A man from Texas has been recognized for catching the heaviest alligator gar on record from Lake Corpus Christi.
Paul Hefner, a Texas angler, used a jug line to capture a 207-pound alligator gar in mid-April, and his record-breaking catch was finally recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Tuesday, May 23.
The wildlife agency revealed Hefner’s catch to the public with photo-inclusive Twitter and Facebook posts that show the massive fish was longer than its catcher’s body.
“Move over, Rover. This 207 lb alligator gar set a new record for Lake Corpus Christi before being released back to swim another day,” the Texas Parks and Wildlife wrote in both posts.
The alligator gar was caught on April 13 and reportedly measures 90 inches in length, according to the wildlife…