EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS | RIVER MONSTER

Discussion in 'Texas Fishing Reports' started by FlowerOfLife, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. FlowerOfLife

    FlowerOfLife SharkBaitTV / Catching Dinosaurs

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    Full 15 minute video showing angler Ty Kleeb of Pig Patrol and Henry Martin of SharkBaitTV and Catching Dinosaurs Guide Service landing what just may be the biggest alligator gar caught and released on YouTube. She went 90 inches (7 foot 6 inches) and was over 200 pounds.

    This is by far the largest alligator gar i have seen fought up close and the experience was humbling. We found her on an undisclosed river in Texas and returned her to her river successfully after a few pictures unharmed after about a 20 minute fight. This gar could easily be over 60 years old and i will never forget being in her presence. She is a true prehistoric dinosaur who's species has survived for 147,000,000 years unchanged since the Cretaceous period.


    Gear Used

    Rod - Shimano Trevala TVS66MH
    Reel - Okuma Trio BF80
    Line - Suffix Performance Braid 100#
    Camera - GoPro hero 3
    Bait - Common Carp




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  2. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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  3. yakergreg

    yakergreg Well-Known "Member"

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  4. speikert

    speikert Newbie

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    Very well done! thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Capt. Scott Goodwin

    Capt. Scott Goodwin Capt. Scott Goodwin

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    Awesome fish. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    How old do you think that dinosaur is?
     
  7. Blackfish

    Blackfish The new norm, Fatter fishermen, smaller fish

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  8. strackle99

    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  9. Paparockcal

    Paparockcal Old Dude

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    If anyone is ever down around the brackish waters on the mainland from Galveston Island, Texas in the canals, there are some monster alligator gar well over a hundred pounds in those canals! They are very smart and hard to catch also! I lived on some of those canals for years. I miss Texas!
     

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