alligator gar, same species all across the south including Texas, ugly thing and good for???
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Oh they get bigger than 6' but I agree. Awesome fish. Gentle giants. Harmless unless you hook one and get an incidental bite when releasing them. All fish bite, gars just happen to have sharp teeth. Safe to swim with though
Beautiful fish. No way for me to tell if it is really an "alligator" gar, but Rivermonsters had a great episode on the alligator gar. Like a lot of animals, it got a bad rap early on. Surprisingly hard to catch with a traditional rod and reel. I think they are usually "hunted" with a bow and arrow since they break the surface often.
It's hard to tell what kind of gar that is from the picture but check out this video of the alligator gar tank at the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, MO. I stopped their last summer when we went on vacation and that place is amazing and those gar are more than 6' long.
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