Saturday, January 31, 2009

HUNT FOR BIG FISH
by Robin

(double-posting day)

Last night, Jack and I discovered a new channel with a new show. Versus County (#151 for Dish Network folks) is playing a program called, "Hunt for Big Fish" with Larry Dahlberg. We watched one on sailfishing in Guatemala, Columbia Peacock bass and another on Marlin fishing.

Well, it was great because anything offshore fishing is nice to see (for us). However, I will say there are spots in the show, especially the offshore ones, where the guy is just reeling and reeling. No commentary. No music. Then, a deckhand rushes in and cuts the line. You barely get to see the fish. Now, this is great for the fish, don't get me wrong. But, it doesn't make great tv. We were also unimpressed that he said, "Dumb fish" while reeling in a big sailfish. I don't think I've heard Jose' Wejebe (Spanish Fly) say something like that.

The had some fantastic underwater footage of a sailfish about to take a bait and then they cut away from it to show a top of the water shot. Ugh.... we were both disappointed. We'd really like to see what it looks like from below-- but that's just our 2 cents.

When I googled to see if I could find out more about this channel and show, all the links come up, "This may harm your computer." What's that about?

http://www.versuscountry.com/showpage.aspx?sid=53 Here is a good link that will show you various video footage of his shows.

I'll probably watch more shows but I'd like to know what others think of this new show.

3 comments:

Courtney said...

There are some fake search results on the web lately that contain viruses...I've seen them too. That's probably what's going on.

If you use Firefox, there's a plugin called Web of Trust (WOT) that scores websites according to appropriateness, privacy, and likelihood of viruses. It puts green dots on safe websites, red or yellow on unsafe ones. I can send you instructions on how to install if you like. Let me know.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I found out that on the day you did that search someone at Google changed something that changed ALL links across the whole entire web to "this site may harm your computer". It only lasted about 45 minutes but you must have done a search at that time.

Courtney said...

PS Anonymous is me, Courtney...scripts weren't running right on my browser so I couldn't put in my name.