If you’ve ever caught a good sized fish on your tube, you know that you can get spun in circles, which is a whole lot of fun. Fishing from a float tube is like hand-to-hand combat, you constantly need to battle for positioning and then eventually net the fish with your free hand. So what would it be like reeling in a 169 lb. Wels Catfish? Well this Irish ‘tuber, Gerard Smyth, just about got pulled under when he hooked onto the monster.
See what he has to say about it:
“Let’s just say with a big smile—and still in shock from the most explosive experience I have ever had fishing—fantastic words can’t explain what was going through my head and the words would probably be unprintable, but I have done it and, to be honest, look forward to doing it again,” Smyth said.
“Without a doubt it was the most exhilarating and hardest but enjoyable experience I have ever had in my fishing career.”
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*photos a courtesy of grindtv.com