The dots link to Google 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, Alligator, 179lb, Red River, 05/1997, Jimmy L. Thompson
- Gar, Spotted, 6.18lb, Pontchatolawa Bayou, 07/2002, Charlie Hages
October 2011, Lake Pontchartain Canals
Here's A Bing map to where there are TONS of Alligator Gar averaging 40 to 60 pounds...Pics attached.
August 2010, Bayou Dorcheat
Hotspot is..ANYWHERE in Louisiana. This 52" longnose was caught on cutbait fishing on Bayou Dorcheat. I average 10-15 gar per day all 30" or longer . I usually release all gar I catch,but this one was injured during the fight. Actually very good eating, but I hate to kill them. Thanks for all the info...more pictures coming...
60" longnose caught in Lake Bisteneau...not easy taking a picture while fighting a big fish. Caught,measured and released.
Mark B, 08/09/10
May 2010, Castor Creek Spillway
Here are some pictures of some gar we caught. The smaller ones we weighed at 18 and 18-1/2 pounds, the others are bigger, but we didn't have the scales that day. We caught them at Castor Creek Spillway and here is the location.
Jonathan T, 05/05/10
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