Ole Miss Leviathan | Angler Lands Decades Old Monster Fish at Chotard Lake

Record-breaking alligator caught in Mississippi lake


It may not have been love at first sight but it was certainly a Valentine’s Day to remember for angler Kenny Williams when he landed an alligator gar that tipped the scales at a world record 327lbs.

Williams, from Vicksburg, Mississippi, bagged the fish in Chotard Lake, Issaquena County, using nets to catch it and then grabbing it by the gills to heave it into the boat.

Biologists with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks measured the beast at 8ft 51/4ins long, with a girth of 47.95ins, and estimated it to be between 50 and 70 years old.

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