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#11850189 - 09/26/16 01:21 PM Fishing For Huge Rare Predatory Fish In The Rain
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 915
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way


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Fishing with Ty Kleeb From Pig Patrol on a new ramp late in the season with cold fronts on the way and huge storms all around us, we managed to wait out the gar and storms and avoid the lighting through several hours of torential downpour and we were rewarded with a nice alligator gar over 100 pounds and 6 foot.
this gar makes the 16th alligator gar over 100 pounds i have caught and released this year.
Alligator gar are North Americas largest predatory freshwater fish thats species has survived the test of time living for over 147 million years on the planet since the beginning of the Cretacious Period. In Texas their primary diet consists of roughfish such as Smallmouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Gizzard Shad, Freshwater Drum, Talapia, and Mullet. They play one of the most important roles in the ecosystem being a top level predator and even a keystone species. sadly these fish are becoming inceasingy more rare as the popularity of bowfishing for them explodes. slow growth fish like these that can live at least to be as old as 86 years old cannot be sustainably harvested at the rate they are being and its showing on the fisheries.
At SharkBaitTV and Catching Dinosaurs we are 100% comitted to catch and release and promoting this amazing fish species protection. Alligator Gar need a gamefish status in Texas, for too long they have been killed off being classified as roughfish when they should be considered some of the most important species in our waters.
If the United States had not killed off their alligator gar populations for decades do you think we would have the problems we have now with the invasive asian carp? since thats what Alligator Gar eat is carp. most of the alligator gar caught on the channel have been caught on Common Carp a fish species native to Asia.
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#11853189 - 09/28/16 04:12 AM Re: Fishing For Huge Rare Predatory Fish In The Rain [Re: SharkBaitTV]
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 183
Loc: McKinney
Great write up, I appreciate your words on conservation. Such a shame to bowfish such an important species.
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#11854150 - 09/28/16 02:05 PM Re: Fishing For Huge Rare Predatory Fish In The Rain [Re: SharkBaitTV]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 915
Loc: Texas, Earth, Milkey Way
^ 100% agree
i like to show the release and not just say we are releasing them, here is a 102 pound alligator gar going back to her river and trying to give me a love bite wink

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#11856012 - 09/29/16 02:04 PM Re: Fishing For Huge Rare Predatory Fish In The Rain [Re: SharkBaitTV]
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10244
Loc: San Antonio TX
Awesome videos and post. Thanks for sharing. woot

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