First 700-plus pounder only on books for hour
Rob Trammell, from left, Parker Coleman and Beth Trammell, all of Madison, and Amanda Jackson, Tommy Jackson and Sean King, all of Yazoo City, stand by their 723.5-pound alligator, which set a Mississippi record that lasted about an hour. / Special to The Clarion-Ledger
Dustin Bockman and two partners took 727-pound gator, now the state record. / Special to The Clarion-Ledger
]In the world of alligator hunting, anything can happen. But not even Nostradamus could have predicted how this opening weekend would unfold.
There was excitement from the start as word spread that Brandon “Boo” Maskew of Ellisville had harvested a female alligator weighing 295.3 pounds and measuring 10 feet, breaking both the heaviest and longest records for a female.
By mid-morning Sunday, Beth Trammell of Madison sent out another shockwave. A first-time hunter, Trammell said her crew hooked up on a large gator after heading for a boat launch and calling it quits for the night.