A long story, but a good one, at the link.
Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas - Gar-Gantuan: Nacogdoches teen reels in new state, water body record alligator gar at Sam Rayburn: "Ariel Drewery of Nacogdoches said a prayer on the eve of the McDonald's Big Bass Splash held earlier this month on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Among other things, the 15-year old asked God to help her catch a big fish.
Drewery's prayer was answered shortly after daylight on Day 2 as she and her dad, Terry, and younger brother, Seth, plied the depths of the Five Fingers area for a keeper largemouth.
Terry was throwing a topwater plug. Ariel, a Sebile Flat Shad rigged on 17-pound test Sufix line. Best she can recall, it was about 6:30 am when she hurled the lure across a grass flat in about 7-feet of water.
The energetic teen did not see the silver/blue-colored bait again for nearly two hours. That's how long it took her to exhaust what was likely one of the biggest fish swimming in the fabled East Texas impoundment."