Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Texas Fish Story

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."


Brent McKee said...

Big fish, big story.

I'm kind of angry that the one organization won't recognise her record because her brother held the rod for 10 minutes but then I'm not a fisherman.

Gar Haywood said...

Further proof that, as my wife knows all too well, we gars are no easy catch.

Bill Crider said...

Tough, powerful, with endurance to spare.

Gar Haywood said...

Yeah, but, dammit all, UGLY as hell!

Bill Crider said...

Well, yeah, the fish. But never its namesake.