Alligator gar are the largest freshwater fish in Texas, with recorded specimens reaching over 300 pounds. Alligator gar over 200 pounds have been landed by rod and reel anglers, and alligator gar over 100 pounds are common. Catching an alligator gar on rod and reel is a unique experience, well worth the time and effort. Alligator gar fishing opportunities are available most of the year. The best alligator gar fishing in the world is found on the Trinity RIver, Texas. Some of the difficulties encountered during rod and reel alligator gar fishing include few access points to the Trinity River, unpredictable and seasonal fluctuations in water levels, weather changes, snag infested waters with shallow rock bars and numerous log jams, bait stealing turtles, and many others. Those who willingly endure the tough conditions of Trinity River alligator gar fishing are rewarded with the chance of landing an alligator gar of a lifetime. An alligator gar measuring over six feet is a trophy, and there is a good chance of landing one of these 100 pound plus alligator gar on each trip. Because of the nature of fishing, I will not tell you that there is a 100% chance that you will land a trophy alligator gar, however I will do everything in my power to make sure your trophy alligator gar trip is a success. If you do not catch an alligator gar, you only pay the deposit. Beware of anyone saying they have never blanked. I strongly urge clients to book at least two days in order to give the best opportunity at a fish over six feet. A typical day of guided alligator gar fishing will begin shortly after safe light and will continue until around 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. provided clients do not wish to return sooner. On an average day one can expect 5-15 alligator gar bites, and 3-10 fish landed ranging in size from four to six feet. Occasionally more than 10 alligator gar can be landed in a day. On a slow day there may be 2-5 bites and only 1 or 2 fish landed. This varies seasonably, alligator gar, like any other fish have seasonal patterns. Fish with someone that knows the patterns! Other species that may be encountered during your trophy gar trip include longnose gar which can reach weights exceeding 50 pounds, flathead catfish, blue catfish, channel catfish, and freshwater drum. All fish caught will be released in the same area they are caught in. If a replica is desired measurements and photographs can be taken and sent to a taxidermist. I do have a taxidermist I work with who offers competitive rates. Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail for more information about trophy alligator gar fishing trips.
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