The best part of throwing some feathers and fur tied with a hook in the dark waters is the mystery about what species will suck the fly and fly. This is exactly what happened to Captain Justin Jordan as he flew fishing for goldfish near Galveston, Texas.
The captain and his client saw the black beast navigating the swamp when they made the cast to see what kind of reaction the flies would cause. According to Jordan, the fish made a fly move the moment it hit the water.
“It was definitely the wrong fly for the race,” Jordan said. “And it’s a kind of constant joke, because the ‘spork’ fly has literally caught almost every species of prey in the Gulf Coast swamp.”
Once the hook was set, chaos ensued as the beast of hell rose from the water shaking its head aggressively after tying.
“It was very surprising when the fish came to the surface to see that it was black, which I had never seen in all the alligator I had seen,” Justin Jordan, owner of Lotus Guide Service, told FTW Outdoors.
The fish was released without being removed from the water and lives to torment the dreams of fishermen and fish for years to come.
You can learn more about the catch, here!