Watch: Daredevils Spend the Day Fishing in Gator-Infested Swamp

Fishermen are known to go to extremes when it comes to getting a good catch, even it it means putting themselves into what appears to be a reckless situation.

Kayak fishing in the Florida Everglades is one example of such a situation, where fishermen become daredevils as they fish surrounded by monsters.

In a video uploaded to YouTube by user a named Jake, you can see World Champion Angler Scott Martin and Jake attempt to fish while surrounded by alligators.

It was a friendly competition between the fishermen to see who could catch the most fish, with the loser having to do a cannonball in the water.

What’s particularly incredible about this video is is how calm the men remain while alligators swim around them and attempt to snatch the fish off their lines before they can reel them in. At one point in the video, Martin calmly takes a baseball bat to one of the beasts as it swims near his kayak.

Another amazing aspect about this particular fishing trip is the fact that the men caught more than 100 bass — even while competing with alligators.

Take a look at how incredibly close these men come to alligators:

Talk about brave.

I don’t know about you, but that is a little bit too close for comfort.

Gator Park estimates that there are about 200,000 alligators in the Everglades and their jaws have over 1,000 pounds of closing pressure.

Although these animals are reportedly not known to attacks humans, they can be territorial and they will protect themselves and their offspring.

Kayaking is fun, and fishing is fun, but putting the two of those together in the Florida Everglades might be a bit much for some people.

H/T Wide Open Spaces

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