Huge Gar

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by okiefish, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. okiefish

    okiefish New Member

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    Hey all ,
    A friend sent me these 2 pics of a gar caught at Sam Reyburn in TX. Has any one seen these?
     

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  2. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    :0a5: deffinatly wouldn't wanna be in the water with that. Looks like the world record alligator gar pic i seen a long time ago. something like 225#s
     

  3. truck

    truck New Member

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    Wow,how do you get something that big in the boat:confused:
     
  4. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    I've heard of those big texas alligator gar before! Now I have seen one............scary!!
     
  5. james

    james New Member

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    Ive snagged couple big gar in Lake Texhoma while trolling for sandies and stripers. Nothing that big though, if I ever brought something like that to the boat id mess my britches.
     
  6. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    looks more like a gator than a fish
     
  7. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    That is one huge fish... too bad its not as pretty as the blue cat or i think more people would be going after them. I'd love to be catching fish as big as me and not have to go offshore to do it...
     
  8. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    Freaky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Slimer13

    Slimer13 New Member

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    I caught one last year in chocolate bayou that went almost 100 lbs but that one is huge.
     
  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    That is one huge fish, wonder what kind of tackle they used to get it in.
     
  11. Hannibal Mike

    Hannibal Mike New Member

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    One of the fish that I would love to cach is an alligator gar. They have some at the Texas Freshwater Museum and Aquarium near Dallas ( home of the famous 121 lb blue named Splash). They are something, but I sure wish that the big ones would be returned to the water rather than killed. Anyone know how to catch them? I'ld like to make a fishing trip to try for big gar. Hannibal Mike
     
  12. the_nis

    the_nis Member

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    That fish is huge! I wouldn't mind catching one of those!
     
  13. rockinmichigan

    rockinmichigan New Member

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    I've seen the one picture of the gator gar in the boat before. That's a biggun and I can only imagine what kind of fight that son of a gun puts up. I've hooked into a 40" longnose gar one time and that was a nice fight, but that isn't even close to the size of that gator gar.
     
  14. james

    james New Member

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    I read some where that the gar was taken with a bow
     
  15. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    You think those things could eat people???
     
  16. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Wow, if that's in the water I ain't gettin' in. How could you even land something like that?
     
  17. Bucktail033

    Bucktail033 New Member

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    I've always wanted to go to Texas for the main reason of fishing those big gar. Those are some monsters.
     
  18. QuincyFisher

    QuincyFisher New Member

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    Hey Hannibal Mike, I'm from Quincy and i got fishing a lot in the Mississippi. Maybe we can hook up some time and share some tips
     
  19. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I read a long article in Fur Fish Game about bowfishing the alligator gar. They said you hit them with a harpoon arrow with a float and then let them run. The next arrows are broadheads to take out the vitals. Said the fight could run over an hour. The one I saw was 6' long.
     
  20. 1stpalindrone

    1stpalindrone New Member

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    I grew up on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, TX and have seen them a bunch on the surface like dolphins, weird lookin creatures. I've also caught a variety of sized gar on my trotlines which are always baited with live perch which is also weird cause I heard they don't eat live bait.

    I could be a tall tale but I've heard from more than one that you can take a piece of rope with a frayed end and use it kinda like a fly rod cast and they will chase it away from where they're hangin out and if persisted they'll hit it, essentialy getting thier teeth caught in the frays. Who knows I've chunked my bass lure at 'em but no luck.

    Lucas