I was striper fishing the French Broad River below Douglas Dam back during the summer. We were planer boarding live rainbow trout and were having a decent day with the stripes. But I also caught a 48 inch longnose gar. It is the only one that I have personally seen around East TN. I was fishing with a stirper guide and he had never seen one either. My question is are they common around these parts and are they mainly in the rivers or lakes. I would love to catch more of these wild looking fish.