You gotta hand it to the little rascal, he is persistent — and kudos to the angler who caught a much better video than his diminutive fish.

A fisherman in Lake Ontario netted much more than a filet when this little mink scrambled out of the rocks to take what was his. The pesky prankster takes a few tries, but in the end he figures out how to remove the fish from the bucket and scramble back to his lair.

It’s pretty clear the video got more laughs and cheers than the catch itself.