Now here is a fish story for the ages and one which is a head scratcher.
Biologists are planning to release about 350 Alligator Gar fish into Horseshoe Lake next week. "The prehistoric-looking alligator gar is the largest fish native to Illinois. It has not been seen in the state since the last documented alligator gar catch occurred in the Cache River cutoff channel in southern Illinois in 1966. It was officially declared extinct in Illinois in the 1990s."
These fish can grow to 8 feet long and weigh 300 pounds. I don't know about you, but I can't even imagine that many fish growing that big in Horseshoe Lake, but here's the end game, the hoped for result.
As you might expect and rightfully so, recreational boaters opposed this plan.