Father And Son Catch 162-Pound Alligator Gar, A New Alabama Record

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A father and son duo who go on an annual fishing trip to Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta caught a record-setting 162-pound Alligator Gar.

Keith Dees and his son Huntley go fishing in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta every year on the morning of Thanksgiving. ‘About five years ago’ they had a trip on the Delta where they caught between 250-300 speckled sea trout.

Keith Dees said he and his son talk about that trip all the time. Saying “About five years ago, we had a 250-300 trout trip, doubling up for six hours straight. We were actually talking about that trip because we’ll never top that trip.”

One surefire way to top a fishing trip like that is to catch a record-setting fish, and that they did. Keith Dees was throwing a a Z-Man Evergreen Jack Hammer chatterbait, according to a recent press release from David Rainer of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

He was working the chatterbait along the grass line after Keith and his…

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