a friend caught his first gar last night (42 incher) and we decided to skin him and cook him over the campfire and give it a try, heard they were very good. well, after whipping out my "survivor man" skills we sat down to sample some of it (thank god for fast food salt packets!). it was great! meat was white, flaky, and very delicious. i will never again just toss these things in the weeds, they will go home with me! however, i tried a trick that i think i read on here once where you get the meat loose from the skin a bit and just pull the meat out......nope, wasnt that easy. ended up getting it skinned about halfway and just cut out that part of the body. anyone have an easier way?