Georgia angler catches giant fish

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 10:13 AM
Last updated 8:54 PM
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgia’s lakes.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the prehistoric-looking Longnose Gar caught this month at the northeast Georgia lake is a new state record at more than 30 pounds and nearly 5 feet long.

It was caught in the Chattahoochee River arm of Lake Lanier on Sept. 4 by Gerald Kennedy of Murrayville.

The Longnose gar is considered a surviving relic from a large group of primitive fish. They have long, narrow snouts with many sharp, needle-like teeth.

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David Parker
David Parker 12/27/13 - 09:37 am
Just an ugly looking fish,

Just an ugly looking fish, all 30 lbs of him.

itsanotherday1 12/27/13 - 05:34 pm
And useless for anything

And useless for anything besides cut bait.

JRC2024 12/27/13 - 11:56 pm
I used to love to catch the

I used to love to catch the Garr fish in smaller part of Lake Olmstead past the small bridge. We used to catch the small brim and use them for bait. They could put up a fight and were 2-3 feet long then. That was along time ago, wonder what size they would be now if any are still in the lake. And yes it is a ugly fish with nothing but teeth and bones.

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