Personal watercraft rider knocked unconscious by flying sturgeon




Speckmisser

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Would love to see the video!

There was a whole string of these incidents a couple years back. People knocked out of boats, off of jet skis, all kinds of craziness. Revenge of the Sturgeon!
 

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We have a prehistoric fish in our southeastern impoundments called a paddlefish, commonly known as a spoon bill catfish. They commonly get to 4 feet in length and are filter feeders, spending much time cruising just under the surface in our impounded rivers. They also have a habit of leaping into the air in front of approaching boats, especially the high performance bass boats we all run now days. I have heard several stories of boats hitting them, but so far no tales of them taking out an occupant or causing a boating accident. I believe it is just a matter of time though.

 

Zbearclaw

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that video would be awesome, we had a few close calls years back, but those were usually shoal bass which weigh nothing like what a sturgeon would.

I did have a Great Blue Heron crap on my face while waterskiing, does that compare?
 


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