You likely have heard about this story, it is all over and I suspect it is going to go even further. . . . I might as well put it in a blog post too. . . .
A Nebraska angler, Andy Moore, was recently fishing up on the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska when he hooked into a fish. It was a big fish, a really big fish. It was an old fish, a really old fish. Listen to Andy re-tell the story on KFAB radio:
Essentially, Andy caught what was left of a big, toothy, tarpon that swam over Nebraska a long time ago. It is one of the most amazing “fish stories” I have ever heard!
Here is an artist rendition of what that fish might have looked like:
Here is some more information:
To put it in perspective, here is what Andy caught:
Now I know some of you are wondering. . .the fish was caught on a jig with a plastic trailer.
Andy is a very accomplished angler. He is to be complimented not just on this “catch”, but on doing the right thing with it. Besides being a great stick, he is an ethical outdoorsman and because of that this unbelievable catch will be shared with all of us. Thanks, Andy, and Congratulations!