daughter lands alligator gar

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCkK9NAHYk

My daughter landed 3 nice alligator gar on the trinity river, all of them were around 50 pounds, this was one of her gar she landed that day. The Music is BassNectar Magical World one of her favorites:)
 

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Nice! I still have not fished the Trinity. I need to give it a go.
 

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Awesome work on that gar, they are so difficult to hook with that bony jaw and are a great fight!

I can't believe you guys caught one in California... that's wayyy outside their natural range. It's actually really sad -- they will decimate your local fish population in short order. Sounds like your daughters doing her part to stop them... great work!

Edit: Saw your location as Texas... so guessing this was not the Trinity river in northern california. my bad. Interesting coincidence though, is outside of the southeastern united states/Mississippi River, the only other occurrence of alligator gars is in the vicinity of the Trinity river in northern california (hence my confusion) http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=755

And Sprig, you're right on that one being a baby. There are some 10' plus models roaming the Bayou I grew up on, I've seen them eat pelicans sitting on the water whole.
 

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This is a video i put together showing my daughter and i landing three nice alligator gar on the Trinity River from about 40-60 pounds. We were fishing near Crockett Texas and using cut carp for bait on bottom. I realize not everyone is going to watch a 27 minute video. i created this video as a full Tv episode, i know it wasnt filmed with a high dollar camera, but i think this beats the heck out of watching someone catch bass on the outdoor channel..hope yall enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcKPDAjHbI0&list=UU3uKdwg7hdwupgYT0M4koUg
 

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I need to make it down there by Crockett and see if I can put an arrow in one of them
 
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