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**Record-Crushing 327-Pound 'Dinosaur Fish' Caught

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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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Record-Crushing 327-Pound 'Dinosaur Fish' Caught


www.foxnews.com

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. And with two rows of teeth, the predatory fish is also terrifying.

So you can imagine his surprise when Kenny Williams, from Vicksburgh, Miss., stumbled across what is being called the largest one ever caught on February 14. The tremendous fish measured 8 feet, 5 inches long, weighed 327 pounds, and was 48 inches around, reported WAPT.com.

Williams told the local TV station that he used nets to catch the fish, before grabbing it by the gills an
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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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Dam. It sure is an ugly thing.

It sure seems to lend credit to the evolution/dino theory. I wonder how it taste?

Anyone ever sink their teeth into this ones type of meat? I bet it would be Nasty!!!! To say the least.

I bet it was something to see, him getting that thing onto the boat. No to mention seeing it come up out of the water. Ugly.

I wonder what other type of oddities lie down below in that area.

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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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I wonder how it taste?


that's exactly what I was wondering!

more importantly, how do you cook it?




posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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The first thing we would think about, is eat it. Typical.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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How do you cook it? With one HUGE mother of an oven... no nuts to that. I say best way to cook fish is on an open fire or barbecue. You will need 29 yards of baking foil, two gallons of oil, about an ounce of mixed herbs, and whole peppercorns. Gut the sea monster and dispose of the innards, then pour the oil over the monster evenly. Rub in the herbs and bang on the grill for about three hours .
Pray, carve, serve, with a little rocket, and a sprig or two of parsley. Best served with a chilled glass of what ever the hell you fancy... I mean, what the hell goes with sea monster anyway right?



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by xxshadowfaxx
The first thing we would think about, is eat it. Typical.



I don't hunt or fish for anything except food. I don't kill anything unless I plan on eating it.

I have caught them before but nothing ever close to being this huge.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Apparently it's "good eatin'" if you don't mind trying to butcher it.

www.realcajunrecipes.com...


The fish are difficult to dress, but the meat cooks up white and flaky, and tastes as good as any fish you ever put in your mouth.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by MMPI2
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I wonder how it taste?


that's exactly what I was wondering!

more importantly, how do you cook it?




In a very large pan


Woody



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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Technically, this one is the second largest. A guy named Kirk Kirkland caught one that was 365 lbs. back in 1991 but he was bowfishing, and apparently that doesn't count toward the record. I think in order to count, It has to be caught by rod and reel



Kirk Kirkland


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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Look… everyone knows the only way to cook your dinosaur fish is deep fry it with peanut oil in a really big turkey fryer on your front porch while drinking beer with your buddy’s.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Seems like a damn shame to drag this old guy out of the water for no reason. The details in the article are sketchy and have the smell of 'fisherman's tale' already...


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. And with two rows of teeth, the predatory fish is also terrifying.

So you can imagine his surprise when Kenny Williams, from Vicksburgh, Miss., stumbled across what is being called the largest one ever caught on February 14. The tremendous fish measured 8 feet, 5 inches long, weighed 327 pounds, and was 48 inches around
www.wapt.com...

8' 5" long?!




posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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This type of gar is very common in Texas. They are not bad BBQ. I hate to see one this large and old killed. Much like the alligator snapping turtle they are over hunted and rarely eatin. Alot of bow hunters go after them in the shallows. This is the largest one I have ever seen. The Texas state record stands at 302 pounds



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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This was caught in a net. So it will not qualify for angling records that require a rod and reel to be used.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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And here I was proud of catching one about a foot long when I was like 8 years old. Seeing one of them on the end of my line freaked me out as a kid



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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I'm sure it wasn't prepared properly, but it was the most disgusting
fish I ever ate next to carp. We used to hook those things all the time river
fishing all over Missouri.



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
Apparently it's "good eatin'" if you don't mind trying to butcher it.

www.realcajunrecipes.com...


The fish are difficult to dress, but the meat cooks up white and flaky, and tastes as good as any fish you ever put in your mouth.


My brother in law said you clean them with a chainsaw and axe.

I tried some that had been smoked in a smoke house that was better then smoked salmon.
went down real good with a cold lone star beer.
www.garguys.com...

Some of those Cajun boys have some good recipes for gar too



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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I've waded in knee-deep water where hundreds of Gar were sunning themselves on the shallow sandy shoal. They would part at my approach and close ranks behind me again. Most were about 2 to 3 feet long with a few larger ones keeping to deeper water. Smart, I guess, because when a group of eagles came up over a distant treeline, they all disappeared quick.

Another experience I had was while I was fishing for muskie. I noticed all these little beaks poking out of the water momentarily during a rain shower. Apparently it was Gar picking bugs off the surface because I saw some very large ones swim close enough to my boat to make out their needle nosed shapes.

In all my time fishing, I've never caught a Gar and don't really want to.

That they grow to such an immense size as the poster above and the OP pointed out does not really surprise me simply because that shock has been already been won by monster sturgeon. Talk about BIG...



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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why would anyone want to net a fish that is 70 years old. it should have been left in the water..

kx



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Im not being funny , but unless this species of fish is really randy at that age, I would have thought taking it out of the water would be a lot more dignified that letting the poor bugger die of fishy arthritis or some horrific onset of fish dementia! Its not as if hes a stud at that age is it? Oh christ he wasnt was he? I mean that would be sad if the fellow got caught mid stride so to speak.
All Im saying is, is the removal of this massive fish, actualy a danger to the species? Wouldnt a danger to the species be in taking them out when they are small ? You know before they have had thier chance to breed maybe a couple of times or more? At least the old fellow has had a good long life... got to be better than whipping him out in his prime ?



posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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wow so thats the biggest one CAUGHT imagine whats still out there?


Very cool







 
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