Pound for pound a long nose gar can be difficult to hook and some anglers have come up with some wicked ways to catch them. A Murrayville, Georgia man Gerald Kennedy 62 caught one on the Chattahoochee river arm of Lake Lanier on September 4, 2013.
The fish is considered to be a primitive ancestor and they look pretty primitive themselves. A long nose gar between 44 and 72 inches is considered to be 18-22 years of age, so that fish has been around for a long time. They prefer weedy areas of deep or you can also find them in the shallow lakes and streams.
The Georgia Department of Resources Wildlife Division said the previous record was held by fisherman Chad Leonard 30 pounds and 4 ounces on the Alapaha River in 2008. Kennedy’s gar weighed 30 pounds and 13 ounces and measured 58 ¾ inches.
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