Monster sturgeon nearly lands on kayak fisherman; video

Monster sturgeon nearly lands on kayak fisherman; video

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Monster sturgeon nearly lands on kayak fisherman; video

Steve Carroll, a.k.a. Sturgeon Steve, took a friend kayak fishing for sturgeon on the Snake River in Idaho last weekend and videotaped him nearly getting KO’d by a monster sturgeon that measured 8-feet long.

“We’re going to be targeting some big sturgeon today,” Carroll said in the introduction of his video. “I mean big.”

He wasn’t kidding.

They first spotted the big fish five miles downstream from Glenns Ferry.

Carroll told KTVB they were in the water only a few minutes before the sturgeon took Bryce Thompson’s bait. The size of the sturgeon was on full display when it launched out of the water like a missile, nearly landing on Thompson.

He fought the giant fish for about an hour before they brought it to shore to measure. Then they released it, as is required.

Carroll, who has been fishing for sturgeon from kayaks for about four years, estimated the weight of the sturgeon to be more than 300 pounds.

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Thompson was definitely lucky the leaping sturgeon splashed down in the water and not on him.

Photos are screen grabs from YouTube.

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