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EastTexas 05-14-2006 10:47 PM

Texas Size Gar!
 
Texas Size Gar!
Wanna wet wade for these babies?
http://flyfishingforums.hipwader.com...pic.php?id=607

I am just going to say on shore!!!

fshfanatic 05-14-2006 10:56 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
All I can say is "wow" and why kill it? I assume they dont eat those and that would cost as much as a house to mount..

KGP 05-14-2006 10:58 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EastTexas

I am just going to say on shore!!!

Ill be standing there next to you!! LOL!:cool:

EastTexas 05-14-2006 11:02 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
Gar is used as filler in cheep tuna...

EastTexas 05-14-2006 11:04 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
Gar are great on flies, but you have to bug them a little...

fshfanatic 05-14-2006 11:17 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EastTexas
Gar is used as filler in cheep tuna...

I am an Albacore kinda guy...

freeze69 05-14-2006 11:27 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
got a email not to long back of a gar from ok. big :holy:

BigCliff 05-15-2006 08:23 AM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
That one is pretty good size, but they get much bigger in Texas. That one looks like about 180-200 lbs. The state record for a line caught Alligator gar is about 100 lbs heavier, and there are many bigger than that in our waters. Like an Aliigator, the roll when trying to kill something in their mouth, and thus will wrap line and leader around their toothy snouts, breaking most anybody off. I bet the largest living in this state is knocking on 500 lbs.

It is sad to see them killed, because that one pictured is probably over 70 years old.

Troutlassie124 05-15-2006 02:39 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
I'm from Texas City, and I can tell you a good reason for killing them as you catch them. When they take over a fishing spot, they eat everything, from those lovely panfish, bass, etc., to the cute little fuzzy ducklings and their anxious parents, not to mention nutria and their kin. I also believe that if they fancied your footwear, you might lose those also. They are hard as Hell to kill. We (my Dad and I) once caught a little one and by the time we did him in, there was blood from one end of the boat to the other. Their heads are well armored, too. So.........watch those fingers and toes, and keep the young-uns back.They weren't dining on salads to get that big.:eek:

fshfanatic 05-15-2006 05:25 PM

Re: Texas Size Gar!
 
So you saying kill them because they are predators? hmm.. From your list of "food items" they sound just like a LMBass, as they eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Or are you condeming them just because they get bigger?

Considering they grow very slowly by comparison, to kill a 5 ft'er you are killing something that has been alive probably longer than you.

Not to bash you, but that definition on why to kill them seems very short sided.

What are you going to do if they become endangered or god forbid extinct, have a party?


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