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


Contributed By:



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: [email protected]

View all my photos



Tell us what you think!

Striper Express at Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma Email Updates


 

Visit our Lake Texoma Sponsors!

Lake Texoma on Social Media

 
       

Lake Texoma Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 78

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 59

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 80

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 61

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 64

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 87

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 66


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 9/22: 615.14 (-1.86)



Lake Texoma

Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 15)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 80 degrees; 1.45 feet low. Striped bass are good on live bait along the river channel with some topwater action at sunrise. White bass are good on silver slabs and white swimbaits. Largemouth bass are good fishing flukes, shaky head jigs, crankbaits, and Texas-rigged plastic worms. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, timber near a channel, and brush piles. Catfish are good on earthworms, chicken liver, and live bait.

More Fishing Reports