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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Eel (marbled, american)

Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fresh water fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Did you know that eel breath through their skin?

Keeping it simple or going technical, the number of ways how to catch eel around the world is endless.

First thing you need to do to fish for eel is to start off for them at the right time of day. Eels are nocturnal, starting to feed in the evening. Don't waste your time during the day.

They eat a big variety of things, anything from sunken terrestrials to sea urchins but it pays to read up about eel before sitting down on a riverbank ready to cast one of your 'thingy-ma-jiggers'.

After all, this is one of the most rare, migratory fish in the world; of course their diet in the ocean can't be found in their freshwater, part-time habitats. Although nets and traps are the most common way to fish for eel, if you come up on some migrating and feeding at night, eel can be caught on a spinning rod with no problem fishing from the bank.

People have even been known to go after them with a fly rod, too!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Anguilliformes

Size: - 122 - 150 cm

Weight: 7.5 - 11 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fresh water fishing, Salt water fishing, SpearfishingContinent(s): North America, South America, Greenland, from East Africa to French Polynesia