_Chad Leonard went looking for catfish in the Alapaha River. Instead, he caught a net full of teeth and temper, a state-record longnose gar.
The record did not come easy. Leonard fought the fish for an hour [and] shot it twice . . . .
The state Department of Natural Resources last week proclaimed the 30-pound, 4-ounce fish a state record. It beats by two pounds the previous record fish, yanked from the Flint River 13 years ago.
“He was ugly as hell,” said Leonard, 29. “He was all teeth.”_