Today we're talking about your standard, run-of-the-mill massive sturgeon and a couple of NHL players who managed to catch one during a particular wild bout of sturgeon fishing. This isn't the first time FHM has reported on mysterious sea creatures and we hardly think it will be the last. At least this time around the creature in question isn't a flesh-eating crustacean, because those were some heinous visuals.
For those of you not too keen on sturgeon culture, no worries — who the f-ck is? According to a basic Google search, here's all you ever need to know about sturgeons, should they come up at a cocktail party:
"A very large primitive fish with bony plates on the body. It occurs in temperate seas and rivers of the northern hemisphere, especially central Eurasia, and is of commercial importance for its caviar and flesh."
OK, so basically they're dinosaurs that swim — sick! We suppose that's why NHL players, Dustin Byfuglien and Matt Hendricks thought it would be a solid idea to head on over to British Columbia’s Fraser River and do a little sturgeon fishing. Here's what they managed to rack in...
Our initial reaction? Both of those dudes are brave AF. If we saw that ugly mofo swimming toward us, we'd run to the nearest patch of dry land. I guess we never really understood the idea behind fishing for sport — let alone fishing with the intent of catching a creature resembling our bowel movement after a heavy night of drinking.
Who are we to judge, though? If these NHL hot shots want to spend their time off the ice chasing after prehistoric aquatic life, so be it! It could be a lot worse, they could be chasing after Instagram models who are way too hot for them.