A St. Albans man made
two catches for the record books in one day on the Ohio River. Mark Foster caught a 52.25-inch, 15-pound longnose gar, tying the state length record held by Shelby Searls.
Foster recently caught a record-breaking 43.9-inch-long blue catfish. It weighed about 44.5 pounds, according to a news release issued by the state Division of Natural Resources. Foster caught both fish using cut bait.
The catfish broke the state record for length and weight set in 2009 when Lynn Lange caught a 42.25-inch blue catfish. Foster broke his own weight record set in 2011 when he caught a 32.28-pound blue catfish. The longnose gar weight record of 19.08 pounds set by Michael Casey stands.