When Jason and Jennifer Schall pack their fishing gear and head to the water, there’s a good chance they’ll be making a record catch.
That certainly turned out to be the case when they left their Summerville home in late May and began a long drive to Texas to hook up with their friend and guide Bubba Bedre in hopes of landing trophy alligator gar from the Trinity River.
To judge the trip successful would be a major understatement as they now have more than a dozen record catches pending with either the International Game Fish Association or National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, including what could be the heaviest freshwater fish caught by a female angler in the world.
On the last fishing day of their trip (June 12), in the last hour of their fishing time, a monster alligator gar picked up a bait on the smallest outfit they were fishing. It was Jennifer’s turn on the rod, and she patiently waited for the fish to work the bait further down its…