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, 25lb 2oz, Lake Prince, 05/28/1987, Roger Beaver
July 2011, James River
It's a satisfying pleasure to send you these pictures. I've been chasing Gar in the James River for 10 years. Sunday I yielded my third Gar and also the first one I was able to document! 37" Longnose Gar. I got him on a tail (circle) hooked bream that I found floating belly up in a pool. Dropped it in the middle of a pool and let it sit for an hour until he picked up and ran. A great fight and a great catch. Happy to finally be able to contribute to the site. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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