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Tag Archives: Alligator Gar

The last vouchered Alligator Gar collected in Illinois waters (Cache-Mississippi R Diversion
Channel - 1966) Courtesy of Brooks Burr

IDNR Releases Management Plan for Reintroduction of Alligator Gar in Illinois Waters

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois, which details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce alligator gar to Illinois waters. A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined to be extirpated, or…


Cleveland Angler Sets New State Catch-and-Release Record for Alligator Gar

ATHENS—Joseph Williams of Cleveland, Texas, fishes the Trinity River below Lake Livingston dam about 30 weekends a year, trying to catch big alligator gar and release them alive. In April he landed a 200-pound-plus monster that did not survive and became the rod and reel record for the Trinity, but…


Record-Breaking Alligator Gar in Mississippi

Who could top this Valentine’s Day surprise?? Looking  like a cross between an alligator, a fish and dinosaur, the alligator gar is the largest freshwater fish in America. And with two rows of teeth, the predatory fish is also terrifying. So you can imagine how shocked Kenny Williams was on…


Texas Moves to Protect Trophy Alligator Gar Fishery

ATHENS, Texas — The 82-inch, 140-pound alligator gar I pulled from the Trinity River in April 2008 will likely remain my fish of a lifetime. Many other anglers can probably say the same-or would love to be able to. That’s the goal of the new one-fish-per-day limit imposed on alligator…