The fish merchants at Seattle's Pike Place Market are famous for their fish-tossing skills, showing off moves like the Willie Mays of the sea. Now, Justin Hall and Anders Miller have written a cookbook so aspiring fisherpeople at home can do their own smelt slinging.
But can they teach Hoda and Kathie Lee to catch fish?
Uh, perhaps not. After a somewhat unsuccessful exposition game of grouper grab at the market last year, the ladies suited up again in yellow raincoats and gloves to try to field some flounder on Monday. Sadly, the fish were either too scary or too slippery and escaped their grasps.
KLG and Hoda were more successful in eating some of the fishy foods Justin and Anders cooked up for them, which served as a reminder that not all of us are natural athletes, and maybe some of us should stick to snacking.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor and expert hillbilly hand fisher.