While ice-lake fishing in Alaska, this bundled-up toddler attempts to reel in her first catch. According to the YouTube description, little Beth hooks a rainbow trout on the end of her line, but has some difficulty bringing it to the surface. Despite her parents' instructions to reel it in, she opts for her own technique; while it may not be the most effective method, the effort she puts into it is admirable.
According to National Geographic, the rainbow trout is native to western North America, but has been introduced to other environments because of its delicious taste. Though they are a valuable source of food and sport, the National Geographic website notes that rainbow trout are considered as an invasive species in certain areas where they were introduced. Statistically speaking, they generally grow to about 20-30 inches (51-76 centimeters) long and 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms), but have been recorded to reach 4 feet (1.2 meters) long and up to 53 pounds (24 kg). Lucky for the little girl in this video, the rainbow trout she caught does not appear to be quite that large.
Watch the tot fight to keep her catch, and share your thoughts on the video in the comments section below. Also, if you know of any delectable trout recipes, we'd love to hear them.