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6' 9" Alligator Gar

 


6' 9" Alligator Gar

Zachary Sutterfield of Durant caught that 170-pound alligator gar while bow fishing in Lake Texoma over the weekend.
After catching the big fish, a biologist from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation was able to gather data from the creature.
Alligator gars are among the largest freshwater fish in North America, and they can grow to be as long as 10 feet!
The longest previous recorded catch of an alligator gar in Lake Texoma was 4'-6", according to a list updated earlier this


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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Thursday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 77

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 94

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 80

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 80

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Sunday Night

Clear

Lo: 80


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/6: 617.72 (+0.72)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 29)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 84-87 degrees; 1.05 high. Striped bass and white bass are good on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Use sonar to mark schools along the river channel and flats. Largemouth bass are good fishing jigs, Texas-rigged plastic worms, and crankbaits in 8-24’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles in 15-25’. Catfish are good on cut bait, prepared bait, and live bait.