Insane Fisherman Goes Ice Fishing, With His Hands!

Okay, I’m not even sure what I’m looking at here. First, yes, you are correct. That guy is practically butt naked. He has been stripped down like old varnish from a dresser. Second, you are also correct. That is freezing cold water (notice his friend bundled up and warm). Third, you are even more correct. That is one massive pike he pulls out of that ice hole by hand!

Before we get all celebratory and talk about how awesome this guy is, let’s take a closer look. For starters, the claim is that this guy pulls this massive pike out of the water with his bare hands. Now, two things make me think that is highly unlikely. The first is the fact that he would actually have to swim underneath the ice in order to find the fish. That water is freezing cold though. Besides that, people can’t hold their breath for very long under water. That time is much shorter when the water is near freezing, so his swimming sessions would be rather short I suppose.

Second, pike are strong. That fish could easily knock him back down into that icy hole if it applied enough force. Now I know what you’re thinking. Yes, you are correct on that point as well. Fish do tend to slow down when the water is freezing cold. However, take another look at that massive pike. It is every bit as long as that half naked guy. Even if you account for the sluggish speed of the fish, it would take some pretty incredible underwater acrobatics to get that thing up to the surface. If you don’t believe me, just pull up some ice fishing vids online with the words “Massive Pike” in parentheses. You will see what I’m talking about. People go to great lengths to catch these beasts. They have special fishing rigs and hooking tools to hoist them to the surface. While the fish are able to be caught, they do thrash around quite a bit before you finally see their head pop up through that tiny hole.
They are still quite active.

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So what am I saying exactly? Well, to be honest with you I have a hard time swallowing the fact that this guy caught such a massive pike underwater by hand. I think there’