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#11034813 - 08/11/15 09:18 AM Gar Posession Limits???
milton1allen Offline
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Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 95
Loc: Tyler, TX
Is there a length and possession limit on the common spotted or longnose gar that you catch in the spillways of Lake Tyler and Lake Palestine? I know lots of people throw them on the bank to die, but the ones about 18" to 24" long look like they would be fair to eat. Anybody catch and eat these little guys?

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#11035159 - 08/11/15 11:32 AM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
Dawson Hefner Online   content
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2790
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
No limits of any kind. You may eatthem if you wish.
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#11036431 - 08/11/15 08:45 PM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
buffaloman chris Offline
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Registered: 04/15/07
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Loc: dallas tx
not sure if this is right but tpwd says Daily Bag:1 No Minimum Length.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/action/fishregs2.php?water=0566
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#11036500 - 08/11/15 09:11 PM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
skeeter22 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/03
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That's only for alligator gar.

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#11036870 - 08/12/15 07:28 AM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
Dawson Hefner Online   content
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Only gar species with a bag limit is the alligator gar, is 1 as stated by above post.
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#11040140 - 08/13/15 03:56 PM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
Harold Ray Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 399
Loc: Waco, Texas
Quote:
I know lots of people throw them on the bank to die,


Yes, some people do that, but when doing so they are only showing their ignorance of a resource, and ignorance and disdain for wildlife in general.

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#11040361 - 08/13/15 05:40 PM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: Harold Ray]
buffaloman chris Offline
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Loc: dallas tx
Originally Posted By: Harold Ray
Quote:
I know lots of people throw them on the bank to die,


Yes, some people do that, but when doing so they are only showing their ignorance of a resource, and ignorance and disdain for wildlife in general.


not to mention that there is a law against that...
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pb mirror 24.12lb
pb koi 15.25lb
pb blue 39.0lb
pb goldfish 1.5lb
pb bass 6lbs

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#11043607 - 08/15/15 11:54 AM Re: Gar Posession Limits??? [Re: milton1allen]
Harold Ray Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 399
Loc: Waco, Texas
Quote:
I know lots of people throw them on the bank to die,


"A sportsman ... is a gentleman first. But a sportsman, basically, is a man who kills what he needs, whether it's a fish or a bird or an animal, or what he wants for a special reason, but he never kills anything just to kill it. And he tries to preserve the very same thing that he kills a little bit from time to time." — Robert Ruark, The Old Man and the Boy, 1957

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