New State Record 'Gator Gar...

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by DuckNurse, May 22, 2007.

  1. DuckNurse

    DuckNurse New Member

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  2. Trent_V

    Trent_V New Member

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    How would you like to wrestle that sucker into the boat. :confused2:
     

  3. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    That was cool!! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    Wow, that is one big ugly animal. Thank God those things live on fish and not kids.

    There are some very very strange animals in that Mississippi River. Strange, big, and most of them have teeth.

    I have also heard that they have caught bull sharks this far north. Not sure where I heard that, but I did hear it.

    Thanks for posting that ducknurse

    CP
     
  5. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    there have been bull sharks found as far north as Wisconsin.

    Do a google search for creek sharks and you can find out.
     
  6. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Yeah!! You have to check this out!! Talk about crazy:eek:oooh::eek:oooh:http://www.nokomiseast.org/yard/light/creeksharks.html
     
  7. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    And some folks think Catfish are Ugly. :wink:Those things are hideous looking. Makes ya think twice about a nice cooling dip in the Ol Miss doesnt it?
     
  8. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    that was the article I was referencing.
     
  9. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Now that is an awesome fish! Thanx for sharein.
     
  10. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    Great posts, Thanks Guys!
    :boss:​
     
  11. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    That is unreal I think from now on I think I will keep my feet in the boat!
     
  12. ozzyso44

    ozzyso44 New Member

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    That fish would be neat to make into a fiberglass replica and hang over the wedding pictures!
     
  13. cpalombo

    cpalombo New Member

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    That article on sharks in the Miss is so deeply unnerving. Those sharks would have had to make it up countless locks/dams to have gotten to Minn. That is a 1,700 miles swim!

    All I have to say to that is "good grief, as if the snakes, and dark, and logs, and zebra muscles were not enough. Now I have to worry about alegator gar and Zambeesee Sharks eating my feet." I had a beaver splash 1 foot from my boat 3 weeks ago at about 10:00 pm, I just about lost control of my bladder for a moment when that happened.

    Steel toe boots from here forward when I am in the river. An no more coffee when the beavers are out.

    CP
     
  14. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    There is already enough stuff in the ole miss to make me think 5-6 or even 64684256524738 times about swimming in that river. The fact that there is stuff like gar and bowfin and turtles snakes and muddy water that you can see 2 inches into was plenty enough.

    Now I have to worry about gator gar and sharks.

    I guess as long as the gator gar don't ambush me while fishing for herring next to the edge I will be fine.


    Just think the next time you are throwing that 2lb carp out for flathead bait that you could catch a 200 alligator(I swear those things are just alligators whose feet fell off)
     
  15. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    Ummm fellers, I hate to be the one to break this to you... but check the date on that article as well as the footnote at the bottom of the page.
    :wink::big_smile::lol:

    _
     
  16. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    I hear there are alligator gar bigger than that in Lake of the Ozarks... Never seen the proof, but that's what I hear anyway...
     
  17. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    hmm never saw that before.

    So that article is a bit of overboard. But bull sharks can and do swim up the mississippi just not very far I guess.
     
  18. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    man have you ever been to bagnell dam and looked over the edge? FREAKY!!!!! they are just everywhere. but there mostly just average size from what Iv seen.
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    That is a whopper of a fish. Thanks for sharing.:cool2::cool2:
     
  20. alton

    alton New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Quite a catch. I am not so sure about the eating part.