The dots link to Bing maps that get you in the neighborhood, if not to the exact spot. Submissions include a link to the location the gar were caught (if known). State records are shown with a star.
Yellow Star/Dot = Alligator Gar
Pink Star/Dot = Florida Gar
Red Star/Dot = Longnose Gar
Green Star/Dot = Spotted Gar
Blue Star/Dot = Shortnose Gar
State Records (Rod and Reel):
- Gar, Longnose, 40 lb, Ohio River, 08/08/56, Kelsie Travis, Jr, Paducah
My boyfriend and I recently went fishing at Barren River in Glasgow, KY and caught these gar. Initially we thought they were spotted gar. I know the Army Corps of Engineers are re-introducing alligator gar in Barren River. After researching we believe we caught longnose and would appreciate any information you may be able to offer. We really enjoyed your website as a part of our research.
We caught (and released) these fish using 6 lb test on open reel and crawfish as bait with a bobber.
(In the picture attached with 2 gar, one was caught in our line and the other was on the hook! Fortunately we were able to safely free and release both!)
Jenn And Mike, 08/23/11
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