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May
2011
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200-Pound Prehistoric Fish Caught With Rod and Reel, Breaking Trinity River Record



The Fort Worth Weekly reports that Joseph Williams has caught the largest “fish” ever in the Trinity River, a 200+ pound alligator gar. He did so using a rod and a reel.

Cleveland, Texas resident Joseph Williams was using a rod and reel recently when he caught an alligator gar in Athens that was 7 feet 9 inches long and 200 pounds. That’s the new rod-and-reel record for fishing in the Trinity. Williams said the fish really weighed 230 but that he weighed it on truck scales that measured in 50-pound increments.

Texas, the article claims, is one of the last places on earth where the prehistoric swimmers still exist. Alligator gar are ray-finned fish that have been around for over 100 million years (!) and have been, perhaps, wrongly accused of being vicious toward humans.

Someone call Alan Dershowitz…

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