This fisherman got the surprise of his life after accidentally hooking this monster alligator.
Flats fishing has become a huge pastime for anglers all over the globe. Unknowingly, many of these anglers often share these pristine flats with at least one monster alligator lurking close by.
Here’s the video:
According to Capt. Matt, he had no idea the alligator was even present. After casting his fly towards a school of fish he felt a bump on the end of his line and set the hook. After that, he immediately knew something wasn’t right.
“I pulled a strip set and was confident I just hooked into a sunken tree,” said Capt. Matt. “Just as I finished that thought the ‘sunken tree’ felt more like a submarine as he shot out of his hole, peeling line for nearly 100 yards. To say I was surprised is an understatement.”
“I put the pressure on him but all I could do was reel the boat over to whatever just ran all my fly line out. As I got closer we quickly realized what was on the other end, a massive alligator!!”