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Alligator Gar

The Alligator Gar or Atractosteus Spatula is by far the largest of the Gar Fish. This massive fish can grow up to 10' long and weigh in at over 300lbs! This massive size has bred rumors of man eating Alligator Gars! This freshwater fish gets its name from its alligator like head and mouth full of razor sharp teeth. Another gator like attribute is the amazing ability to survive out of water for up to two hours! As you can imagine, this predators teeth along with its enormous size combine to make it one dangerous fish to catch. Fish tales tell of Fisherman getting the Alligator Gar into the boat and mistakenly thinking it is dead. The fish gets its revenge by biting off a finger or two! Always handle with extreme care! Alligator Gars are found throughout the Southeastern United States, but have also been reported in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bera, Pahang. Like the Pike, this fish will lie in cover and wait for its prey to swim by and then quickly attack! To check out these huge Alligator Gars in action watch the videos below...





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad thing to show the killing of a magnificent fish like the gator gar as propaganda for the species.
That's no sport, sport would be if the Gar would have a chance against the fishermen.
Mind you i love fishing trips but the killing is not necsesary to enjoy the sport and beauty of those big fish.Catch and release is a better option.

Bili said...

right on, catch and release.

rico said...

I agree with a lot of what you're saying here but it could do with more detail. They stayed away in droves.

Anonymous said...

You guys are pussies , people have every right to keep a trophy fish

Anonymous said...

I would completely agree with you except for the fact that the Alligator Gar is currently listed on the endangered species list~

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