THE RIVER — Perhaps you've heard it said that certain fish will strike anything that moves. Matt Nelson, the angler behind the popular YouTube channel NDYakAngler, likes to test this theory by using unusual lures designed to look like ducklings, snakes and spiders.
But you'd think there would be limits to what will catch fish. I mean, is there really a species out there that hates "Star Wars" enough to attack a LEGO Chewbacca?
Turns out that the smallmouth bass of North Dakota must've watched "The Star Wars Holiday Special" one time too many, because they have no problem with tearing into our favorite Wookiee.
In the amazing video, Nelson uses the aforementioned Chewbacca (outfitted with a hook) to land multiple bass. There are even sound effects added for good measure.
"The whole point of me doing this little experiment tonight is to show that it's less about the lure that you're throwing and more about where you're throwing it," says Nelson as he narrates the action from his kayak.
So if you're tired of your kids leaving LEGOs scattered around the family room, maybe you should start using some of the figures as lures. And while we're on the topic, what is the craziest thing you've ever caught a fish on? For me, it was back in 2008 when I caught a brook trout using an old shoelace tied to a hook.