Kentucky angler nabs a 200-pound prehistoric alligator snapping turtle before going on to reel in monster gar

Kentucky angler nabs a 200-pound prehistoric alligator snapping turtle before going on to reel in monster gar
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By Mitchell Goodbar For Dailymail.Com

06:39 13 May 2024, updated 09:14 13 May 2024

  •  Art Weston reeled in a fearsome, 200lbs. prehistoric alligator snapping turtle 
  •  Weston was trying to catch a record-breaking alligator gar when it happened
  •  The prehistoric beast had its mouth open and was ready to bite and claw them



A Kentucky fisherman has reeled in an enormous 200-pound prehistoric alligator snapping turtle and a potentially record-breaking gar at a lake in Texas. 

Art Weston and his trusted guide, Captain Kirk Kirkland, returned to Sam Rayburn Lake, where they had previously hooked a record-shattering alligator gar in the fall.

When the famed fishermen set out on the murky waters last month, they were hoping to find another large alligator gar – one that would break another record. 

During one strenuous morning on the water, Weston hooked and lost multiple record-breaking fish. 

Weston and Kirkland…

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