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#11666263 - 06/14/16 09:42 AM PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT
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Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 912
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way


i wrote this on social media after releasing this gar, it went 7 foot 1 inch and was likely around 180 pounds

This feeling is hard to describe. Just released a 7 foot dinosaur back into a river it's species has called home for 147 million years. I'm sitting in a little cove i released her in just kind of pondering life. Sat here for 30 minutes almost, listening to the cars on The highway just a mile or two away not even caring 10 feet away I could have been in the shade. Solo the experience of catching a gar over 7 foot is hard to describe hopefully the video and pics do her justice. This is my 6th alligator gar over 100 pounds of the year and I'm going to say she was close to 180 pounds caught in a river not publicly known for having gar, she was released healthy to promote the longterm survival of the species.

Location is central Texas
the bait used is common carp
line used is 100# suffix performance braid
rod is an ugly stick
reel is a Okuma Trio BF 80

you will never see my kill an alligator gar on this channel i am 100% dedicated to promoting these fish's longterm survival, so they can grow and thrive for another 100,000,000 years.

do to the hard nature of targeting these fish and the proneness for people to kill them just to do it there is certain information im no longer going to be sharing in my videos. im comfortable showing just a little less if it means i can help protect these fish.

thanks for watching - SharkBait




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Edited by SharkBaitTV (06/14/16 09:53 AM)
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#11666377 - 06/14/16 10:20 AM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1069
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
That is cool, probably well over 40 years old!!

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#11666395 - 06/14/16 10:28 AM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Clouser Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 227
I'm with you, I would love to get one on a fly rod. CPR is the only way.

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#11666768 - 06/14/16 12:49 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
fiSherwood Offline
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Awesome!
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#11666772 - 06/14/16 12:51 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. cheers
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#11667417 - 06/14/16 05:59 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1174
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Awesome!

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#11669804 - 06/15/16 04:54 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Freshwater Phil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 271
Loc: North of the Border
Nice catch!
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PB blue cat = 59 lbs
PB lake sturgeon = 57 inches
PB alligator gar = 65 lbs

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#11672395 - 06/16/16 09:40 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Stephen Clark Offline
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Registered: 05/15/09
Posts: 4300
Loc: texas wastelands
very cool catch smile
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#11672615 - 06/16/16 11:58 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 764
Loc: Lake lavon
Wow!! That's loco! Nice video and pics like always! cheers
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#11674567 - 06/18/16 06:53 AM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: banker-always fishing]
Gitter Done Online   content
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Posts: 9506
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. cheers







Plus #1.

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#11680130 - 06/21/16 11:15 AM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10220
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice catch! woot

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#11680772 - 06/21/16 05:09 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
keebranch Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1330
Loc: Arlington, TX
Wow!
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#11680855 - 06/21/16 06:01 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
lowew79 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 1543
Loc: Alvarado, Johnson County
I hate what I see people do to gar as well, I've caught much much hell for talking about it on this forum.

I have a question. last night I was catfishing and I hooked into a gar. This has happened a few times, but I can never actually LAND the fish. I can get him to the edge of the water and get really close, but they always throw the hook at the very lase second, the hook is still there, so it's not breaking the line or anything. Now, this wasn't a very big gar, so I don't think it was a weight issue. I was using a circle hook with cut perch, on a ugly stick with team catfish monofilament.

Is there a trick to landing these fish?
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#11681240 - 06/21/16 09:44 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
SharkBaitTV Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 912
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way
yes 3/0 non stainless treble hook is the only hook i use for them, its the only hook to use for responsible catch and release, once you get it to the bank i would lasso them like i do in my videos, be sure to get the rope behind the pectoral fins to protect the gars gills.
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#11681395 - 06/21/16 11:42 PM Re: PREHISTORIC TEXAN GIANT [Re: SharkBaitTV]
lowew79 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 1543
Loc: Alvarado, Johnson County
Originally Posted By: SharkBaitTV
yes 3/0 non stainless treble hook is the only hook i use for them, its the only hook to use for responsible catch and release, once you get it to the bank i would lasso them like i do in my videos, be sure to get the rope behind the pectoral fins to protect the gars gills.


Good advice ty. I am surprised a bit, you say treble hooks. I use circle hooks to keep from gut hooking cats so I can CPR them. I switched from trebles because I was gut hooking too many of them. Different fish anatomy I suppose. Thanks Again.
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