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#11705794 - 07/05/16 04:04 PM I didn't even know they were there
cmc Offline
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Registered: 04/29/10
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Loc: Graham to Arlington
How much salt water can a gator gar live in? I caught these over the weekend in a canal that goes into the intercostal water way which we all know leads to the bay to the gulf so how salty is the water I wonder. I did notice that there are no oysters on the poles where I caught these and as I got closer to the gulf there were a lot so I know the water is fresher where I was.

My son put a rod out and went in for a sandwich came back to a spooled reel. That night I heard gar gasping or whatever you call it, I could hear them gulping so I rigged up and caught four. None were reel big but still fun and very unexpected as I didn't even know they were there.



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#11706500 - 07/05/16 09:45 PM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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They can live in full saltwater.
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#11706674 - 07/05/16 10:54 PM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
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Beautiful fish! Good job. cheers
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#11706759 - 07/06/16 02:59 AM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
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Very cool man, I don't know they could take any saltwater!
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#11706791 - 07/06/16 06:18 AM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: Dawson Hefner]
cmc Offline
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Loc: Graham to Arlington
Originally Posted By: Dawson Hefner
They can live in full saltwater.

That's very interesting. I wonder if they prefer the more fresh water. I got on the kayak and paddled around the canals and the fish I seen were all at the canals farther from the ocean. Thanks Dawson.
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#11706907 - 07/06/16 07:50 AM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
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Registered: 07/25/15
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Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
They can live great in the ocean, the rougher water is the bigger deterrent for them in the open water rather than the salt.

Eric

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#11707200 - 07/06/16 10:05 AM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
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Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way
those are nice fish congrats
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#11707252 - 07/06/16 10:25 AM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: SharkBaitTV]
cmc Offline
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Registered: 04/29/10
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Loc: Graham to Arlington
Originally Posted By: SharkBaitTV
those are nice fish congrats

Thanks man. For your peace of mind they were caught with bronze trebles and released within about three minutes of getting on the dock. I see no reason to kill them but don't look down on those who take their legal limit either.
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#11708280 - 07/06/16 06:05 PM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Cool catches. thanks fro sharing the pics

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#11709914 - 07/07/16 12:47 PM Re: I didn't even know they were there [Re: cmc]
Stephen Clark Offline
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Registered: 05/15/09
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Loc: texas wastelands
Nice haul cmc, would love to hook into one of those prehistoric monsters cheers
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