An angler not too long ago broke his brother’s 22-year-old state file in Hawaii. On August 30, Michael Matsunaga caught a 25.95-pound octopus close to Turtle Bay utilizing fish and squid as bait. He was fishing at a depth of 400 toes deep—and as soon as he reeled his quarry up and obtained it aboard his boat, he nonetheless wanted to wrangle it.
“He has eight legs. I get two arms. I type of put him in the cooler, however he tried to get out every little thing,” Matsunaga instructed Hawaii Information Now. “I lastly obtained him within the cooler, after which I needed to sit on the cooler as a result of he was type of lifting [the top] up.”
In accordance with Nationwide Geographic, there are about 300 forms of octopus worldwide. Some species can weigh as much as 600 kilos. Octopuses usually conceal nicely by matching the colours and textures round them. They’ll squirt ink to cloud the imaginative and prescient of an approaching predator. Octopuses are categorised as cephalopods, which places them in the identical household as squid.
Learn Subsequent: Angler Catches Large 36-Pound, 7-Ounce Potential U.Okay. File Turbot
In Hawaii, octopus are sometimes known as tako, which is the Japanese phrase for the animal. They’re usually served uncooked in poke dishes, however Matsunaga plans to prepare dinner his catch one leg at a time boiled in beer. The octopus marks his second state file; He presently holds the state’s purple snapper file—an 11-pound, 6-ouncer he caught in 2005. His octopus soundly topped the earlier file—a 19-pounder caught in October of 2000 by Matsunaga’s brother Stewart.