Huge Alligator Gar

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by martinman, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. martinman

    martinman New Member

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    A friend sent me some pictures via email today. I do not know if anyone else has seen them, but I was extremely impressed. I figured I would share them...I do not know the accuracy of the weight and length, but I do not believe the pics have been doctored in any way.

    Ryan

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  2. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    I dont doubt those pictures are genuine. There are Alligaor Gars caught that are that big. HUGE fish, and I wouldnt mind catching one myself someday :big_smile: Great pictures though. All the other ones I have seen are poor quality, but those are great.
     

  3. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Last year, bow hunters took a 240 lb alligator gar on Sam Rayburn in Texas. These babies get upwards of 300 lbs. I've nothing against bow hunting or fishing for them, but the big ones are very rare and limits on how many can be taken need to be set by states with populations of gator gar. This weekend, a friend and I are going to fish for big gar, both alligator and longnose on the Brazos in Central Texas. Last week, he got a 42 lb longnose and a 60 lb gator gar, both were released.
     
  4. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    I agree on better state protection for these behemoths. Myself and TA2D are in the early stages of planning a trip to Texas next year for some Alligator Gar action.

    SudDawg
     
  5. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Holy moly, i figured that would be a world record. CRAZY.
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I usually use fish that size for bait. LMAO I have seen those pics before on here but that is definatly one big fish. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    If you go to www.aimlowproductions.com you can see the video of this fish being caught. It was shot on Lake Sam Rayburn here in Texas it weighed 244 pounds
     
  8. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    OMG! That is a MONSTER!! I have a spotted gar in my home aquarium...Hope it don't get that huge, Its only 240 gallons!
    Can you imagine the rod it took to get t in? prolly used titanium leader or sumpthin'! LOL ~~ WOWEE!!
     
  9. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    No rod,it was shot with a bow!
     
  10. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    nice pictures. but you guys have to know one thing. those gars are ancient fish so try to release em more often!
     
  11. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I was wondering how those monsters get caught! I can only imagine what it would be like...
     
  12. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    The link to aimlowproductions is no longer any good. Im sorry about that.

    Tx.
     
  13. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    YES PLEASE RELEASE THEM! They're nowhere near as abundant in North America as they use to be.

    SudDawg
     
  14. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    Thats because we dam up all the rivers,these fish need moving water to breed and lay there eggs.
     
  15. cook

    cook New Member

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    They are on another site that I won't post,they bought it and ruined it,and now are being bought out themselves
     
  16. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    wow those are sweet pics. what do you think that bad boy weighs?
     
  17. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    244 Lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I wonder how long it took to pull into the boat? Monster fish I would love to hook it and see where it drug my boat. lol
     
  19. robbie

    robbie New Member

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    great pic's. i only wish i had pic's of the two gar we saw the same evening. the biggest one came up right beside the boat we was in. that fish was as long as the boat. 15' and looked to be fatter than a 5 gallon bucket. the fish is still swimming unless he died of old age. i personally dont like gar but anything that has growed to be that big deserves to keep swimming. robbie
     
  20. uptoolate

    uptoolate New Member

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    Other than by bow, how would you fish for such a thing? I used to fish for big gar on the Texas Gulf Coast and we'd use a half mullet on a big ole treble. Let 'em free-spool around till it swallowed the bait and then brought 'em in. If I was going to release it I think a gut wound would be bad. I've heard about snagging them with nylon frays, but I don't see it working with the big gators. The teeth are too far apart.