OMG....327# Alligator Gar!

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    That is one u-g-l-y fish, Mini. Are they an invasive species?
     
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    Not really Maddy. Mostly found in rivers, but in some of the deeper lakes here as well. They're common here, and always have been.

    But that is a HUGE one. Biggest one I've ever caught was about 40#. I can't imagine trying to wrestle that thing into a boat, with his teeth showing and 327# of muscle flailing about.
     
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    It is an amazing story. I can't imagine how he did it, unless he had a winch.
     
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    FYI.....some of the first arrowpoints used by Native Americans were the boney scales of the Gar.
     
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    Ugly looking fishy. Good that some part of its body is useful. :razz:
     
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    I agree, gar paties or fried gar balls <insert random testicle joke here> are very good eating.
     
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    Patties and fried gar balls?

    I'm not even going there.

    But are they sort of like the fish version of beans and franks?
     

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