An angler and a professional guide may have broken two fishing records after they reeled in a massive alligator gar.
Art Weston, a Kentucky resident, went to East Texas to catch the alligator gar with the help of an expert guide and fisherman, Captain Kirk Kirkland.
Kirkland is a full-time fisherman and alligator gar guide. He can be found on the water 250 days out of the year, he told Fox News Digital.
On Sept. 2, Weston joined Capt. Kirkland on his boat, the “Garship Enterprise,” and went out to Lake Sam Rayburn in the hope of catching a 130-pound fish.
“It’s one of the species that people travel from every country in the world to fish for and we have the best population here in the Trinity River,” Kirkland said.
The two men were fishing with a six-pound line and needed a place that offered a sandy bottom with minimal snags — which is why Lake Sam Rayburn was the perfect choice,…