Sugar Land man catches Huge alligator gar behemoth 300 pound in Houston bayou

Sugar Land man catches Huge alligator gar behemoth 300 pound in Houston bayou

How big? Really, really big An estimated 300-pound alligator gar in a Houston bayou.

SUGAR LAND, Texas– Off the beaten path at the foot of Brazos River, Payton Moore is more than just an serious angler.

“YouTube angler is type of the informal title, however at the end of the day, I’m a conservation educator,” Moore said.

He used to be an educator at the Houston Zoo and has the type of devices built to reel in beasts.

“Really, really big … the type of gear you ‘d see for big game fishing and saltwater environments,” Moore said.

It was almost a week earlier when he caught what he said is unofficially one of the biggest freshwater fish caught on a rod and line in Texas.

“It was kind of a unique catch,” he said.

And it’s certainly, he said, the largest caught on cam. It’s no surprise his newest YouTube post has gone viral.

“People started messaging me that they were seeing my video on Twitter,” Moore said.

The video features Moore on the banks of a Houston bayou locked in a 15-minute battle.

“Every time he stumbles forward it’s like he’s mosting likely to pull me in the water,” you can listen to Moore say in the video posted on his “WILD LIFE” channel.

You can see the video here.

It became an eight-foot-long, 300-pound alligator gar– which he caught and launched.

“Absolute dinosaur,” he says in the video.

“There are only a number of fish that have been recorded in the last 50 to 60 years– verifiably recorded– that have reached that size,” Moore said.

However he said that’s the issue.

“It must be that many, lots of alligator gar reach that size,” Moore said.

He wishes his channel can educate and change peoples’ perspectives – attempting to relate the life of such an incredible fish to history.

“This fish would certainly have lived through the revolution of the 60s, would certainly have lived through the rise and fall of The Beatles,” Moore said.

Moore said he wishes people will see his channel and recognize that fish are important to our ecosystem and our lives.

“You don’t put a dent in an environment without feeling it down the road in an rapid means,” Moore said.

Moore isn’t divulging where he caught the fish for its security. The alligator gar video presently has over 160,000 sights.