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Potential World Record Tropical Gar Caught in Costa Rica

November 22, 2013
Potential World Record Tropical Gar Caught in Costa Rica - 0

Certainly, you wouldn’t want to see this gnarly mug staring at you whether on deck or below water. Native Costa Rican Mauricio Solis Salas was plying a stretch of his country's Rio Frio with local guide Francisco Naranjo, when he cast a tried and true Mepps Spinner into the murky waters.

The Mepps subsequently got throttled by this fearsome 19-pound tropical gar. The standing all-tackle record tropical gar sits at 11 pounds 6 ounces, so Salas’ gar has a good shot at claiming the IGFA All Tackle World Record should it hold up.

This fish is quite a bit smaller than our huge alligator gar, but an impressive catch nonetheless.

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