WHITESHELL – A longtime fisher on the hunt for dinner caught something she never expected.
On Sunday, Susan Klann and some friends were on Nutimik Lake, in the Whiteshell, fishing for Walleye, when a 72.75 inch (6 foot) sturgeon hooked on.
Klann tells 680 CJOB it took 45 minutes to reel in the roughly 120 pound fish.
“It was definitely a team effort between my boyfriend and my friend in the boat. The three of us got him into the boat and let me tell you we were shaking when it came to the surface. Not one of the three of us has ever seen anything that big.”
Once the trio got the fish into the boat they quickly measured it and put it back in the water.
Klann says she was using a 20 pound braided test line with a 3/8th ounce banana jig and a night crawler from her sisters back yard when she caught the master angler.
The fish is the 5th biggest sturgeon ever to be caught in Manitoba.
Earlier in the month, a 17-year-old caught a 1.9 metre-long sturgeon from the Winnipeg River near Pinawa.