No More Record

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garman's picture
No More Record


I just found out that my Illinois State Record has been broken.  It stood for almost 20 years.  At least it wasn't beaten by an incidental catch.  Don Lawrence, the new record holder, is a GAR ANGLER!


Gunnar's picture
You had a good run. It's OK

You had a good run. It's OK to let someone else deal with the fame, money, groupies, and fan mail.


Redhorse ID cheatsheets, gars, suckers:

2019: 5 days fishing 6 species 3 lifers. 2018: 39/40/5 2017: 49/52/14

Losing the record must suck,

Losing the record must suck, but I have to agree with you. Its better to lose it to someone that actually worked for it and respects the fish rather then some one who lucks into it.


andy's picture

I know how you feel garman, after losing my golden redhorse record.  Held it for 7 years and then it was broken by a friend who is a redhorse afficianado.  Lessened the blow a little.


A little incentive to go break the record again.  Go get em!



FishNerd's picture
Who you lose it to

I held two Wisconsin records, both for short periods of time. The incidental catch hurt a lot worse than the targeted one.

2019 goals:
Burbot(x), 100 species(36), Greater Redhorse(), Grass Pickerel(x), saltwater species(x), miscellaneous exotic()

be thankful...

At least it wasn't through some qualifying rule change like the one for King Salmon.  The real one was basically unbeatable in today's world.  The original was over 120 lbs and todays is in the 90's.  I am surprised that this hasn't been done to largemouth bass.  I saw  mount of the original King Salmon and it looked like a barrel with fins.  It was awesome.  It used to on the wall of a restoraunt in Seattle  that has  been closed for years.