16-Year-Old Texan Breaks Bowfishing World Record For Longnose Gar

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World record alert.

According to KETK, 16-year-old Jacob Fisher caught the world record Longnose Gar out of Texas using his recurve bow set up.

With a name like that, I’m sure Fisher almost feels like he has to spend time on that waters and clearly, he has. To be able to bow fish at that age and successfully pull in a monster like this is an impressive feat.

Fisher and his father were out for a day of bowfishing when he shot and hooked a big one. He fought it for about 10-miuntes as it took line and came back in. Then every fisherman’s worst nightmare happened: the line went slack. Fish gone.

The disappointment and heartbreak of losing a big one is not easily forgotten. It’s about the only thing that can put a damper on a good day out on the lake.

There is only one way to get over that loss and its by catching one equivalent in size.

Fisher and his father moved along for the area and headed home for the day following the big loss. Heading into the end of the day they decided to go back out to where he had the big one on earlier and try their luck again.

“It was turning nighttime, and we headed back out because we didn’t want to miss an opportunity on this fish,”

This time the luck had changed. He ended up landing the Longnose Gar. Fisher and his father knew it was a big one, possibly thinking they had got a lake record measuring in at 63.5 inches and 56-pounds.

Little did they know it was actually a bowfishing world record.

Fishers father, Ryan summed it all up.

“Awesome, awesome shot he made on the fish I didn’t even know he had shot it at first, I was in the back of the boat getting my equipment ready”


Here’s the full report:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock