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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: [email protected]

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 65

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 52

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 70

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 52

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 74

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 60

Saturday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 79

Saturday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 65


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/12: 619.46 (+2.46)



Lake Texoma

Fishing Report from TPWD (May 5)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 60-64 degrees;1.65 high. Striped bass are excellent on live bait in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, slabs, small crankbaits, and spoons. Largemouth bass are excellent fishing topwaters, crankbaits, lizards, and chatter baits in 2-16 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, creeks, and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on punch bait, chicken liver, and cut bait.

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