Dave, a keen RC heli flyer, risks his $450, E-Flite Blade 400 helicopter to see if it’s possible to use a helicopter to fish with. The battery on these models only last about 6 minutes, so Dave didn’t have too much time on his hands.
If your wondering why the down force of the helicopter doesn’t seem to scare the fish, it’s because where Dave lives is usually pretty windy so the few ripples on the surface this helicopter makes is nothing compared with what the weather brings most days to the Sand Pit Pond.
This incredible footage shows how one the largest predators on earth can still have an amazing understanding with us humans. This Humpback whale was tangled in a gill net, which was trailing about 15 feet below the surface (the type used by local fisherman). It was covering both it’s pectoral fins and tail, completely disabling the whale, who at this point was finding it hard to breath.
Fishbach and his crew worked for an hour to cut the whale free and after doing so, she performed for them for about an hour, doing a full surface display.
Nearly a 1 hour fight on this low-mid 100 lb tarpon in Boca Grande pass – Florida leads to an attack by a 12-14 foot hammerhead. Area is known for two things – 1) Loads of tarpon, and 2) because of #1, there are loads of big sharks…mostly bull sharks and hammerheads.
This happens quite frequently in Boca Grande pass…not much you can do. We did not cut the line, however we went into free-spool (hence me yelling “let him go”) to allow the tarpon an opportunity to elude the hammerhead. Unfortunately, we were in less than 10 feet of water…shark will win everytime in that situation.