The fish hit a 12-inch prototype Swim Whizz lure in the Sunset Sally pattern, which is a paint job that resembles a walleye. It was trolled on a flatline behind Walter's 31-foot Cherokee boat. The big fish hit in U.S. waters, just as Walters made a sharp turn near a shoal at Carleton Island, near where the St. Lawrence begins on Lake Ontario. Per IGFA rules, Forjohn was the only angler to handle the rod, taking it from the rod holder when the fish struck. First mate Darryl Raate netted it after a brief battle. The entire catch, measurement, photography and release were reportedly captured on a GoPro video camera.