World Record Giant Alligator Gar

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by Ace, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Giant Gar Alligator world record caught in Rio Grande River Texas 1951.
    Weighed 290 lbs Rod & Reel record .
    Trot line record 302 lbs 7 1/2 feet long.
    Pic from internet.

    Ace :0a18:
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Can you imagine catching one of those things, wow what a battle that would be!
     

  3. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Man, Those things are huge, Make you think twice about goin swimming. What would a fella use for bait? I wouldnt mind Tyin into one of those, Looks like fun. Mac
     
  4. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    We could do like they do overseas and catch them in a canoe. Boy what a ride that would be.
     
  5. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    wow!:eek: That's one big fish!
     
  6. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    We used to catch them in MS often , bait stealers we called them and when you did land one , what a mess to deal with they have very sharp scales ..the beaches were littered with them cause all the fisherman would catch them and toss them up on the bank. Monster fish though ,what a fight that must have been
     
  7. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    My God, That's one fight on your hands.
     
  8. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    As our rivers have been dammed up, alligator gar have lost habitat. Studies indicate that alligator gar do not eat game fish in any quantity that would harm the fishery, in fact, in almost no quantity unless the fish is injured, dead, or dying. Alligator gar should be given protection and limits set on the take and method of take. Not so for long-nose and other garfish.
     
  9. flatheaddundee

    flatheaddundee New Member

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    Yea those gar were probably around in the civil war. I'd love to catch one but its a shame they had to die.. they are a probably extrememly rare.
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    We use em that size for Shovelhead bait here in Ohio. :p
     
  11. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    Kind of makes you think twice about swimming in the river!

    MAJ D
     
  12. FRANK

    FRANK New Member

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    Those are HUGE!! ....Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Oh my gosh...what huge fish!! Are they still called "fish" when they're as big as a boat?? Can you imagine?:crazy: I think it woulda scared the heck outta me...then, I'd just pray I didn't fall out of the boat. Seriously, how would you "land" one of those....just drag him behind the boat??
     
  14. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    ...........just a thought but even though they look vicious i've never heard about anybody gettin chomped by one......do you think its ever happened?
     
  15. whisker

    whisker New Member

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  16. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    wow thats one big MONSTER!!!!! i dont even think i could be able to real one in. that would almost rip your arms off!:lol:
     
  17. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    my fishing buddy catches gars so often every time he gets a bite hes says i hope its a gar were not catfishing were gar fishing
     
  18. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    LMAO....you tell em Tea!
     
  19. whisker_chaser

    whisker_chaser New Member

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    Have you ever heard of that?
     
  20. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Amazing! Looks like they have teeth. Would they attack people?