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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: tomdoglover29@aol.com

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 49

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 37

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 51

Wednesday Night

Rain Likely

Lo: 40

Thursday

Slight Chance Rain

Hi: 45

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 32

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 49

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 38


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 2/18: 617.82 (+0.82)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 12)

FAIR. Water stained; 50-52 degrees; 0.62’ low. Striped bass are fair using live bait and shad with large schools on main lake ledges. Largemouth bass are good fishing plastics and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs by boathouses, submerged vegetation, and timber. Catfish are fair on cut bait and minnows in river structures.