A fisherman from the US took to social media to share the story of one of his most dangerous catches from the ocean – a monstrous-looking wolf fish.
A fisherman recently caught a monster wolf fish, gave it a lobster to eat, and then threw it back into the ocean. Maine fisherman Jacob Knowles posted a video of himself catching the giant fish on Instagram.
The footage begins with the huge fish thrashing on the floor of a boat. The fisherman, who is from Maine, can be seen picking it up and holding it up for the camera. “It’s trying to bite me. They can bite too,” he says, struggling to keep a grip on the thrashing fish. “It killed everything in the trap,” Knowles says in the video he shared on TikTok and Instagram.
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As the fish growls and thrashes around, Knowles could then be seen picking up the creature and holding it up to the camera. The reel, which has got more than 8,000 views on Instagram so far, shows Knowles saying that the wolf fish killed everything in the trap. He added that wolf fish is a rare found. “We let them go as soon as we get them. I guess we’ll give him a snack seeing as he’s already killed everything,” he added.
Towards the end of the video, Knowles lowers the fish towards a dead lobster that the fish had killed. The creature, however, is then seen lunging toward him for a second. “I’m scared,” said Knowles as he dodges the fish.
Knowles was lobster fishing off the coast of Maine when he reeled in the big catch. He explained that wolf fish are a protected species and fishermen throw them back if they ever get caught in the trap.
The fisherman again lowers the fish to the lobster and the creature opens its mouth and sinks its teeth into the lobster’s shell. Following this, the man throws the fish with the lobster still there in its jaws back into the water body.
“We don’t get them very often, they’re protected,” he explains. “We let them go as soon as we get them. I guess we’ll give him a snack seeing as he’s already killed everything.”
Reacting to the video a user wrote that it was crazy. Another wrote, “Wow! That’s wild!” A user wrote that it was an ugly fish. “Neat to see though lol,” the user added.
Knowles often posts videos of his life as a lobster fisherman on his TikTok page. Often, he gives lobsters a snack before putting them back into the ocean. The Atlantic wolf fish is a top predator known for its unusually sharp teeth and ability to survive in extremely cold water. It has few natural predators besides sharks and humans.