Angler Hooks Into Octopus While Kayak Fishing

You never know what you are going to catch when you drop your line

This is an old video from 2011 but we felt it needed to be reshared. Bryce hooks into an octopus while he was kayak fishing. He originally thought it was a snag but then it let loose allowing him to bring the octopus into the kayak.

Obviously no angler wants to harm a fish or any other animal if they don’t need to. Looks like this was a mistake and rather than letting the octopus go with a 6″ hook in its mouth, they kept him and let no part go to waste.

On the video they have the following disclaimer:

Bryce hooked into a octopus which he originally thought was a snag. I was able to get some pretty sweet underwater shots while it was next to his kayak. The octopus was kept and enjoyed. It swallowed a pretty large hook so its survival was unlikely. I used a Kodak Playsport (Zx3) to film this. Further info for the people commenting: This animal was not wasted. Its sacrifice was well respected among those that did eat it. I’m not a biologist of any kind, but a simple search on the internet shows that octopuses are not a rare animal. In fact, there is evidence that suggests they are overpopulated in their range. They have a life-span of 3 to 5 years so I’m guessing because of its size that this one was nearing the end of that span. So, I would rather it be killed quickly and not wasted than it be set free to suffer and starve for the last year or so of its life with a six inch hook in its mouth.

Photo and video pulled from the Youtube channel: rawkfish

 

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