1 Fishing Trip, 2 State Records

From the Field — Frequent In-Fisherman Master Angler Award winner Alex Foster of West Albans, West Virginia, hit it big on an outing in the tailrace of Robert C. Byrd Lock & Dam on the Ohio River. On September 24, 2012, he landed the new state record blue catfish, 44½ pounds and almost 44 inches long, on cut skipjack herring anchored by a 6-ounce sinker. Soon after, he brought another record fish to the bank, this time a 15-pound longnose gar that measured 52¼ inches. After certification by a biologist, both fish were released.

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