20# Salmon Stolen Off Fisherman’s Line By Mystery Predator

As If Seals Stealing Salmon Wasn’t Bad Enough…

A video recently posted online shows Thomas Tran reeling in what looks to be a pretty nice salmon off the coast of Canada when something rockets from the deep dark waters to snatch his prize from him. I’m used to the hazards of seals and sea lions stealing salmon and I’ve seen video of killer whales doing it too, but what is this?

The clip is short at about 30 seconds originally and it runs through the attack once, and it is quick, at normal speed and then again at half speed.  For a moment you see the salmon working to get away, then something rises up and munches the salmon in one bite.  Tran’s line snaps shortly after that.

Sturgeon Or Shark Stealing This Salmon?

The two things that have been put forth as the culprit are sturgeon and sharks.  Sturgeon are definitely big enough to go after a salmon, but to me, this doesn’t look like one.  To me, that smooth tan skin looks like a shark and there are sharks up in the northern waters.

A shark stealing a salmon off someone’s line? Happens down in Florida so why not up here in the north as well?

Going Skirtless When Fishing Mats

Fishing Weed Mats Without A Punch Skirt

should you use a punch skirt when Bass fishing in weeds?

There is considerable debate about using a punch skirt when fishing for Bass in areas with mats of vegetation.  The idea is that the bulk of the silicone strands keeps weeds from grabbing your lure on the way through and add motion when underneath.  But are they worth it? Do you need them?

Here is a video that talks about going skirtless when fishing mats.

How to Rig a Lead Head Jig for Halibut Fishing

Jigs Catch Halibut if You Rig Them Right

Here is a short video on how to rig up a lead headed jig for halibut fishing.  If you are drifting as you fish for halibut, or just tired of sitting with your bait parked on the bottom, then give jigging a try.  It might just be what the doctor ordered to get those damn halibut to bite!