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Bass fish caught in a storm sewer

Bass Fish Caught in a Storm Sewer

His friends call him the "fish whisperer."

Sixteen-year-old high school junior Kyle Naegeli has posted a number of videos online featuring him pulling out bass, perch and catfish from storm sewers that have ventured in from neighboring lakes and rivers. He's reeled in a staggering 768,000 viewers on one of his videos -- and counting.

In a recent video, Naegeli pulled out a largemouth bass from the sewer after catching it with a hook baited with a piece of hotdog.

In the past, he has also handfed catfish, caught fish using his thumb, and even his mouth -- but he always throws the fish back.

Naegeli says he started fishing in manholes after his dad bet him he couldn't catch fish that way. Needless to say, the teen won the bet!

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mavric1015 August 29 2014 at 12:46 PM

Fake, first off why would you go through the tiny hole in the top of the man cover when the side is wide open. Second, that fish is totally limp i.e. already dead.

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catwomencjk August 29 2014 at 12:37 PM

pure crap. was that freshly caught fish flopping? Not. Phony baloney.

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Kate catwomencjk August 29 2014 at 1:01 PM

Not necessarily. A fish that has tired itself out fighting a hook for hours is not going to flop around as much as one that was caught a minute ago. He's leaving a baited hook for me don't know how long. The teen isn't going to sit by a manhole cover for hours on end, where he can't even see them.

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vanclaybor August 29 2014 at 12:39 PM

I'm thinking staged

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g7nevada1 vanclaybor August 29 2014 at 12:54 PM

agreed, this was staged, aol is running out of news

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goodgrief61945 vanclaybor August 29 2014 at 9:23 PM

Big time.

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Fred August 29 2014 at 3:41 PM

This is so fake it stinks, hasn't rained there since I don't know when and the fish is dry when he pulls it up.

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dickn2000b August 29 2014 at 1:58 PM

I'm a long time fisherman, both fresh and salt water. I've fished all over the world. A fish on a line, if it's alive, fights. That motion causes a fisherman's arms to jerk when using a hand line. I saw no such motions from this kid. I don't believe the fish was completely dead, as I thought I saw a little tail movement, but it was near death. I'm wiling to bet this entire video was staged.

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john dickn2000b August 29 2014 at 6:21 PM

Wow mr world fisherman I bet you would know if you pick up a bass by the lower lip like this kid did it freezes it.

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spdy65 john August 29 2014 at 9:41 PM

Then explain why there is no water dripping off it.

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rolnutz john August 29 2014 at 9:47 PM

He didn't say " when he picked it up" he said " when on a hand the fight in the fish makes you hand jerk( or move) .

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Camp Bulldog dickn2000b August 29 2014 at 10:27 PM

JOHN.... you are full of it too....

you ever pull a bass up that easily? Unhooked that easily???

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sallywieck August 29 2014 at 1:38 PM

I am very suspicious of this. There was no tugging or struggle on the line.

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alfredschrader August 29 2014 at 5:30 PM

I'm actually a real bass fisherman and no bass I ever caught laid limp like that.
It's a trick. The fish was already in there.
A suggestion though. Don't eat fish that come out of the sewer, ok, just trust me on this.

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eurocardriver000 August 29 2014 at 2:18 PM


Naegeli's boyfriend told friends in school.

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zorak38735 August 29 2014 at 1:01 PM

Wonder what news editor fell for this one..

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ga7smi zorak38735 August 29 2014 at 7:04 PM

and paid cash for it

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acampi8484 August 29 2014 at 1:54 PM


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