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Hey was wondering has anybody seen any Alligator gar in Florida waters, especially in the Escambia River. If you have please let me know when; this year, last year, ten years ago, etc. and where. I am a scientist trying to find them. Any help would be appreciated.

Note: is it is Illegal to possess an Alligator Gar in Florida without a scientific permit
 

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use to see them in a swamp/lake that's the backwater of the Choctawhatchee river (family property). Still see tons of longnose gar there but I can't remember the last time I've seen an aligator gar in that particular swamp.
 

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I believe your note should read

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Long time ago and not florida (but close). Caught a 5ftalligator gar on a catfish jug in 1979 in Briar Creek tributary to Tensaw River system.

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I saw an alligator gar on the Escambia last year. It was on blue lake, which is not far south of quintette after the river splits into white river.He was, from what I could tell, 5 to 7 foot long. Only got a quick glimpse as he was a couple inches deep, but when I saw him I definitely knew what it was. Hope this helps!
 

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I was volunteering with Frank Paruka of US Fish and Wildlife on the sturgeon tagging project about 3ish years ago. We caught and released a 5foot alligator gar about 200yds South of Quintette Rd.



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Hi everybody, first post.



About 5 years ago, I had a school of Alligator Gar go under my boat in Tom King Bayou which is off East Bay in Navarre. I had not seen them before or since, but they were very large fish.



For those just looking for any kind of gar, the Gulf Power power plant outlet on Escambia River stacks up with them during the summer.



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I seethem regularly in the summer free jumping , Where Delaney and Escambiameet you will find them on theEscambia side of the rivers.
 

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Caught A 5' one about 2 years ago on Black Water River Just North of where Pond Creek dumps in to Black Water. He scared the crap out of me when he surfaced was not expecting that at all :)
 

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Thanks for all the help...If you hear of anything else please post, escpecially on the escambia. The perdido is a resource shared by both florida and alabama.
 

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We caught 3 in one day on spinnerbaits in the 1st cove to the right after you past Beck's Lake, called Stubbs Lake, going north in the river. This was back in May. We also caught long nose and bowfins that day in there. They were all over. We believe they were spawning in there. Good luck.
 
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