The man in this video is Dave Herbert- a 60 year old science teacher from Iowa who likes to fish as a hobby. As most teachers do, Dave here has had a lot of time on his hands to come up with crazy ideas.
Such as fishing with a remote controlled helicopter.
While I do admit that this idea is quite useless, I was surprised that it actually worked. It’s a little known fact that the RC helicopter in the video only runs for 6 minutes on batteries before having to be completely recharged for an hour. Talk about getting lucky.
But that isn’t the only thing that made me skeptical about the legitimacy of this video. Just before the fish is supposedly caught (1:58), there is a cut. The “dead” giveaway (no pun intended) was the lifelessness of the fish itself. It didn’t even squirm.
As much as I want to believe in this entertaining video, I just can’t. Let’s hope Mr. Herbert’s class doesn’t find out about this. That is, if he even has a class.