Amadia wrote:How are people getting secondary fish from open water? I thought the charm only granted extra fish from pools?
When you catch something special, whether it's a sea turtle, tiny carp, giant rat or daily quest fish, it will show up in addition to whatever it was you actually caught that cast.
I'm pretty sure you won't get it with trash items, so try to have a skill high enough for that area.
*edit* if they're attaching a pandaren fishing charm and then fishing open water, the charm does nothing.