We think this video deserves a place in the 'what the heck just happened' file!
Sometimes, the unexpected happens on the water. That couldn't be more true for Sydney Sewell, who had a surprise visitor of the finned kind 'attack' her while she was fishing. Lucky for us, the camera was rolling - because really, who would believe this tall fishing tale without video proof?
Sewell was fishing out of her kayak when she set the hook. Almost immediately, and without warning, a good-sized largemouth bass jumped clear out of the water and smacked straight into the side of her. Yep, you read that right. This is one of those situations that no one would have believed. Had she not had a camera running that recorded the whole thing. The incident in question happens around the 4:13 mark.
What do you think happened? Was it the hooked fish paying a visit or did Sewell spook a secondary bass during that hook set? Maybe the bass just decided to jump and her boat just happened to be in the way. The world may never know. It does make for a hilarious and amazing piece of footage though! If only we could make the fish do that every single time! It seems this "bass attack" gave her a little bit of extra good luck because she caught an 8.5-pounder later in the video.
Just the getting hit with a flying fish part would have been memorable enough for us, but to catch a lunker too? That is a day on the water to remember!
Glad you had the camera rolling, Sydney. That was definitely a treat to watch.
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