One of the longest lake sturgeon caught anywhere, ever. Was an incidental catch (while bass fishing) by Tight Line Guide Service out of Kenora, ON…but no doubt one he’ll remember forever. Congrats dude!!!
Few details from his original Facebook post:
> “Well… this was the absolute last thing I was expecting when I went out this past evening to try and catch a few largemouth.
> “I was casting and swimming…a soft plastic back to the boat when I saw my line move so I set on what I thought initially to be a 6+ lb largie because it didn’t move initially, but as it got closer I knew it wasn’t a bass…maybe it was a muskie or the biggest pike I’d ever seen. I was not expecting to see this absolutely massive sturgeon on the other end of the line….
> “With the help of my girlfriend and a nice cottager we were able to get close to shore. It measured by my account 84” from tip of the tail to the nose — I used a boat rope and marked the length of it with a jig as I had nothing long enough to get a bump board measurement…nor did I want to take this fish out of the water.
> “We took only a couple photos of it as we were unhooking it as we didn’t want to stress it out anymore than it needed to be. …this big girl kicked off and returned to being one of those elusive once-in-a-lifetime fish you usually only hear stories about.”