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Clinton fishermen reel in massive gator

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Fishermen catch 500 pound alligator. (Courtesy: The Cashes) Fishermen catch 500 pound alligator. (Courtesy: The Cashes)
Fishermen catch 500 pound alligator. (Courtesy: The Cashes) Fishermen catch 500 pound alligator. (Courtesy: The Cashes)
SANTEE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A group of Laurens County hunters caught an 11.5 foot long alligator that weighs 500 pounds.

The men were fishing on Lake Marion in Santee on Sunday morning.

Chris Cash, TJ Gaines, Tink Cash and Bubba Cash told FOX Carolina that it took about an hour to reel in the gator and pull it to the bank so they could get it in their boat.

Gaines said the men had four lines attached to the alligator and it still put up a fight.

"I've caught a seven-footer and an eight-footer, but this was the biggest one I've ever seen," said Brandon King.

The men said they enlisted the help of some local river guides from Tail Scale Outfitters.

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