Removing WHAT from Fish?

Most bodies of water in Texas offer perfectly safe and delicious tasting fish, well suited to ‘release to the grease” as fisherman like to say around here. But in the interest of full disclosure, there are some bodies of water in certain parts of the south with just the right conditions for parasites to make their way into the food chain. This video, which I found on Field & Stream’s Lateral Line, is a good example. Warning on the video: it’s not for the feint of heart. In fact, I’m filing it under the “Once seen, cannot be unseen” category. Still, it’s pretty instructive, especially if you harvest fish for your family’s dinner table. I’ve filleted many crappie over the last several years and have never seen anything like this, but you can bet that from now on I’ll be taking a little closer look when cleaning my fish.

 

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Video: Exploding House

Ever wonder what an exploding house looks like? Well you’re in luck. This video, taken by a police dash-cam, shows the results of a leaking gas main under a Stafford Township, New jersey neighborhood. Investigators believe the leaking gas made its way into the basement of a nearby house through water lines, and that it was then set off by a sparking furnace or water heater. Despite having evacuated the block, fifteen people were injured including a couple of gas company employees that sustained serious injuries. The house, as you can see from the video, was disintegrated in the explosion.

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish

Boater/Beater/Bitch

There are two kinds of kayak paddlers: those that enjoy things like leisurely tours around rugged coast lines and maybe bass fishing quiet lakes…and then there’s these guys.

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish

Donnie Vincent Video: Who We Are

LSC Donnie VincentI just saw this fascinating video by Connecticut bow hunter and filmmaker, Donnie Vincent. In the beautifully filmed short (about seven minutes long), Vincent takes his viewers to the Northwest Territories, juxtaposing short snippets from several of his hunts, with rich and thoughtful narration, explaining his passion for