Texas Teen Catches Near Record Massive Alligator Gar
We're gonna need a bigger boat!
I've heard the saying plenty of times, "Everything is BIG in Texas", and one Texas teen has proved that saying true by catching a 7.5 alligator gar while fishing last week.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, Jack Pytle, from Needville, was fishing at a creek near the Brazos River on Saturday (February 1st) when he felt something tugging on his line.
After putting up a thirty minute fight, Jack got a surprise by reeling in a massive alligator gar.
Look at the size of this catch!
I reached out to him on his Facebook page and asked him what went through his mind when he realized what he caught,
"Well I knew exactly what I hooked from the start but I never expected it to be that big because I have caught several big ones but this is the biggest one yet. Honestly all I could think about is how big the fish was."
Yeah, that's a big catch as Jack shared his 7'5" 190 lb. catch. However, Texas Parks and Wildlife said the record for the largest alligator gar was set back in 1953 at a whopping 302 pounds.
Nevertheless, this catch from Jack is mighty impressive and he plans on catching a bigger one in the near future.
Count me in, Jack!