Maryland resident David Confair caught a 17.9 pound longnose gar which surpassed the state’s previous record holder, a 17-pound specimen that was caught in 2011.
Confair kept his catch alive for more than two days and released it back into the creek after the record was certified. “It deserves to live,” Confair said. “I’m hoping to set a bigger record. I know there are bigger ones, I’ve seen them.”
LINK (via: Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources)