International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
5.9 kg. ,   12.9 lbs.
Gar, Longnose    Lepisosteus osseus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Jancy Wilson
Date: 2/6/2017
Location: UNITED STATES


I arrived at Possum Kingdom lake spillway right as the sun was coming up. I drove down to fish for striped bass and brought my wetsuit in case there was good visibility, there wasn't but after a great morning of rod and real fishing I felt like getting wet. I threw on my 5mm wetsuit, screwed my homemade polespear together and slipped into the cold and murky Brazos River. I was working with about 4 feet of visibility so I was right on top of the fish when I would see them. I passed a few shots on some buffalo hoping for a tasty drum, when at 9 feet cursing along the bottom I see a very large gar tail swimming away from me. I aimed my spear and follow the gar until it finally turns broadside. I center punched the gar and it went crazy. I finally subdued the fish against my chest and finish it off. I was stocked to have speared my biggest fish yet, but didn't even think about it being a world record until I got home later that evening.

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