your beautiful wife when the sun is out and you have a beer in hand. He must have thought that everything was going according to plan until the moment he fell overboard! We’re not sure about the circumstances surrounding the fall, though clearly his wife was surprised as well. It’s also rather odd that someone managed to take the picture at the exact moment it was happening… All of this sounds pretty suspicious, though we certainly aren’t pointing fingers!
Sleeping on the Job
It’s no secret that fishing can be tough and a little boring at times. However, it seems like this pair underestimated how much work it takes. They certainly learned their lesson! They must have been suffering some bad fishing luck on that day. We bet they didn’t even get a single tug out there.
Fishing is a hobby that you can practice wherever you are, whenever you want. This guy just made the point clear if you weren’t convinced just yet! We doubt he made any catch out there, though time spent practicing is time well spent. Let us hope that the rats haven’t gotten to the bait just yet.
Top of the Food Chain
This must be the most awesome seagull to have ever existed. He came decked out in the appropriate attire and he even has his own fishing line out. Most birds fish with their mouth, though this one apparently likes the way we humans go about it. Do you think he had better luck this way?
Someone Got Caught
We bet the guy was holding his breath the whole time the picture was being taken. Just imagine the stench! Yikes. The fisherman must have been on the wrong end… fishing usually works the other way around.
This Is My Territory
Gators simply don’t like wasting their time. If they find you in their territory, you are dead meat! This guy was unlucky enough to find himself in this situation, though he was lucky enough to have survived every fisherman’s biggest nightmare. We bet his reflexes have never been faster than the moment this happened.
Sewer Fishing Gone Wrong
Any ideas what these hooligans are doing? If you ask us, they must have decided to turn the sewers into their very own playground. Maybe there is a secret passageway down there that leads to the other’s home. Perhaps the boy wearing the blue shirt is actually a terrific sewer fisherman! His friend, on the other hand, doesn’t appear to have the same talent. He should probably stick to football instead.
People from the Southwest Pacific are truly great fishermen. This New Caledonian man eschews the common fishing gear we regular folks use and prefers this long stick. Color us impressed!
In 2009, this Kyoto local managed to snag a bass weighing 22 pounds and 4 ounces! Whoa. For your reference, an average bass weighs 12 pounds. This fish is a beast and this is one talented fisherman!
Can you imagine bringing home a fish weighing 180 pounds? We honestly can’t, though these three dudes caught one each! Your best chance of doing the same thing is by heading out to the southern California coast. Apparently, these opah fishes are also called “big uglies”.
It’s A Numbers Game
It seems like this guy has figured everything out. Let us just pray that he keeps his mouth closed. Do you think things ended well for him?
One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish…
Whoa, look at that. The water is full of fish and not just any fish. A pair of fishermen stumbled into this school of redfish near Fernandina Beach in Florida. How many meals do you think they could have made with such a catch?
This is Lucy Millsap, a native of Texas. The former cheerleader won the Okie Noodling Festival competition back in 2013. She caught a fish weighing 72 pounds! Pretty impressive, huh? Do you think she gave up cheerleading to pursue noodling instead?