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#11918925 - 11/05/16 06:54 PM Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress.
Cowboy Church Bass Club Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 272
Loc: Texas - DFW

My first Gar head mount. This was about a 100-lb fish. It's the one I mounted.




This one was about 175 to 200 pounds. I let it go since I already had the 100 pounder.



Her is the head so far. I cleaned out all the meat and loose skin. I put preservatives in it and will stuff the cavity with fish mount filler once it dries. It's basically just the skull.

This was the smaller one that I caught









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#11919729 - 11/06/16 11:52 AM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1429
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Pretty cool! Mite wanna reconsider your weight guestaments though.jmho
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#11920092 - 11/06/16 03:45 PM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: gar1970]
Cowboy Church Bass Club Offline
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Loc: Texas - DFW
Originally Posted By: gar1970
Pretty cool! Mite wanna reconsider your weight guestaments though.jmho


You may be right! I am no Alligator Gar expert.

The big one was well over 6ft and the smaller one was over 4 ft. We did some crude measuring. Next time I am taking a take measuring tape with me.

I used a shark rig and carp slabs as bait.

What's the best rig setup and bait?

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#11920441 - 11/06/16 07:58 PM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
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Nice fish and nicely done! Good job. cheers




Side Note: A good formula to use to get a ball park weight is Girth times Girth times length,divided by 800. Example. Fish Girth is 8". It's length is 9". 8X8 equals 64x9 equals 576 Divided by 800 equals .72 Lbs. This weight is not an official weight. It will be in the "ball park"! Great to estimate weights. thumb
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#11920689 - 11/07/16 05:11 AM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1357
Loc: East Montgomery County
nice!

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#11920938 - 11/07/16 08:36 AM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Good job.

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#11920995 - 11/07/16 09:14 AM Re: Alligator Gar / Head mount in progress. [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
gar1970 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Cowboy Church Bass Club
Originally Posted By: gar1970
Pretty cool! Mite wanna reconsider your weight guestaments though.jmho


You may be right! I am no Alligator Gar expert.

The big one was well over 6ft and the smaller one was over 4 ft. We did some crude measuring. Next time I am taking a take measuring tape with me.

I used a shark rig and carp slabs as bait.

What's the best rig setup and bait?
your setup and bait seem to be working great! I wouldn't change a thing
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