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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Oklahoma man sets Missouri fish record

  • Longnose gar weighs 35 pounds, 9 ounces
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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Department of Conservation says an Oklahoma man has set a state fish-record.
    Chris Kimble caught a longnose gar weighing 35 pounds, 9 ounces at Bull Shoals Lake. The fish surpassed the previous state record of 34 pounds, 7 ounces.
    Kimble took the gar while bow-fishing earlier in the month but it was just recently certified by the Conservation Department.
    The longnose gar is a cylindrical fish with a long and narrow snout, usually measuring 24 to 36 inches long and weighing only around 6 pounds. The fish typically inhabits stream backwaters and deep, open-water areas of lakes.

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