EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Sometimes it takes a little help and a lot of patience to reel in the big one.
Monday night, 10-year-old Christian Severud caught this 5-and-a-half-foot long sturgeon at Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park.
His mom tells us he’s tried for almost two years to catch a fish like this.
Christian fought it for nearly 45 minutes and eventually needed a little help.
When Christian’s dad arrived, he ran into the water, grabbed the fish, and carried it ashore.
“All of a sudden, I saw the pole bounce. So, I was like ‘oh, we got something.’ so, O picked up the pole, set the hook, and when I felt it, it didn’t feel really big. So, I started reeling it and all a sudden I saw it like surfacing in the water. Was like ‘oh, it’s really big.’ so it took off, fought it for about 40 minutes, and finally, we got it,” said Severud.
Christian says he caught a perch before catching the sturgeon.
He adds this is his favorite fish he’s ever caught.