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Old 02-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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So me and my brother-in-law decided to go out on fish river this morning and try to get some spec's. Put in at waterhole branch and started north saw dozens of gar rolling on top of the water thought it would be fun so i tried to catch one he kept coming to the top of the water sticking his head up and swimging on top slowly. He wouldn't bite or even look at it. Told my brother-in-law bet i could catch him with my hands if he came up again. Got up close ran my hand under him grabbed him behind the head then the tail pulled up out of the water and threw him in the cooler. Didn't fight to bad.

Heard from few people that they aren't bad to eat just curious if anyone has tried them before?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Never tried; clearly sporties.
looks like decent filets though.
catch 'em up.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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If you survive, post something to let us know how it tasted.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Glenn and Mitchell Guist loved to eat em right up to Mitchell passing away. Think they made gar balls.

Is it a male or female?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Yep Gar Balls
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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Garfish is a good eating fish although the texture is different than most fish. It's kind of coarse with tendons running through it which make it chewy. Most all of the Gar I have caught were bigger than that and the meat was much whiter.
It's excellent fried!

In Florida, Alligator Gar is protected while in Louisiana it's considered a "trash" fish with no limits at all.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Bet you dulled your knife down good cleaning that thing! I've had arrows bounce off em bowfishing.
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Had one scare the crap out of me today. Came up right next to the boat out of no where. Props on grabbing him, that takes some skill.
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Bet you dulled your knife down good cleaning that thing! I've had arrows bounce off em bowfishing.

That thing was a booger to clean had to use a machete and sheet metal shears to get the shell off. Not bad after that though.
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That thing was a booger to clean had to use a machete and sheet metal shears to get the shell off. Not bad after that though.
LMAO!!! I tried to clean a twenty pounder once, when I was younger. I gave up and just buried it. Haven't kept one since. The skull makes a pretty cool trophy. Has anybody noticed the gar skull trophies Predator has, in the movie?
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