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06-10-2004 capt.kirk ID:763
I don't think you have this in Europe:
This species is Alligator Gar, what can be found in Texas and Louisiana.
The hard scales protect alligator gar (some people use these scales as jewelry).
Gars can breathe both air and water.
The biggest gars are around 300lbs and 7,0-7,5ft.
Only few anglers fish for them for sport.
Je ne pense pas que vous avez ceci en Europe :
Cet espèces s'appelle Alligator Gar, trouvé principalement dans le Texas et en Louisiane.
Les écailles très dures protègent le poisson (certains utilisent ces écailles pour fabriquer des bijoux).
Ce poisson peut respirer dans l'air et dans l'eau.
Les plus gros captures sont autour de 300lbs (130kg-140kg) et de 7,0-7,5ft (230cm-250cm).
Peu de pêcheurs à la ligne pêchent ce poisson pour le sport.

Species Length Weight Year River Place Country Technique
95.7 Kg
211 lbs
  Lake Sam Rayburn Texas USA
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2011-06-28 06:31 sami.lynn wow... that is a big one... i have an alligator gar as a pet, he is just small though and is around 12 inches long. im gonna upgrade his tank up to a 150 gallon soon so he will grow faster. i hope he would get that big someday but i have no room to fit a tank that would contain something that big. we caught him fish from the creek behind my house to eat. i feel safer feeding him wild caught fish than pet store feeder fish.
2010-12-24 18:44 gdubya They are also in North and South Carolina.
Although only 3-3.5 ft
I've seen them in brackish rivers and freshwater lakes.
2008-04-01 02:53 jb_db Good evening Capt. Kirk. My buddy and i have been checking out the gar for a while now and decided to take a june trip to try to get a very large one. we where hoping you could send us as much info as possible about the fish and also trip info and prices. thanks!
2005-10-08 00:00 webmaster to CHRISTOF139: web links do not need copyrights...
2005-10-07 23:33 christof139 Thought you might want to see a picture of a huge Alligator Gar about 10-feet long. I don't know if these people will get upset about copyright blah-blah, so here is the link:
2005-06-12 18:21 webmaster to OZZY:
you could better contact capt. kirk on his website ?
2005-06-11 19:42 ozzy hi capt.kirk can you send some info on trips etc. thanx
2005-06-10 21:45 ozzy thanx
2005-06-07 23:41 webmaster you can try this link:
2005-06-07 21:44 ozzy please could you send some info on any one doing trips etc thanx
2005-04-30 13:00 webmaster I have updated the weight of the "beast".
More photos about Alligator Gar fishing (catch & release) can be found at Kirk's website:
2005-04-30 07:32 capt.kirk No please do not remove this just look on my website and see my photo there, and then repost it properly.
Jack Schouten has been fishing with me but has never took a fish much over 175 lbs, this was Wills first trip to Texas this fish was 211 lb. 8 ft 1 in long, caught in Lake Sam Rayburn, with me in 2001.
2005-04-30 01:16 webmaster to Kirk:
Hello, I don't know who is this person.
His nickname is "TEXAS.GAR".
What do you want me to do ?
Delete the photo from this site ?
Please answer me by private email.
2005-04-29 20:02 capt.kirk I would like to know wgo posted my photo w/out my knowledge and w/out my permission, the guy on the right is not Jack Schouten it is me Capt. Kirk Kirkland from Texas who guided Will Tomey to this 211lb 8ft 1in gar from Lake Sam Rayburn.
2005-03-08 11:38 rbnhood1 the fish by the way is a aligator gar, we have alot of them in south louisiana.
p.s. they can get alot bigger than that!
2005-02-06 02:41 webmaster See this article (in dutch):
2005-01-24 14:11 webmaster Normally when visitors submit photos, they should be the owners or one of the owners of the photos. If copied from other source, it could be correct to precise where the photo is taken from (fill the COPYRIGHT © information).
2004-10-20 20:41 lucas.van.der.geest The guy on the left is called Wil Tomey and the guy at the right is called Jacques Schouten, they are both from Holland. Actually, quit a few people have heared of this fish in Holland, especially since Jacques published about it in his book and in popular magazines.
Lucas van der Geest

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