Alligator Gar Fishingby: theangler (View Article Source)
The Alligator Gar fights a rolling, jumping battle and can slash any line in seconds with the sharp edges of its teeth and armor-plated scales. To take this fish most anglers use heavy tackle plus about 15 feet of 50-pound test wire leader. Carp or drum serve as cut bait.
When the fish is tired and close to the boat; exercise extreme caution. This monster boated alive can make a wreck out of boat and angler. The jaws, studded with nail-sharp teeth can mutilate an arm or leg. Since the meat is not good to eat and the roe is poisonous, most anglers release this fish in the water by cutting the leader, being certain to keep their hands away from the jaws.
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Added: Fri May 15 2009