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Anyone else like this show ? I know it's drawn out and somewhat predictable.. but man the opportunities Jeremy wade gets is unbelievable. Alot of risk involved. But he has to have the best job in the world. Travels around the world and catches all of those monster freshwater fish ? Some of those fish are crazy!!! Like the Wels catfish.. some of those could eat you no problem... and the Goliath tiger fish!!!?? They hunt in packs!!?!! Ha-ha.  He lives a wild life. I love the show..  haven't seen any new ones in awhile.. I've seen all the episodes... twice. 

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I've watched quite a few of the episodes and really enjoy them; it's definitely my kind of show. 

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I LOVE that show. I'm not a huge fan of the whole "detective" aspect of the show, but Jeremy has an insane commitment to fishing. Hearing the behind the scenes stuff about how he goes weeks sometimes without catching the fish he's after....and meanwhile we complain about getting skunked once. 

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Love the show. I'm also a fan of the show "Chasing Monsters", which is pretty much the same as river monsters, just not quite as dramatic. 

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River Monsters is by far one of my favorite fishing shows since I enjoy fishing for large exotic fish.

5 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

I'm not a huge fan of the whole "detective" aspect of the show, but Jeremy has an insane commitment to fishing. 

The detective aspect of River Monsters is one of my favorite parts of the show.

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I think, I have all river monster in my DVR, thanks to my lovely wife. 

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Love that show. 

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the Chernobyl episode is the weirdest.

Probably seen all the episodes 3 times or more.

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I like that show as well. It would be cool to travel the world to do that. 

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1 hour ago, N Florida Mike said:

 

the Chernobyl episode is the weirdest.

Probably seen all the episodes 3 times or more.

That is a weird one !! Not many people could say they fished there ! Ha-ha but I don't know too many that would dare to anyway. My favorites are probably the arapaima, the musky (which I believe he finally catches drop shotting a small minnow)  ,  hell I don't think there was one I didn't like. When he was catching those bull shark in Florida's freshwater ?! Pretty sure it was the biggest male ever recorded In that location. I think he also caught that huge grouper that episode, what an awesome fish. 

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Great show. I watch anything fishing related, River Monsters, Monster Fish, Chasing Monsters, Wicked Tuna, etc. Love them all.

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8 hours ago, soflabasser said:

River Monsters is by far one of my favorite fishing shows since I enjoy fishing for large exotic fish.

The detective aspect of River Monsters is one of my favorite parts of the show.

I like it when it's actually a mystery what the fish is he's after....but sometimes it's a little obvious and it feels unnecessary to drag it out. 

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Very interesting show and I have been watching it for a few years.

Educational for the entire family.

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Neat show. One of my favs. He does some kuhrazy stuff.

The dude has a pair of triple X sized brass cojones. 

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31 minutes ago, .ghoti. said:

Neat show. One of my favs. He does some kuhrazy stuff.

The dude has a pair of triple X sized brass cojones. 

I feel like he has been a bit of a loner most of his life.. he never has mentioned one word about family (that I've seen) . Have you seen the deadly encounters ? Where he talks about a plane crash and getting malaria amongst other things.. 

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You may be right. I've never heard mention of family from him. One of those goofy bachelor Brits, wandering the globe like he's indestructible.

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Can't stand the show.  Full of sensationalist bull.  Pretty run of the mill for cable.  I'd rather watch Dahlberg.  Now there's a guy with ACTUAL cajones.

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

Can't stand the show.  Full of sensationalist bull.  Pretty run of the mill for cable.  I'd rather watch Dahlberg.  Now there's a guy with ACTUAL cajones.

Ha-ha lame !!! I could care less about the size of a dudes "cajones". Whats cool is all the different species he gets to catch all around the world... 

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10 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

I feel like he has been a bit of a loner most of his life.. he never has mentioned one word about family (that I've seen) . Have you seen the deadly encounters ? Where he talks about a plane crash and getting malaria amongst other things.. 

He's definitely on his own path by himself through his whole career as a fisherman it seems, guess he was too focused on that and never settled down. I mean you hear him tell stories about getting nearly arrested while fishing in countries in civil war and such like the Congo, he was certainly not worried about someone else back at home from the sounds of it. The dude is definitely passionate you have to give him that. 

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On 10/27/2016 at 7:38 AM, Yeajray231 said:

That is a weird one !! Not many people could say they fished there ! Ha-ha but I don't know too many that would dare to anyway. My favorites are probably the arapaima, the musky (which I believe he finally catches drop shotting a small minnow)  ,  hell I don't think there was one I didn't like. When he was catching those bull shark in Florida's freshwater ?! Pretty sure it was the biggest male ever recorded In that location. I think he also caught that huge grouper that episode, what an awesome fish. 

Great show. The episode where he was catching the arapaima from a float tube was awesome. That's a tall task for any fisherman 

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10 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

Ha-ha lame !!! I could care less about the size of a dudes "cajones". Whats cool is all the different species he gets to catch all around the world... 

Seems like 75% of the fish he catches are catfish.

Larry Dahlberg was chasing "River Monsters" before it was cool. Not to mention he invented the Whopper Plopper and a bunch of other crazy baits. He flyfishes for huge pike, while standing on top of a ladder, while he's in a boat. Oh yeah, and he's caught his share of catfish too if that's your thing, including a estimated 400 pound Piraiba in the Amazon.

Image result for Larry Dahlberg hunt for big fish catfish

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Seems like 75% of the fish he catches are catfish.

Larry Dahlberg was chasing "River Monsters" before it was cool. Not to mention he invented the Whopper Plopper and a bunch of other crazy baits. He flyfishes for huge pike, while standing on top of a ladder, while he's in a boat. Oh yeah, and he's caught his share of catfish too if that's your thing, including a estimated 400 pound Piraiba in the Amazon.

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I've seen him catch electric eel, piranha , sting ray, arapaima, tiger fish, lamprey, musky, sturgeon, and a few others that I can picture but can't name.. yes, alot of them have been catfish but that's because there are so many different unique species of catfish that inhabit the rivers around the world. and all of them were awesome ? Lol . So i don't know how it's a bad thing. He can only catch what exists.. 

The point of the thread was to asked who likes the show ? I don't know why we start talking about someone else . 

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1 hour ago, Yeajray231 said:

The point of the thread was to asked who likes the show ? I don't know why we start talking about someone else . 

We answered, and suggested a WAYYYY better show.

Dahlberg also pays for his own trips, has only one sponsor, Shimano.  Doesn't spend much time pimping the gear, but shows you what he's using and why.  Made his fortune from inventing a trailer material called Flashabou.

You clearly haven't seen it.  I suggest watching several episodes and compare it to River Monsters.  River monsters teaches you nothing about the fish or fishing, just dumb stories about people getting eaten.

There's a some great stuff with him catching wolf fish in a creek.  The musky shows can't be beat either.

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You're right I've never seen it.. I'd love to check it out . What channel does it come on?

I agree that river monsters really doesn't specify on how he catches them... a little .. but not really. WHAT I THINK IS COOL IS ALL OF THE SPECIES HE GETS TO CATCH. Alright Mr dahlberg is more informational. And more successful financially? I could care less how many sponsors someone has or how they got where they did.      

The only way it would be better (to me) is if he caught ALL of the species that wade has been recorded catching and showed how he did so. 

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