Alligator Gar Video ! New Record?

Discussion in 'LOCAL TEXAS TALK' started by Aquacat, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    This was caught a few days ago at Lake Sam Rayburn.
    8'2", 244 lbs.Texas has some huge gar!

    you want a link to the Video Send me a PM
     
  2. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    Here is a picture of it. Huge Gar!
     

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  3. james

    james New Member

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    Thought the gar was caught in Lake Sam Rayburn which is in Texas???? Huge gar though
     
  4. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    For some reason I had oklahoma on the brain sorry guys it's texas!
     
  5. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    That's ok Barry, we know your an Okie ! :conc-big: Just jokin' Bro ! That's a huge gar !!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    That is a nice fish. I have some friends that bowfish gator gar and got a few about 200 lbs. and over 7" long in Texas.
     
  7. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    I love to bow fish for gar just not for catfishing!
     
  8. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    Seeing something like that makes me think twice about wading for panfish with a stringer tied to my waist!:eek:

    Frank
     
  9. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    thats huge!! ya know what though why did have to be killed?there should be laws in place for one of usa's biggest freahwater fish one of these days people doing stuff like in that video is going to wipe out these monstors for everyone,what a shame i think
     
  10. birdnest

    birdnest New Member

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    That's a pretty awsome critter. I was watchin In-Fisherman this last weekend and they went after Alligator Gar by Lake Livingston (Sp?) in Texas, Big Blues on the James River in VA and White Sturgeon in the Columbia River. They landed a Gar that went 98" and 44" girth. Said it was the largest gar ever video'd. They estimated it's weight at a conservative 230#. If you say this ones bigger, I'm believing it. From the show I watched, they give one heck of a fight?

    Just out of curiosity, what do you do with one of them big boys if you decide to keep it?

    Do you eat them?

    Sure don't look like something I'd want mounted on my living room wall!

    Anyway, I bet it was the catch of a lifetime!!
    Congrats and tightlines,
    Birdnest
     
  11. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    bird, I think I saw it too. That thing was huge!
     
  12. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    The gar looks like a dinasour! I wonder how old the thing is?

    chris
     
  13. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

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    I thank God that it was somebody else that caught it and not me.And I thought 'The Exorcist' gave me nightmares.
     
  14. cowboy20

    cowboy20 New Member

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    If it makes you feel any better, that fish was eaten.

    Those guys don't waste any fish. ;)
     
  15. etipriga

    etipriga New Member

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    That fish would have died ne ways if they had let it go. And if there ever comes a point that those fish will be endangered then im sure there will be strict laws protecting them.

    By the way, that fish in your picture looks like he went the way of old yeller and ended up in the freezer. :cry-big:
     
  16. rpcathunter

    rpcathunter New Member

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    I would like to know how much fish it ate daily, it had to have a huge appetite.
     
  17. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    The video is no longer available. If someone has it saved , can they post it. Thank you. :)
     
  18. strider

    strider New Member

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    I wonder how much fish the fishermen ate daily after divying up the meat!
     
  19. dirtyyellow

    dirtyyellow New Member

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    thats a huge gar i cant imagine pulling up to a line and having that monster on there!!!!!!!
     
  20. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Florida has moved to restrict taking of alligator gar. It and other state fishery biologists have noted a sharp decline in populations. I've read the same thing is happening in Texas so look for restrictions on taking alligator gar in the future.