Browse more videos. But never made it into the IGFA records because of this method, here is a picture of huge alligator gar fish caught on this day. Field & Stream may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Show More Show Less 3 of 13. This record alligator gar got caught up in a fisherman’s net in a lake in Mississippi. The Texas state record, and world record for the largest alligator gar caught on rod and reel, is 279 lb (127 kg), taken by Bill Valverde on January 1, 1951, on the Rio Grande in Texas. In fact, she killed her world record, verified by Safari Club International, on her very first gator hunt. World Record Alligator Gar - Top 10 Monster Aligator Gar. In scientific literature, there was a report from 1963 of a 302-pound alligator gar, MDWFP 's Dennis Riecke said. According to biologists, the fish is not only much larger than the all-tackle world record gar (a 279-pound beast caught in Texas in 1951) but it might very well be the largest alligator gar on record, ever. On average they measure 5-6 feet in length and often weigh over 100 pounds. The largest state record, also the world record, is from the Trinity River in Texas, a 279-pound fish caught in 1951. The second biggest alligator gar to date was a 279-pound specimen caught in Texas back in 1951.Â, This Creature Saves Millions Of Lives Annually (And Probably Already Saved Yours), Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, African Wild Dogs Are Among the Most Efficient Hunters on Earth, Meet the Potoo: This Cartoon-Like Bird Actually Exists, Ancient Bear Stood Up to 11 Feet Tall and Weighed 3,500 Pounds. Unfortunately, the fish didn’t survive the encounter. The fisherman, Kenny Williams, had an extremely hard time getting the large body up onto the boat and transporting it back to shore. River Monsters Caught! These ravenous ambush predators primarily hunt fish, but are also known to take down water fowl and small mammals. How big is the world record alligator? Report. Alligator gar are also quite popular among bowfishers because of their large size, trophy potential, and fighting ability. Where was the largest alligator caught? As if these ferocious looking fish weren’t scary enough — an alligator gar bigger than a person was pulled from a Mississippi Lake.Â, This alligator gar set a world record — stretching to more than eight feet in length and weighing 327 pounds. This was the largest alligator gar ever caught by net, this specimen weighed in a 327 lbs, this was a world record alligator gar for this method of catch. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. I have likewise scoured every record book imaginable and found not one mentioning Johnny Morris’ “world record” alligator gar. Braxton Bielski with the new Texas state record alligator taken during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey WMA. all-tackle world record for alligator gar in a Wednesday post than word comes that the record may be bested.. Angler Kenny Williams of Vicksburg, Miss., landed an alligator gar Monday that tipped the scales at 327 pounds, possibly a new record for the species. The world record alligator gar that was caught in Rio Grande is actually not the largest Alligator gar ever caught; it is just the largest Alligator gar that has been eligible for the world rod and reel record. The record longest gar ever caught came out of the Moon Lake in Mississippi in 1910 and measure almost 10 feet long, and the current record for “largest” gator gar is 8’5″ and weighed 327 lbs. All rights reserved. Williams donated it to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson where it sits display for all to see. The fish was measured and analyzed, determined to be a female between 50-70 years old. The all-tackle fishing world record for alligator gar was a 279-pound fish caught in Texas back in 1951. Hand Warmers: Best Models to Beat the Cold This Winter, Best Thermal Underwear: Smart Base Layers for Cold Weather, Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes Bigfoot Hunting Season, The Best Shotgun Loads for 5 Late-Season Birds, Seven Myth-Busting Facts About Alligator Gar, The History Of The Survival (Space) Blanket. Their most … World Record Alligator Gar - Top 10 Monster Aligator Gar. The mammoth beast, which measured 15 feet and 9 inches long and weighed 1,011.5 pounds, was captured last August by five members of the Stokes family in Mill Creek, Al.com reported. The second biggest alligator gar to date was a 279-pound specimen caught in Texas back in 1951.Â. In my previous research for other gar posts, I found a site that listed the world record alligator gar to be a fish taken from the Saint Francis River in Arkansas in the 1930s that weighed in at an astounding 350 lbs. Stokes aligator, named after the family who captured and killed it. What is the world record alligator gar? Since this fish was caught in a net it won’t touch that record but the fact that it’s 50-pounds heavier makes this easily the largest alligator gar on record. Looking for all the world like the cross between an alligator, a fish and dinosaur, the alligator gar is the largest freshwater fish in America.Alligator gar are creatures of southern rivers. Plus the story of a state record gar from Oklahoma. This alligator gar set a world record — stretching to more than eight feet in length and weighing 327 pounds. (KATV) — A group of Arkansas men broke a state record Friday night after harvesting an alligator that measured 13 feet, 11. — an alligator gar bigger than a person was pulled from a Mississippi Lake.Â, — stretching to more than eight feet in length and weighing 327 pounds. Mississippi's alligator season opened this weekend and it wasn't long before a new state record for heaviest alligator was announced along with news of a new world record. Williams' fish measured 8-feet, 5.25 inches, with a 47.95-inch girth. It’s 15 feet and 9 inches long, and weights about 458.8 Kg.Since the records are clear and the aligator is at a display at the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery, Alabam, we can go ahead and say its the largest aligator recorded in the world. According to biologists, the fish is not only much larger than the all-tackle world record gar (a 279-pound beast caught in Texas in 1951) but it might very well be the largest alligator gar on record, ever. According to the International Game Fish Association web site, the current all-tackle world record alligator gar weighed 279 pounds and was caught from the Rio Grande River in Texas in 1951. "That is a world record," Saurage said. We currently hold the largest alligator gar record ever officially recorded on FLY fishing gear. 254-pound alligator gar is the largest fish ever caught in Oklahoma Paul Easley poses with alligator gar; photo via the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation An … Copyright © 2021 Field & Stream. The World’s Largest Alligator “Godzilla” has been spotted in Lakeland, Florida at Circle B Bar Reserve Park, Polk County. The largest American alligator ever caught – which broke a world record – can now be viewed in an Alabama museum. The American alligator she tagged on Aug. 16, 2014, measured 15 feet 9 inches long, and weighed 1,011.5 pounds, besting the former SCI record—a 14-foot 8-inch gator killed in Chalk Creek, Texas, in 2008. This video includes some of the biggest alligator gar ever caught in the world: From the wildest corners of the planet, to extraordinary encounters in our own backyard, we provide a platform and community to celebrate the wildlife enthusiast in us all. The alligator gar is among the largest species of freshwater fish found in North America. It was caught in Mississippi also. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. On average they measure 5-6 feet in length and often weigh over 100 pounds. Most Massive Biggest Alligator Gar Fish Ever to be Recorded . Biggest Alligator and Biggest Crocodile Stokes Alligator. 1:08. Follow. He was going to donate it to an aquarium but the specimen died soon after it was untangled from the net. Playing next. Jason Schall RETIRED RECORD Our first IGFA world Record 130LB line class. The second biggest alligator gar to date was a 279-pound specimen caught in Texas back in 1951. 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