Caught a shortnose tonight, no scales but he was 42inches long and 18 around. Caught him on a circle hook with a treble stinger on a dead threadfin. Was fishing for cats in Spring Creek.I believe I hooked into him 3 times, thrid time is the charm though. First two he got me tangled up on some brush and I pulled up a mess of twigs, line and an empty hook. Just as me and April where putting up gear she said you got a hit on the penn again. I let it run with it till it doubled over and knew I had a good fish. When he broke water I saw it was a gar and thought I had a decent gator but when I got on the shore I saw a monster shortnose!! We fished most of the afternoon but only saw 3 fish hit the bank, a small bluegill and a drum, then the gar. After the tussel he put up I was sure ready to go. Catch and release though Marc so the big sucker is in there for ya, was on the west side same place I caught my 90 lb gator gar at.