Tenacious boy catches fish as big as he is

Boy catching fish

Going ice fishing in the Alaskan wilderness is one of the most incredible experiences few are fortunate enough to have access to.

Boy catching fish

Six-year-old Drayden Nelson is an absolute powerhouse in this video. Being out on the ice with a simple ice fishing rig, he’s able to pull off something that seems nearly impossible.

Cheered on by his father and others, Nelson seems like a much bigger man than just a six-year-old. As he pulls and tugs on his fishing rig, he knows that there’s something big on the other end.

Boy catching fish

When Drayden Nelson finally gets to the end of the line, everyone is shocked by what has come up. A monster fish that’s larger than Nelson himself! His strength is absolutely amazing.

Cheers and laughter erupt as everyone around him are incredibly proud of what he’s been able to pull off—as a six-year-old! Not every day ice fishing ends in success, but this one certainly did.

Boy catching fish

You have to wonder if moments like these inspire careers and passions that children will pursue throughout their lives. Perhaps Nelson has a long fishing career ahead of him,

Heartwarming and unforgettable, you just love to see such a young child experience such great success. Drayden Nelson will undoubtedly be back out on the ice again after this one.

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