Angler hopes 27-pound smallmouth buffalo fish shatters Texas record

Angler hopes 27-pound smallmouth buffalo fish shatters Texas record
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Last year, Kentucky angler Art Weston set four records with one catch — and now he is ready to add another to his roster in the New Year.

On Dec. 18, 2023, Weston was joined by Austin Anderson, a fishing guide with CarpPro Texas Guide Service, who specializes in catching world-record buffalo fish. The pair embarked on a trip to Austin, Texas, to catch smallmouth buffalo fish.

“A buffalo is a type of indigenous fish to many parts of the United States that is often confused with carp, but it is part of the sucker family and requires specific techniques to fish for them successfully (often with what are called hair rigs),” Weston told Fox News Digital.

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“Buffalo fish can grow to well over 80 pounds and live nearly 100 years,” he added.

After months of preparation, Weston and Anderson were determined to take on a world record that is not for the faint of heart — a 2-pound line class record.

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