OK, here's the deal. First off let me admit the I am stubborn and hard headed. My teenage daughter came home yesterday and told me that the biggest Missouri fish was the spoonbill which was stated by her science teacher at school. To my belief the largest north American fish are the white sturgeon, alligator gar and the blue cat, in that order. We don't have the white sturgeon but we do have the alligator gar and the blue. The all tackle record for the spoonbill is 139 pds and I think the blue is still 103 but I know there are bigger ones out there. If you noticed the last issue of Missouri Conservation mag. said the largest recorded Missouri alligator gar was 228 pounds and it has stood at that for many years.