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Most Impressive Kayak Angling Catches Caught On Camera

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We have all heard about the "one that got away", which is often accompanied by very elaborate descriptions, but very little in the way of evidence. Fortunately, thanks to how cheap and readily available digital cameras are these days, it is much easier to document evidence of great catches or epic struggles while fishing. 

Kayaks have added a whole new exciting component to angling, which is why so many people are hooked on the hobby. One of the reasons why kayak angling continues to grow as a sport and a hobby is that you never know what to expect. Just take a look at some of these impressive catches and the lengths that some anglers had to go to in order to ensure that they did not end up with "one that got away."

Cape Coral Man Catches Giant Goliath Grouper

It's hard not to get a little excited when you get something big on the end of your line, but this man from Cape Coral Florida could hardly contain himself when he saw the size of the fish that he caught. The man managed to reel in a giant  Goliath Grouper that weighed in excess of 500 lbs while fishing from a kayak next to a Southwest Florida bridge. The fish was so massive that it managed to snap the fishing rod like a twig. After documenting his impressive catch, the angler did release it safely back in the water and gained quite a bit of fame when the video went viral.

8ft Sturgeon Nearly Sinks Kayak

Plenty of fish attempt the old "shake and bake" routine when you have almost reeled them in, which is why it is usually how all those "one that got away" tales start. However, when it is an 8 foot long sturgeon with a girth of 42" that leaps out of the water next to your kayak, there's a bit more than just the fish getting away at stake. In this case the fish weighed an estimated 300lbs, so it's no exaggeration that the kayak could have been sunk if it landed on it. Thankfully, the angler not only caught the fish, but also managed to release it safely after taking the measurements.

Giant Red Snapp Catch In Panama City Beach

Sometimes when kayak fishing you are lucky and end up with a huge catch that practically falls in your lap. Other times you have to deal with disappointment or really have to put in some hard work to reap the rewards. In this video a kayak angler goes out in search of giant red snappers captures both his lowest moments as well as his highest when he hooks an epic catch at Panama City beach. We are not so sure about clubbing the fish with his rod holder, but it certainly got the job done.

Big Halibut From A Kayak

The Olympic Peninsula of Washington looks like a good place for kayak angling if you are in search of some big Pacific Halibut. The halibut in this video puts up quite a spirited fight, but in the end the angler does manage to reel in his sizeable catch. The clip is a good example of how intense kayak fishing in the ocean can be and how you need to have your wits about you when getting this close to big fish in their natural habitat.

35 kg Mackerel Caught From Kayak

Ocean fishing from a kayak is quite an experience as the fish are not only much bigger, but you can also run into more dangers out on the water. Bigger fish also means bigger fights as this angler discovered when it took him almost twenty five minutes to reel in a Spanish mackerel. Just to make things extra interesting, a shark also makes a brief appearance while struggles with his catch. It was worth it as the fish turned out to be almost 70" long and more than 77 lbs. In fact, the fish was so big that it did not fit in his kayak hatch and he had to swim the kayak back to sure just to make sure that everything stayed upright. 

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# basscatlildave 2018-05-17 14:04
Wild catches. It would be a blast.
# BassYakWards 2018-05-18 11:06
Those were amazing. 8' sturgeon was something else.

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