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Record sized longnose gar! massive... #7447841 04/23/12 07:18 PM
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absolutely massive longnose gar.(Red River) possible world record. see full write up on.

http://www.fishing-headquarters.com/boundlesspursuit/2012/04/18/monster-fish-april-15-18/




Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7447956 04/23/12 07:45 PM
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WOW! Awesome write up. I wish I could catch carp and buffs with relative ease!



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Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7447960 04/23/12 07:45 PM
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Oh, and that is a massive longnoser!



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Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7448588 04/23/12 10:50 PM
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Nice Fish! cheers


Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7448874 04/23/12 11:57 PM
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is it 100 percent pure long nose or is it a hybred....



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Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7448922 04/24/12 12:11 AM
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From the best we can tell it is 100% longnose. We looked at some examples of hybrids and there about seems to be more broad at the end. If you look at the additional pics on the link there are a couple of good shots with a side view. We sent the pics over to the texas wildlife dept and they thought it was longnose... It is kind of hard to believe though because of the size. There is also a good side by side with a smaller longnose 50incher on the attached write up and some good shots of alligator gar we caught on the same trip. I know Kirk Kirkland is on this message board I would like to hear his opinion.


Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7449035 04/24/12 12:39 AM
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I believe kirk's handle on here is duckhuntr35, could be wrong, I'm sure he will chim in. Or you could pm him. I think it's a long nose.


Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7449058 04/24/12 12:44 AM
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cool write up thats awesome! I looked at the rest of the posts and I would tend to agree thats a 100% longnose and a massive one!


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Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7450379 04/24/12 07:55 AM
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Got one the other day out of lake lewisville he went 63 inches and i dint get to get him on a scale till almost 8 hours later he was dried up but still went 38.5 i did see bigger ones than that


Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: travisg] #7450414 04/24/12 09:09 AM
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Congrats! Superb angling and superb write up. Awesome!

"I took one of the buffalo rods and simple changed out the small J hook for a bigger one and put a few small chunks of carp on the bottom."

Time and time again, the bigger Longnose are caught on the bottom. I learned this years ago. wink I've caught some big Longnose as well, I didn't realize the record was around 50lbs. Interesting.

This is 100% a Longnose gar btw, no doubt about it. Again....congrats!



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Re: Record sized longnose gar! massive... [Re: Stnkb8] #7450931 04/24/12 01:36 PM
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@ Stnkb8 that's a big fish! 63in is longer than this one. The girth on this one was 24in.. I think it was full eggs. The official record is just over 50 lbs! You may have been right there. You should post a picture.


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Hey I did want to mention that ALL of the alligator and longnose gar we caught on the trip were catch and release. I had a few people ask what we did with the other fish shown on the link I listed in the first post. The only fish killed were common carp and a buffalo. We caught a bunch of Carp and buffalo while we were gar fishing but let them go as well only keeping one at a time for cut bait.


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great report thats a bigg un



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Travisg Ill post a pic but i dont have a photo buckett got some one i could send it to?


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send it to me. check you PM



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