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High-Flying Sturgeon Puts on Show for Idaho Kayakers


This is "in your face" fishing at its finest!

There's no denying the unbridled strength a heavy-weight sturgeon possesses. These Goliath fish, which are among the most ancient that still swim today, will test any angler's fishing prowess when hooked.

A pair of Idaho kayak anglers tussled with an 8-foot giant March 31 while fishing the famed Snake River. For Steven Carroll, the lucky angler who hooked and landed the trophy sturgeon, it was the largest he's ever battled with. As for his buddy, Bryce Thompson, this would be his first time fishing from a kayak for these prehistoric fish.

The battle lasted almost an hour, and as you're about to see, it was spectacular in every sense imaginable.


There's nothing like an 8-foot sturgeon almost crashing down on your lap, right?!

They took a quick measurement and released it to fight another day.

If watching this video makes you want to try and catch a sturgeon yourself, just make sure to do your research beforehand. For one, sturgeon aren't easy fish to track down, so it's worth scouting waters that are known to hold them, as you could waste a lot of time casting in the wrong places. Additionally, though, you should make sure you're up to speed on your local regulations, as many states have certain restrictions that pertain to sturgeon fishing.

And in case you're wondering about the soundtrack, let's just say the guys let a few cuss words fly during the fight.


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