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As every new April Fool’s day comes and goes, the internet hoaxes seem to get more prevalent and elaborate. I was had by my mom (just briefly) and few jokes online today. Here are a few of my favorites from the fishing world.

1. YETI Coolers sent a press release that was titled “YETI Launches Casket for Die-Hard Outdoor Enthusiasts.”

YETI Product | Casket from YETI Coolers on Vimeo.

The release went on to say: “The YETI Casket is the YETI that serious outdoorsmen are dying to own. What better way to send off a hunter or fisherman! Unlike ordinary caskets, YETI uses seamless, one-piece construction. It’s truly built to handle anything the punishing subterranean elements can throw at it. It has extra thick walls – with 2 inches of PermaFrost Insulation. It doesn’t just close, it seals, protecting your loved one from the elements. We’ve included six DoubleHaul handles on all sides of the casket for easy porting, in addition to hard plastic sliding feet for easy entry and exit into the bed of your truck. For the interior, we’ve added a soft bed of the highest grade satin camouflage material. Might as well go out in style.

Price Starting at $4,114.00″


2. Nautilus Reels posted an Instagram photo of one of their employees hooking some wires up to “the world’s first digital drag system,” which “allows you to digitally program the brake unit before your fishing trip and you can digitally adjust it while fishing using the DDS drag knob.”


3. Then the one that honestly kinda got me came from Eagle Claw. They sent a release saying that a pending world-record bass weighing close to 28 pounds was caught in Florida on a TroKar TK130 Flippin’ Hook.

If you clicked on the link provided in the release, it would take you to a page that read: “Well we were joking about the World Record Bass. We are not joking about 20% off all products in our online store. Use the coupon code: APRILFOOLS during check out in our online store. This coupon is only valid April 1st, 2014.”