I have been catching aligator gar in Bay St Louis MS. In pure saltwater. I use live mullet about one foot long. I rig up a double wire leader off a three way swivel and use very big hooks. Not shure off size but big. Put one hook in the lips and one about four inches from the tail. It is hard to belive but they do not hit that hard. Sometimes it feels like a two pound cat fish. They seem to mouth that mullet and taste it before slowly taking off with it. I have wated as long five min before setting the hook. The largest I have cought was six foot five inches long and thirty eight inches around in the middle. Weight ??? I work on the bay and have seen them maybe nine feet long. They just sit at the top of the water and tease me. He will mess up and eat the wrong mullet one day. Anyboy have a idea of what my largest weighs.