According to the Telegraph:
Lance Burgos was enjoying a camping trip in Lake Fausse Pointe State Park with his two girls when he thought he had snared a catfish in one of the waterways with his "noodle" - the submerged device widely used in southern US for catching the creatures.
It wasn't a catfish.
So tell me, who was fishing for whom there? I know that area. It's home to some of the largest alligators in Louisiana, if not the USA as a whole, rivaling those found in the Florida Everglades. Not a place I'd want to go kayak-fishing with my two young children - and certainly not without a suitable firearm!