If you all are still wondering, we ate the gar. Anyhow, my buddy and I headed out to catch either a longnose or spotted to help you better identify them. My buddy ended up catching a spotted.
Notice how the top of the body has alot of very visible dark spots. This is known as a spotted gar. I posted some pictures before of some alligator gar seeing how nobody else would help you out by posting some pics. However I didn't know about the bow fishing rule and they got deleted. I hope these pics help.