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: [email protected]

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EXCELLENT. Water stained; 88 degrees; 1.21 feet below. Striped bass are good on shallow flats early in the morning with topwaters. The fish move deeper biting on slabs as the sun rises. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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