Fisherman Yves Bisson from British Columbia, Canada was giving a tour on his boat when he filmed a massive 10-foot fish lunge out of the water after snatching onto his bait.
“We saw this almost 9- to 10-foot sturgeon jump behind us, so it was pretty breathtaking, and the guy who caught it was—well, you can see the video,” Bisson told The Epoch Times, as he laughed.
Bisson is the owner of Yves Bisson Sturgeon Co, located in Chilliwack, Canada, and on this particular day he was boating down Fraser River valley when one of his clients reeled in a whopper.
It weighed “350 to 400 pounds,” Bisson said, after weighing it.
He posted the video to his TikTok account and within just a matter of days, it was viewed more than 9.2 million times. It even attracted the attention of major news outlets like the New York Post and The Epoch Times.
“Everyone’s got a video of a jumping sturgeon, but to get it that close, that big, in slow mo, basically on top of us, is what made that particular moment special,” Bisson said.
The sturgeon fish was tagged, chipped for tracking, and then released back into the river to contribute to his company’s conservation program.
Bisson has been a fishing guide for 19 years now and says he’s caught and tagged over 20,000 fish in his career, “more than anyone else in the world,” he said he was explaining that their fishery is “one of the best in the world.”
According to Bisson, business on the river was down due to the pandemic, however, lately, it has started to pick back up now that the world is reopening.
“It hasn’t been a great year, but I’ve already got lots of American clients coming over starting on the 9th, so things are looking a lot better,” he said.
Bisson says he doesn’t mind that the video has gone viral. A little attention and promotion can only help Yves Bisson Sturgeon Co.