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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone fishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest outdoor exploit for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader.

Footage released Saturday by Russian state television stations showed Putin steering an inflatable boat and fishing bare-chested with a rod, accompanied by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other officials.

‘‘It’s a good catch,’’ a beaming Putin said, displaying his spoils.

During the trip earlier this week across pristine mountain rivers and lakes in the forested near the border with Mongolia, Putin also tried for the first time to fish underwater with a spear gun.

Action camera footage showed Putin moving under water in a swimsuit and shooting a pike. ‘‘It’s very sly and cautious,’’ the president said of his prey after getting out.

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Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier this week that the president spent two hours pursuing a pike before finally getting it.

The Russian leader has frequently offered macho images of his sporting life, which has included flying combat jets, riding horses, scuba-diving and riding a horse bare-chested. A longtime judo master, he now regularly plays ice hockey.

In other televised escapades underlining his love for nature, Putin accompanied a flock of cranes on a motorized hang glider, shot a tiger with a tranquilizer gun, tracked polar bears and released leopards into a wildlife sanctuary.

Putin swam during his vacation.
Putin swam during his vacation. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Putin displayed his catch.
Putin displayed his catch.ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Putin was accompanied by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the excursion.
Putin was accompanied by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the excursion. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Putin took some time to sunbathe.
Putin took some time to sunbathe. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Putin showed off his catch.
Putin showed off his catch.ALEXEI NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN/EPA
Putin also hunted fish underwater.
Putin also hunted fish underwater. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Putin cast a line in a mountain lake in southern Siberia.
Putin cast a line in a mountain lake in southern Siberia. ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/EPA
Putin donned a diving suit to go spearfishing.
Putin donned a diving suit to go spearfishing. ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/POOL
Putin and Shoigu rested after fishing.
Putin and Shoigu rested after fishing. Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin/AP