Angler Catches 283-Pound, Potential IGFA Record Gar

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From the International Game Fish Association (IGFA)…

On September 2, 2023, Art Weston was fishing in Sam Rayburn Lake, Texas, when he landed this massive 128.37-kilogram (283-pound) alligator gar. With this fish Art can potentially set both the IGFA All-Tackle and IGFA Men’s 3-kg (6 lb) Line Class World Records for the species. Art was fishing with Captian Kirk Kirkland aboard the “Garship Enterprise” when this potential record gar struck a cut bait. Art was able to land the gar following an incredible 2-hour and 45-minute battle. After recording the weight on a certified scale, Art was able to release the fish safely. This record is currently pending and under review.

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