Them Spotted gar are neat lookin fish. I caught one last year at Lake Bonham that was probably close to 7 or 8 lbs. Looked a lot like a gator gar but with all them big black spots. AFAIK that was my first time to catch a spotted. Released it in good health.
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."
Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!