In last weeks questions someone asked “whos your daddy”. Well I will tell you about my Dad. He is a bad ass even in retirement who goes around the world and catches 100+ lbs fish. He runs a fishing community site at Where I Fish.com

Things were not always great for my dad though. About 10 years ago he had a stroke and shortly after they found out he had a enlarged heart. They only gave him a few months to live. It was pretty crazy. I am not much of a crier but I think that day was one of about 5 times in my life I remember actually shedding tears. Anyway it was a very dark day when they gave my dad only a few days to live.

But the craziness even goes farther back. My grandma Schoemaker was born in 1900. When she was 20- something (1920’s) she went to a carnival and went to see a gypsee. The gypsee told her she would go on to meet a wonderful man and have a great family and also live to be very old BUT she would be sad as she would OUTLIVE all of her children.

Well over the years my uncle died of a drug overdose… my aunt died of cancer… my other aunt committed suicide … then my dad was the only one left and now hes been given a sentence of only a few months to live! SCARY!

Long story short he actually died a few times then was brought back… He got a heart transplant and has been going strong since. Very shortly after he got his transplant my grandmother passed away. Its like the gypsee had told her all she would live to see all her children pass… and in a sense she did… weird huh?

Sorry I got off on a add moment telling that story… The main story I wanted to post was how my dad was macking it hard last week in Spain catching 100+ LBS catfish!

Check out these pictures:



If your into fishing check out Where I Fish.com

By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

47 thoughts on “My Dad Catching The Big Fish”
  1. WOW…Thats insane! I best i’ve ever done is about the size of my hand at the local lake. Tell your dad to go check out the amazon..if he hasn’t already. My father runs Allcheapfares.com and I help with the marketing and we got invited for 10 days once and 1 day was spent at a fishing lodge were this is all they did..catch Godzilla size fish!

    hey show…so you couldn’t convince your dad to run adsense on his blog?

  2. damn..I really need to proof read what i write before i hit submit not after….Ehhh You guys get the idea!

  3. those are great pictures. I’m a carp fisher myself and i have accidentally catch a few catfishes, but never that big ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. […] Dad caught a big 100+ LBS catfish in Spain.ร‚ย  Wow it is so huge!ร‚ย  Almost as big as a fully grown husky […]

  5. thats a big fish man! My dad also is “retired” but in his retirement, his is a saltwater fishing guide out of louisiana.. he figures he loves to fish so much why not get paid for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Pretty amazing Story!. I like to fish too, though the biggest I’ve catched was a salmon of about 6kg here in Chile.

  7. Huge catfish. I thought the one I caught last year was huge but those would swallow the thing with ease. That’s in Spain? What kind of catfish are they and what was he using for bait?

  8. Great to hear that you’re Dad is still going strong after a transplant, it’s amazing what doctors can do. That fish is amazing too… dang

  9. Is that a fresh water fish? Doesn’t look like the catfish
    in the south. Is it a different species?

  10. It looks like all your family runs a website. Who was actualy firsst who started website?

  11. Touching story. My grandma outlived all five of her sons, including my father. She died at 91.

  12. Thanks for sharing this personal story, I was pretty touched when I read it… the gypsee prediction stuff is really weird – amazing. And congrats to your Dad, that’s one monster of a fish…

  13. I thought the fish was going to be the coolest part of the post and they you told the story about your grandma. That’s very cool. Tell him to come to Georgia and fish for trout. They are way small, but it’s great to wade through the North Georgia Moutain streams.

  14. Damn I cant catch anything when I try. I cant imagine catching something like that. What kind of string do you need to pull in a monster like that?

  15. Hell ya that was a great story! Sounds like you have a kick ass dad dude!

    Take that shit you damn gypsee!

    Best wishes

  16. I can’t catch anything on the little fishing game within Zelda, so I know I can’t catch anything in real life! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Reminds me of that movie “Big Fish” Pretty decent movie if you haven’t seen it…

  18. Jesus. Those pictures are great, that fish is huge!!. Cool website (your dads) too.

  19. In Arizona, I caught a 42lb flat head catfish once. It was awesome to look at. Congrats to Mr Shoemoney Sr on his big catch.

  20. The fish is monster. Your dad is the hero. Your Dad must be pround of you and i like his spirit at this age catching such fishes. WoW he must be having a good time and he is happy and satisfied of what he caught.

  21. I love fishing but could never go after those big fish. Im good with the lake fish in Wisconsin since I dont keep the fish to eat. Just catch and release.

  22. I love fishing! This is a great hobby for people both young and old. Glad to see that your dad has held onto this for so long!

  23. My dad once caught a 15 pound muskee on 4lb tes with a 10 foot crappy pole. It took him about an hour.

  24. I am very impressed with your amazing site. The quality of the design and content makes it a real winner! Thanks again for a great site and a great resource on the net.

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