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#12765851 - 05/22/18 08:18 PM First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1041
Loc: La vernia tx
Got done working cows early last week and hit the river used whole bluegill with the tail cut off and a fillet style slit cut on one side 3 runs one gar river was up and dirty fished sand bar adjacent to a 30ft deep hole the gator gar and longnose we're everywhere also it amazed me how diffrent the gator gar runs are compared to longnose longnose in my exp grab you bait a haul but then stop the gator gar seemed more like a turtle run take 5,10' of line then stop then a little more then stop until I reeled up thought it was another softshell until it leaped out of the water fish was 38.9 lbs 54" long with a 22" girth fish was ate by my Me my wife and kids wasn't going to kill it just for a record alone
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#12765881 - 05/22/18 08:37 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Nice gar wildman congrats on the record
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#12765937 - 05/22/18 09:03 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3353
Loc: Brenham, TX
Congrats Clayton on a monster fish thumb

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#12765938 - 05/22/18 09:03 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
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Loc: La vernia tx
Thanks Leo Jamie and chuck


Edited by Wildman of the navidad (05/22/18 09:06 PM)
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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
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#12765940 - 05/22/18 09:05 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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bow_down Nice fish Clayton and Congratulations on your record fish! cheers
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#12765953 - 05/22/18 09:14 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 98
Loc: Schertz Tx
WOW, how in earth did you land that monster by yourself Clayton? I bet you really had your hands full. Congratulations. You certainly deserve all the kudos we can offer. By the way, I just can't understand how you and that pretty young lady are related. grin
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#12765963 - 05/22/18 09:19 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Catyakker]
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Originally Posted By: Catyakker
WOW, how in earth did you land that monster by yourself Clayton? I bet you really had your hands full. Congratulations. You certainly deserve all the kudos we can offer. By the way, I just can't understand how you and that pretty young lady are related. grin




whip whip whip whip whip
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#12765970 - 05/22/18 09:20 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1041
Loc: La vernia tx
Lol I took a tie rope off my saddle before I even started fishing I was thinking ahead I already did the grab em by the gill plates and let em break ur arms thing and that's my yougest she is a cutie I wanted a picture with all my girls but they were with grandma


Edited by Wildman of the navidad (05/22/18 09:23 PM)
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#12765988 - 05/22/18 09:35 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
TXMulti-Species Online   happy
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 342
Loc: DFW
Nice fish, congrats on the record! At 38.9lb she's still little for a gator gar, I'll bet you'll break it soon enough!


Edited by TXMulti-Species (05/22/18 09:35 PM)
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#12766135 - 05/23/18 06:39 AM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Would like to get the catch and release record
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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
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#12766418 - 05/23/18 10:15 AM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
TXMulti-Species Online   happy
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Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 342
Loc: DFW
Just took a look at the record page and found a 150lb gator gar that was bowed (unfortunately) just last year, so they're definitely in there!
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New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/

PB Common - 20lb 6oz
PB Ghost - 13lb 9oz
PB Koi - 9lb
PB Smallmouth Buffalo - 28lb 12oz

"Take only memories, leave only footprints, kill only time."

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#12766592 - 05/23/18 12:19 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
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Loc: La vernia tx
Yeah I watched a boy weigh one that weighed 206 on the grain scales at the feed store 2 years ago asked what he was going to do with it said nothing loco
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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
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#12767089 - 05/23/18 07:08 PM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Registered: 01/22/17
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Loc: SW Texas
WTG! clap and congrats!

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#12767634 - 05/24/18 07:26 AM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11890
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Great fish and "CONGRATULATIONS" on your record! flehan



Side Note: Bet you had one heck of a fight trying to get that fish out of the water! duel (Did you have any help?)

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#12767663 - 05/24/18 07:45 AM Re: First gator gar pending colorado river rod and reel record [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1041
Loc: La vernia tx
Thanks PL and gitter done I was by myself getting it out of the water was fairly easy but getting it up the 20' cliff bank was real tough thank goodness for the old flood control cables that where hanging out of the bank I threw a bowlin loop in the end of my tie rope put it around my waist and started accending
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