Alligator gar

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(Zool.) one of the gar pikes (Lepidosteus spatula) found in the southern rivers of the United States. The name is also applied to other species of gar pikes.

See also: Alligator

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I learned quickly that fishing for trophy alligator gar, an 8-footer, with him was like hunting 200-inch whitetails.
Other notable catches of the tournament included a 173-pound stingray and a 143-pound alligator gar.
Alligator Gar >> One of country's few strongholds for alligator gar that regularly top 100 pounds, with a good chance at a monster topping 200.
During an FLW Tournament, I flipped over thinking a redfish was going to eat a lure and it ended up being a 7-foot alligator gar that ate it and did a tail walk across the water.
Return of the Gar documents the prehistoric alligator gar, a large fish which has been pointlessly killed in its North American range largely because of its size and teeth, and because oil spills and other environmental alterations to its breeding grounds have resulted in further erosion of its number.
Synopsis: The alligator gar belongs to a family of fish that has remained fundamentally unchanged since the Cretaceous, over 100 million years ago.
In this book for general readers, he explores the science, history, and folklore of the alligator gar.
at the Zapata Technical & Advanced Education Center to look at the health of the alligator gar and largemouth bass populations in Falcon Lake.
Mendoza R, Aguilera C, Rodriguez G, Gonzalez M, Castro R (2002) Morphophysiological studies on alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) larval development as a basis for their culture and repopulation of their natural habitats.
My first trip was to Texas targeting Alligator gar in the Trinity River--I was lucky enough to catch the two biggest gar of the season thus far--181 and 2061bs, during one of the four days fishing
However, studies of gar, family Lepisosteidae, are lacking in the literature, particularly work on alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) that are considered threatened or extirpated in most areas in which they inhabit.
Tricia, who also caught alligator gar on the dream trip, runs the Sunnyside Hotel in Eaglescliffe and has been fishing for 30 years since meeting her husband Wayne, whose father was a keen angler.