Fishermen have their own bizarre ways of catching fishes that we don’t even think of while eating and enjoying it! But the efforts these guys put in to bring us these tasty fishes to us is commendable!
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Out of many other various ways, this trick in which Chinese fishermen use flaresto attract fishes at night, from Taiwan is getting viral and is posted on Redditas well. Well, it is a pretty interesting technique of catching fishes and is also a very interesting process to watch, indeed.
Click on the video below to see how these Chinese fishermen use flares to catch fishes in the dark:
Apparently what we understand here is that the light attracts these fishes during the night and they jump out of the water. Now, to be honest we don’t know the science behind but here we have some comments from a few Redditors that are explaining this phenomenon for us.
Fish are attracted to light, but there aree so many in the water that they freak and jump out.
I was under the impression that the preference / aversion towards light varied with different species of fish. As to the jumping out of the water, I know there has been some problems with invasion of oriental origin fish in the states and that some species get worked up with the vibration of the boat motors and start jumping wildly.
Fish jumping out of the water is called boiling...
Fish jumping out of the water isn't because of the light it's because of all the fish in the water, and the reason there are so many fish at the top of the water is because of the light.
The same goes for squid.. and pretty much and fish that operates at night.
They're some type of carp, and you're right, just the vibration from the motors makes em jump, and these things can grow pretty dang big. Fisherman and other boaters can easily be knocked unconscious or even out of the boat by a fish on a very unlucky path out of the water.
Only because it was an effective way to catch fish at night, Native Americans had it down with birchbark canoes and torches, because it was a way to live and create sustenance. Way before the White man took over the land
It is an interesting process to watch actually. It is illegal in the states but I have tried it without trying to catch the fish. We used a million candle spotlight and just held it pointed at the water. You can see all the little bugs and what not coming to the light. Then little fish come to eat the bugs. Then bigger fish come to eat the little fish. This was in a lake in Minnesota.