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06-10-2004  CAPT.KIRK ID:763
I don't think you have this in Europe:
This species is Alligator Gar, what can be found in Texas and Louisiana.
The hard scales protect alligator gar (some people use these scales as jewelry).
Gars can breathe both air and water.
The biggest gars are around 300lbs and 7,0-7,5ft.
Only few anglers fish for them for sport.
Alligator Gar
Species Size Weight Year Place Method
211.0 lbs 
   Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas, USA   
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Date  Nickname  Comments 
20-10-2004 LUCAS.VAN.DER.GEEST The guy on the left is called Wil Tomey and the guy at the right is called Jacques Schouten, they are both from Holland. Actually, quit a few people have heared of this fish in Holland, especially since Jacques published about it in his book and in popular magazines.
Lucas van der Geest
24-01-2005 WEBMASTER Normally when visitors submit photos, they should be the owners or one of the owners of the photos. If copied from other source, it could be correct to precise where the photo is taken from (fill the COPYRIGHT © information).
06-02-2005 WEBMASTER See this article (in dutch):
08-03-2005 RBNHOOD1 the fish by the way is a aligator gar, we have alot of them in south louisiana.
p.s. they can get alot bigger than that!
29-04-2005 CAPT.KIRK I would like to know wgo posted my photo w/out my knowledge and w/out my permission, the guy on the right is not Jack Schouten it is me Capt. Kirk Kirkland from Texas who guided Will Tomey to this 211lb 8ft 1in gar from Lake Sam Rayburn.
30-04-2005 WEBMASTER to Kirk:
Hello, I don't know who is this person.
His nickname is "TEXAS.GAR".
What do you want me to do ?
Delete the photo from this site ?
Please answer me by private email.
30-04-2005 CAPT.KIRK No please do not remove this just look on my website and see my photo there, and then repost it properly.
Jack Schouten has been fishing with me but has never took a fish much over 175 lbs, this was Wills first trip to Texas this fish was 211 lb. 8 ft 1 in long, caught in Lake Sam Rayburn, with me in 2001.
30-04-2005 WEBMASTER I have updated the weight of the "beast".
More photos about Alligator Gar fishing (catch & release) can be found at Kirk's website:
07-06-2005 OZZY please could you send some info on any one doing trips etc thanx
07-06-2005 WEBMASTER you can try this link:
10-06-2005 OZZY thanx
11-06-2005 OZZY hi capt.kirk can you send some info on trips etc. thanx
12-06-2005 WEBMASTER to OZZY:
you could better contact capt. kirk on his website ?
07-10-2005 CHRISTOF139 Thought you might want to see a picture of a huge Alligator Gar about 10-feet long. I don't know if these people will get upset about copyright blah-blah, so here is the link:
08-10-2005 WEBMASTER to CHRISTOF139: web links do not need copyrights...
01-04-2008 JB_DB Good evening Capt. Kirk. My buddy and i have been checking out the gar for a while now and decided to take a june trip to try to get a very large one. we where hoping you could send us as much info as possible about the fish and also trip info and prices. thanks!
24-12-2010 GDUBYA They are also in North and South Carolina.
Although only 3-3.5 ft
I've seen them in brackish rivers and freshwater lakes.
28-06-2011 SAMI.LYNN wow... that is a big one... i have an alligator gar as a pet, he is just small though and is around 12 inches long. im gonna upgrade his tank up to a 150 gallon soon so he will grow faster. i hope he would get that big someday but i have no room to fit a tank that would contain something that big. we caught him fish from the creek behind my house to eat. i feel safer feeding him wild caught fish than pet store feeder fish.
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