Need help identifying a gar.

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by JHow, May 17, 2007.

  1. JHow

    JHow New Member

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    I caught this last week on cured liver, what kinid of gar is this? its a really interesting fish. [​IMG]
     
  2. slipbobber

    slipbobber New Member

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    Kentucky

  3. fourwglenn

    fourwglenn New Member

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    Ocala,Fla.
    The Spotted Gar has a shorter beak. Thats a Longnosed Gar. Thats a good eatin size.
    Pegleg
     
  4. catstalker459

    catstalker459 New Member

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    state line city, indiana
    yep its a long nose. they are abundant up here
     
  5. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    Oklahoma
    The guys are right. It's a long nose gar, sometimes called a "needlenose" gar.
     
  6. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    south central Louisiana
    That is definately a spotted or shortnose gar. The only difference between a spotted and shortnose is that the spotted has spots on his head. IT'S NOT A LONGNOSE! A longnose even of that size would have at least a 6-7" snout and not have nearly the stout bill of that spotted/shortnose.
     
  7. STUMPKNOCKER

    STUMPKNOCKER New Member

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    Georgia
    What we call a longnose gar.
     
  8. STUMPKNOCKER

    STUMPKNOCKER New Member

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    Georgia
    you might be right hard to tell by picture.......http://www.floridaconservation.org/fishing/fishes/gar.html
     
  9. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    Tennessee
    yeah I have to agree with you 1000%....that things beak is too short, all the gar I ever caught were longnose, so I know exactly what they look like. my first impression on this fish was shortnose when I saw it.
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    Bedford,Ky
    id say shortnose , the ones i catch here in ky on the ohio river have much longer noses than that one
     
  11. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    norfolk, va
    oh yeah. shortnose. catch em all the time