It would be pretty tough to find a father-daughter moment as good as this.
There's somewhat of a constant cycle at the core of both hunting and fishing. Unlike most societal institutions, there's a familial theme that calls for a figurative torch passing from one generation to the next.
As outdoorsmen and women, we find ourselves looking for answers from our parents who did it first, specifically our fathers in most cases.
Because of that, there's a father-and-child bond that brushes both beauty and nostalgia across stories of the past, as well as plans for the future.
We all hope for that unforgettable moment with a child of our own one day, as so many of us still hold on to our own memories from the good ol' days.
In this clip, we get to see a father help his 4-year-old daughter, Josie, catch a fish she'll likely remember forever, and was generous enough to let the rest of us enjoy it, too.
Watch the video below:
GIRL CATCHES 33LB CATFISH: 4 year old Josie caught a monster catfish on her ‘Frozen’ fishing pole and the fish weighs more than her. The 30 pound Illinois girl reeled in the 33 pound catfish with her dad’s help. Dad must’ve known there were some big fish in there… he rigged the pole with 50-pound line! ❤️🎣
Posted by Lacie Lowry on Monday, September 2, 2019
It's hard to believe that tiny little "Frozen" fishing rod actually stood up to the test of that giant flathead catfish. That fish was easily as big as her entire body.
According to the post, her dad rigged the reel with 50-pound-test line, so it's likely he knew there was a chance of stumbling upon such an impressive catch.
While she probably doesn't realize it now, she'll probably be talking about that fish for the rest of her life, and she'll have the video evidence to back it up.
What's the biggest fish you ever caught as a kid? Did you have a different father-child moment that you still recall when you're feeling nostalgic? Let us know!
Congratulations to this young lady and her father for pulling out the big guns!