Yes, that happened.
Unbelievable… in a kayak!?
Catching a fish bigger than your boat is an impressive feat. The fish has the advantage all the time…especially in something as light as a kayak.
Sturgeons are such a cool fish, and the Fraser River certainly produces some beautiful sturgeon like this one 10.5 footer.
According to CTV News, Canadian Braeden Rouse was fishing on British Columbia’s Fraser River when he caught it while on a fishing trip in another province.
He was out fishing with his girlfriend one afternoon when he hooked this monster.
The video, which they posted to Facebook, shows his girlfriend filming Rouse while he is being dragged up and down the river. It’s not too difficult to tell that he’s got a big fish on. It just pulls it wherever it wants.
“I knew it was big. You can tell it’s big because it won’t move if you pull it won’t move and actually start walking.
No fishing stories here, it’s huge. The sturgeon drew Rouse everywhere.
“The surgeon started pulling me upstream, which is interesting. I fought him on the river for about 25 minutes and then we finally tired the fish out.”
They had to come up with a plan to actually land the fish.
“We’re trying to figure out, ‘How do we get on land?’ Luckily we had some rope on our boats, so Sidney tied the rope to her boat and she paddled while I fought the fish. She paddled to shore and then dragged me the rest of the way.”
Eventually Rouse gets out of his kayak and the fish’s head comes out of the water. It’s huge.
Rouse’s excitement in the video is what it’s about, and doing it all in a kayak makes it even better.
Congratulations Braeden for this great fish and the great teamwork to make it happen.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/06/kayak-fisherman-gets-dragged-up-down-the-river-before-landing-a-350-pound-sturgeon/ Kayak Fisherman Gets Dragged Up & Down The River Before Landing A 350-Pound Sturgeon