20 Oct Tips and Fun Facts about Fishing—Part 2 of 5
At FishHunter, we pride ourselves on making the most compact and best quality fishfinder. At the end of the day, we like fishing and we would like to help others find more fish and enjoy their fishing trips as much as possible.
We have compiled a long list of fishing tips and fun facts for you to peruse on your fishing trips.
- Lungfish can live out of water for several years. It has both gills and a lung and can burrow underground
- Some fish, such as the great white shark, can raise their body temperature. This helps them hunt for prey in cold water
- Some species of fish can fly (glide) others can skip along the surface and others can even climb rock.
- The oldest known age for a fish was an Australian lungfish. In 2003, it was still alive and well at 65 years old.
- Since a fish’s jaw is not attached to its skull, many fishes can shoot their mouths forward like a spring to catch startled prey.
- Electric eels and electric rays have enough electricity to kill a horse
- Fish have a specialized sense organ called the lateral line which works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water.
- The largest fish is the great whale shark which can reach fifty feet in length.
- Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids.
- Some fish, such as the herbivorous fish, often lack jaw teeth but have tooth-like grinding mills in their throats called pharyngeal teeth