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#12728444 - 04/24/18 08:44 AM BOW FISHING Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar.... WARNING....Don't look if you don't like dead fish!!!
AQUA11 Offline
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Registered: 02/29/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Temple, Texas
My wife shot this 60 1/2", 31.38 lb., long nose gar on Belton Sunday morning. It was a real cluster for us to get it in finally without really being prepared with a gaff. She doesn't shoot much weight so there wasn't a lot of penetration, made for some nail biting times for sure. FINS and BONES certified it and will also mount the fish.

Good Times



Edited by AQUA11 (04/24/18 09:55 PM)

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#12728680 - 04/24/18 11:13 AM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
Pot licker Offline
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Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1009
Loc: SW Texas
Awesome!

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#12728914 - 04/24/18 01:15 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
sae Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 278
Loc: cedar hill tx.

You
did nothing illegal ,the morality gestopo should mind their own biz.
If T PARKS anWILDLFE has no no problem ,do what you want.

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#12728926 - 04/24/18 01:20 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
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Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 21288
Loc: Lewisville
Aqua, the animus against bowfishing stems from those who wantonly kill and waste huge amounts of so-called "trash" fish. This is a subject that I tend to get angry about, as waste of fish by any means is wrong.

Your photos sure don't look like waste to me - congrats on the pending record!
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#12729299 - 04/24/18 05:35 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
2014NITROZ-7 Online   content
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Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 645
Loc: Texas
Someone always get their knickers twisted.

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#12729830 - 04/25/18 06:59 AM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
sae Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 278
Loc: cedar hill tx.
Don't you know that if you know that even ifyour method is legal but not
Approve ,you are ... evil.

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#12729877 - 04/25/18 07:45 AM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
Marc-62 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/18
Posts: 70
Nice gar should make some good fried gar. As for the local forum owners association I wouldn't post pictures next time just a story, that way we all can say "post some pictures" . HaHa

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#12729954 - 04/25/18 08:32 AM Re: BOW FISHING Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar.... WARNING....Don't look if you don't like dead fish!!! [Re: sae]
AQUA11 Offline
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Registered: 02/29/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Temple, Texas
Originally Posted By: sae
Don't you know that if you know that even ifyour method is legal but not
Approve ,you are ... evil.


No I didn't but learning fast, if I hang around here long enough to learn. I don't know if people are serious or not. I actually couldn't believe that the guy on the rough fish page was for real? We didn't waste the thing, heck it went to gar heaven. Mounted and we will try and eat it? What more could a gar want? This place is cool and I look forward to lurking on here I am just not sure posting is worth all the EXTRA stuff. Thanks for all the positive comments and jokes.

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#12731340 - 04/25/18 11:13 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
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Registered: 07/16/16
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Very nice fish! Congrats on the new record.
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#12732169 - 04/26/18 02:31 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
Blues Online   crying
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 2139
Doesn't matter where they're dumped "wanton waste" laws still apply. Shoot all ya want and the biggest you can find, if that's what you want to do. That's your right and I support that. Being a jack wagon and dumping fish at a ramp should be grounds for big fines and suspended fishing license. If I bow fished I'd be pissed finding dumped fish, makes the whole sport and other fishermen look bad.

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#12732357 - 04/26/18 05:15 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
Notaguide Offline
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Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 1039
Loc: The colony
There’s always someone bank fishing that will take the fish in my experience

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#12733840 - 04/27/18 06:35 PM Re: Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar [Re: AQUA11]
Oldrabbit Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/23/11
Posts: 915
Loc: East Texas
Congratulations to your wife on the fish of a lifetime. Hope the mount turns out good.

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#12734440 - 04/28/18 12:13 PM Re: BOW FISHING Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar.... WARNING....Don't look if you don't like dead fish!!! [Re: AQUA11]
TCK73 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3716
Loc: Jack County
Congrats on the nice fish! Don't listen to the haters.

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#12734731 - 04/28/18 06:15 PM Re: BOW FISHING Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar.... WARNING....Don't look if you don't like dead fish!!! [Re: AQUA11]
pop r Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/25/17
Posts: 292
Loc: Dallas,& Freestone counties
thumb Nicely done. Congrats.

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#12736562 - 04/30/18 11:06 AM Re: BOW FISHING Pending Lake Belton record long nose gar.... WARNING....Don't look if you don't like dead fish!!! [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Jake Blood Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 501
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Aqua, the animus against bow fishing stems from those who wantonly kill and waste huge amounts of so-called "trash" fish.


Could not agree more Uncle Zeek, big difference between the left and right photos shown below. I hated seeing the one on the left and hated that I had to move those fish so that I could launch my boat...BUT... LOVE LOVE LOVE to see happy faces with the catch of a lifetime like the one on the right.. congrats Aqua.


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