AURORA, Colo. — A 4-year-old boy fishing with his father at Cherry Creek State Park caught a huge walleye using a toy Shakespeare Spider-Man pole, according to Colorado Outdoors Magazine.
Tristan Evans was with his father Colin and a friend last month when Tristan hooked the fish.
“Dad, I think I’ve got one,” Tristan is heard saying on cellphone video of the catch.
“At first, I sort of ignored him thinking he was hooked in the rocks,” Colin Evans told the magazine. “I took my time to reel in my line and went over to give him a hand. When I put my hand under his rod, I suddenly felt the rod go down hard. That’s when I realized he was not hooked in the rocks but had hooked a big fish.”
With his father’s help, Tristan reeled in a fat, 28-inch walleye on the pole, which was the same length as the fish.
“I helped him hold the rod and told him to just keep reeling,” Colin Evans told the magazine. “As the fish got closer, I could tell it was one heck of a walleye. As soon as I had the chance, I netted it and the fish was in the boat.”