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Another Fisherman from Listening Area Gains State Fish Record

(Table Rock Lake) Another fisherman from the area has broke another state record.

Anthony Schnur Jr. of Pevely broke the Missouri record after catching a 32-pound, 10-ounce longnose gar from Table Rock Lake.

Schnur was fishing April 7th when he reeled in the gar using the pole-and-line method.

His current record breaks the previous record of 27-pounds set in 1999.

Longnose gar is the most widely-distributed gar in Missouri, likely occurring in every major stream in the state.

It is the most abundant gar found in clear, high-gradient Ozark streams.

Missouri Department of Conservation staff verified Schnur’s record-breaker on a certified scale at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson.

This is the fourth state record fish caught in 2021.

In February, a Wayne County man not only caught a state record spotted gar but it was a world record.

Also, a Jefferson County woman in March caught a state record yellow perch.

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