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How long is the world record alligator gar?

How long is the world record alligator gar?

seven feet, seven and a half inches
The record-breaking fish measured seven feet, seven and a half inches long and was an impressive three feet, three inches in girth.

How big can gar get?

All of the gars are relatively large fish, but the alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) is the largest – the alligator gar often grows to a length of over 2 m (6.5 ft) and a weight of over 45 kg (100 lb), and specimens of up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in length have been reported.

What is the largest gar fish?

Alligator gar
Alligator gar are the largest species in the gar family, and among the largest freshwater fishes found in North America. Mature alligator gar commonly measure 6 ft (1.8 m) in length, and weigh over 100 lb (45 kg).

Can you keep a gar as a pet?

Gars are on California’s list of restricted animals and cannot be imported, transported, or possessed without a permit.

Can you keep gar in an aquarium?

Because of their toughness, gars are easy to keep in the home aquarium as long as you’re able to supply a steady diet of live fishes, or wean them over to other high-protein fare. Young gar, because of their fast metabolism, will waste away if not fed at least a couple of feeder-size guppies a day.

What is the best alligator gar bait?

Cut carp are frequently used as bait for alligator gar. In fact, carp may be the best bait for alligator gar if there are significant populations of carp in the large rivers and reservoirs where you plan to fish.

What was the largest alligator gar fish caught?

The all-tackle fishing world record for alligator gar was a 279-pound fish caught in Texas back in 1951. Since this fish was caught in a net it won’t touch that record but the fact that it’s 50-pounds heavier makes this easily the largest alligator gar on record. The fish has been donated to the Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, Mississippi.

What is the biggest real alligator ever recorded in history?

The Stokes alligator, which measured 15 feet and 9 inches long and weighed 1,011.5 pounds (~458.8 kg) is in display at the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the largest alligator ever recorded.

What is the largest gar ever caught?

254-pound alligator gar is the largest fish ever caught in Oklahoma. An Oklahoma angler has landed the largest fish ever caught in the state: a 254-pound alligator gar that measured 8 feet and boasted a 44-inch girth.