A dinosaur prowls the deeps of the Columbia River, an ancient predator and scavenger. The white sturgeon that can stretch the tape to 10 feet or more are older than your grandmother and they can tip the scales to 400 or 500 pounds. Want to pit your muscles against this beast? Prepare for a battle that will last up to an hour or more. You will ache in every fiber of your being the next day.


In this video, Gary Lewis fights a 10-foot sturgeon with old mono line. He used Camo Form by McNett Tactical on the reel handle and on his thumbs! When the rod broke, he used Tenacious Tape by Gear Aid and trimmed it up with the Samish knife by McNett Tactical. A quick in-battle fix kept the battle going before the line broke.


Gary Lewis is an outdoor writer, speaker and television host from Bend, Oregon. Contact Lewis at www.garylewisoutdoors.com.

Originally Published: Nov 12, 2013

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