December 21, 2007
Fish Catching Fly
By Tim Romano & Kirk Deeter
One more crazy video for you. This is an archer fish taking a pot shot at a house fly. It's tough to see, so watch it more than once - but the fish actually hits the fly with "spit" then inhales it as it falls towards the water. This got me thinking about all the strange things I've seen fish do to eat.
Bass - knocking on cattails to eat beetles, trout picking salmon flies of of sheer rock faces, etc... The best example of this little phenomena was told to me by Capt. Conway Bowman in San Diego. He swears that white sharks ram buoys and knock seals off for a little mid afternoon treat. Scary.
Anyone out there have a story like this? What's the most unique way you've seen a fish eat?