Every time a religious fanatic goes on about how dinosaurs and evolution are bullshit, I point to things like this. The is basically a dinosaur fish. It’s almost 100-years-old and was still so strong it took EIGHT fisherman over TWO HOURS to bring the behemoth in.
That’s an intense battle.
The fish was caught on the Fraser River in British Columbia by Captain Steve Kaye, aka ‘The Sturgeon Hunter‘, and some folks who paid for a fishing tour. Sturgeons are catch and release by law, so the monster was let back into the water.
From the Captain himself:
Caught May 28, this Sturgeon was 11’2″ fork length, weighed approx 750 lbs and was easily over 100 years old! This is the biggest sturgeon caught on the Fraser River this season.
The giant Sturgeon was hooked at 2pm and was landed shortly after 4pm. On the initial first run the massive fish ran almost 200 yds and then jumped clear out of the water, it was an epic battle! This was a family affair with several generations in 2 boats.
This is the biggest fish of my 18 year guiding career. Both myself and the Clients were ecstatic about landing such an amazing River Monster!
Time to plan a fishing trip.