Wow, what a beast. Biggest fish ever caught in the state of Oklahoma. Wonder how many bass are on the menu?
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation shared this on its Facebook page today:
"Snagged from Lake Texoma, this 8 ft. alligator gar weighed 254 pounds with a girth of 44 inches and is the largest fish ever caught in Oklahoma waters. Not only is this a massive fish, but it is also a very special and unique fish. Alligator gar are long-lived with only periodic spawning opportunities.
Anglers should be aware:
• May 1-May 31: angling for alligator gar by any method (including bowfishing and snagging) is prohibited between the State HWY 99/US Hwy 377 bridge upstream to the Interstate 35 bridge.
• During the permitted season, the daily limit is one alligator gar. • Anglers should avoid handling gar by the gills as this can injure the fish.
• Anglers must report harvest of alligator gar to ODWC (580-924-4087)."