MSNBC -- Big Game Fishing

MSNBC — Big Game Fishing

I rarely write about fishing. But Forbes approached me last month wanting a story on a niche within the fishing world — so-called big game fishing — and after a day of researching and interviewing I was, well, hooked. Take the tale of the 396-pound giant catfish, for example. When Larry Dahlberg hooked this beast — found on the Courantyne River in Suriname — it was so strong that it spun his boat, towing the crew and loaded craft several meters against the current. When he landed the beast the fight was far from over: Dahlberg’s partner, attempting to steady the flailing creature, suffered a dislocated shoulder at the shake of the fish’s head. Now that is a fish tale!