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Hunting Alligator Gar in the Trinity River

By: Luke Gilman | Other Posts by
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Photo: Bass Pro Shops

… in recent times, alligator gar have experienced a kind of trash-to-trophy renaissance as sportsmen discovered the thrill of hunting the beasts, which can weigh up to 300 pounds and reach 8 feet in length. Gar hunting, with rod-and-reel as well as crossbow, has spawned a booming market for guides who charge as much as $750 a day to lead their clients deep into the muddy backwaters of Texas where the monster fish thrive.

It’s hard to believe something that size is floating around in the Trinity River.

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Category: life in texas, the weirdly strange


One Response

  1. Bzar says:

    I have hunted gar in florida. It is a lot fo fun, and I think
    if you like to hunt big fish gar is the way to go. And thay are good eating to.
    good luck and have fun. thats what it is all about.

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