This video is making the rounds on the internet, so I realize many of you have probably already seen it. But, I thought it would be a good, light-hearted post for the weekend.
This is one reason fishing with explosives is NOT allowed.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Now I see that the video has been removed. Great. What you would have seen is a couple of Russian fellows standing in a nice fiberglass boat with an outboard motor. One of them is holding something in his hand with his arm stretched out over the water. It is a grenade in his hand and eventually he drops it. I do not know when the pin was pulled or how long the fuse was supposed to be, but that puppy goes off right after it hits the water! It tosses the two guys to the floor, and blows a good chunk out of the side of the boat. Sorry the video is gone, you will have to close your eyes and imagine it–”theater of the mind”!
EDITOR’S NOTE NO. 2: That video may have been removed from YouTube, but I discovered you can see it here, http://www.killsometime.com/videos/9010/Grenade-Fishing-Fail .
Who knew there were “rednecks” in Russia too? Wonder if they caught any?
OK, now that was going to be the end of my blog post, but this is “hot off the wire”:
A fisherman in Lincoln got more than he bargained for Thursday night.
Lancaster County deputies said the man was fishing at Wagon Train Lake around 9 p.m., when he threw his line in and thought he caught a snag.
As he reeled it in, it became apparent to him that it was a grenade.
The man contacted the sheriff, and eventually, the bomb squad was called to detonate the device.
Authorities said they believe the device was a live grenade.
Nobody was hurt.
Here is where that tidbit of information comes from, http://www.nbcnews.com/id/48484839/ns/local_news-omaha_ne/#.UBvyH01lRSk . I suspect we might hear more details in the coming days.
Now who knows how a grenade would have ended up in Wagon Train? I have had some frustrations catching muskies out there, but I have not been that frustrated. You might recall a little over a year ago there was a homemade pipe bomb that was discovered in Glen Cunningham Reservoir in Omaha, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/2011/05/are-talk-fish/ . I suspect these explosive devices are something that some waterhead was discarding, getting rid of, but maybe some of our local rednecks are trying to do a little explosive fishing? If you see some folks out fishing and they have a few fingers missing, you might wonder what they have been up to?