caught this today black gar

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by kayakcattin, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. kayakcattin

    kayakcattin New Member

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    i caught this today fishing for som kitty's. never seen a black gar!
     

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  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Even at that size that fish still looks mean!:eek:oooh:
     

  3. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I also caught a black gar like that this year. It's the 1st one Ive seen also.

    -Jim-
     
  4. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i agree one mean looking fish first time i've ever saw one thanks for posting
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Those are some nice gar.
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Thanks for the pics. First time I've seen a black one!
    BB in SC
     
  7. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    That is the first black gar I have ever seen. It sure makes them teeth alot less pleasent to look at.
     
  8. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    That is the first black I have seen. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Tom
     
  9. X24

    X24 New Member

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    Although I'm not a gar expert, that looks like a small alligator gar to me.

    At first i thought u were going to show a picture of a melanistic fish, but it looks more or less that its just a darker then normal gar. Could be from living in a darker habitat, something odd about its diet, or even though i don't think so it could actually be melanistic. More then likely its a combination of the first two.

    Just my $0.02
     
  10. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    I've never seen one that dark. Does make'em look alot meaner don't it ? Thanks for the pic.
     
  11. Relocated-Yankee

    Relocated-Yankee New Member

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    do you use that will set into that toothy mug?
     
  12. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Hey check out that Smile on that Dude thanks for shareing
     
  13. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Pretty cool. I hever saw one that color.
     
  14. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Actually the Black Phase of a gar is sort of like an albino/golden rainbow or a all white channel cat, its not a true albino but a, 1 in a thousand color scheme that happens even in the wild, more are caught because the black phase is less obvious to predators then say a true albino. If you look at pet shops, they sometimes get "black " gar and they fetch a high price for the mere oddity of them. More then likely it was a Long Nose but from the Gar research I have done over the years it is also prevelent in Aligators and Shornose. Way cool catch and if you get another one, small enough,kept alive, I bet he would go for a pretty penny to a well heeled aquarium type.

    Salmonid
     
  15. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    I wonder if you could tan there hide and make a butt wrap out of it? Neat fish...:wink:
     
  16. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    That thing is ugly :eek:oooh:
     
  17. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    that looks really cool!
     
  18. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Never saw a black gar
     
  19. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    I hate catching them things. good fight though
     
  20. katslayer86

    katslayer86 New Member

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    thats just a typical florida black alligator gar. we catch them like that all the time down here.