How not to land a striped bass

We've all been on this fishing trip: sitting on a boat miles from land, fours beers deep, and starting to think that you won't catch a thing except a tongue lashing from the wife after yet another fruitless expedition with the boys.

And that's usually when it happens.


A monster fish (in this case a prized striped bass) nails your bait without warning. Stop right there.

You've got your drag set, right?


You're holding your rod properly, right?

Wrong (this guy looks like he's trying to row across the Atlantic with a fishing rod).

Message to Joe the Fisherman: Use your rod holders, set your drag, and for God's sake hold onto that thing when the big one strikes! Enjoy your tongue lashing, buddy, you deserve it!

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