Episode-1385- Fishing with a Air Cannon? Yep! — 12 Comments

  1. Great podcast Jack! When are we going down to Freeport or PINS as a TSP Group? I’m in Collin County (DFW) and would be happy to help put together a group.

  2. Greetings,
    My brothers-in-law would go shark fishing at Datona Bch FL. To get their bait out a long way from shore, they tied a ballon to a “Lifesaver”, tied the “Livesaver” to the bait, then let the current take it far from shore. The “Lifesaver” would disolve, the bait would sink, and they did catch a lot of shark!

  3. That air canon is cool but expensive. I’ll have to stick to my fishing trebuchet.

  4. I’ve got to get one of those, just too close to the water not to have one. Man, maybe by next summer.

  5. Man I would love to go out fishing with one of these, does he do guided fishing? He should, I would be up for a trip!

  6. Has anyone started talking about “Military style assault fisherman” on the news yet?

  7. Guesstimating the frozen fish slug to be about a pound, that’s a 7000 grain projectile. 900 feet horizontal in 7 seconds (from the video), toss in a 45 degree angle, that’s about 180 ft/s. That comes to about 450 ft-lbs at the muzzle. A pretty hefty amount of energy, on par with a serious handgun, but not exactly an existential threat.

  8. This reminds me of a guy who loved sturgeon fishing at Bonneville Dam. In order to get his bait out further than any one else he mad a giant slingshot with heavy surgical tubing and made a mount for the front of his pickup. Winged it a good ways out there.

    Here’s a video I found of another fellow down there. This is a really upgraded version than the first guy who did it years ago:

    • @Aron that is a cool innovation the guy came up with and it works. It also just made me a lot more comfortable with the so called “high price” of the sand blaster. Compare the two of those for ease of use, portability, etc. Man, look out Texas coast!