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Posted: Friday, September 20th 2013 at 11:18am

Murrayville man reels in record Longnose Gar from Lanier

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Gerald Kennedy with his record-setting Longnose Gar.
GAINESVILLE - Longnose gar are considered a challenge to catch, but for angler Gerald Kennedy, 62, of Murrayville, the effort was well worth it. Kennedy recently reeled in the new state-record longnose gar from the Chattahoochee River arm of Lake Lanier.

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR's) Wildlife Resources Division, this 30 lb, 13 oz, 58 3/4-inch catch beats the former state record by 9 ounces. This record was previously held by angler Chad Leonard with a 30 lb, 4 oz gar caught on the Alapaha River five years ago on Sept. 5, 2008.

“It is so exciting to hear about a state-record catch as it reminds us that Georgia is such a fantastic place for anglers with its numerous fishing opportunities and resources, from big rivers and reservoirs to small neighborhood lakes,” says John Biagi, chief of fisheries for the Wildlife Resources Division.
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