A mammoth sized Alligator Gar that topped out a scale at 300 pounds and measured 8 feet 2 inches was caught in Texas.
The fish that was caught on Lake Corpus Christi, was more than likely a Texas State record but the two men decided to filet the fish before they could record whether or not the fish was indeed a record.
The Fisherman that caught the Giant Alligator Gar is Brent Crawford, he said that he thought he was hooked onto a Carp.
The Gar has a very thick skin, and the most common technique used to kill the fish, is with a Bow and Arrow. Which is the technique used by Mr. Crawford.
The Alligator Gar may look dangerous but are relatively harmless fish.
According to a report from the Local Newspaper posted by David Skies
“Bow fisherman Brent Crawford stalked then arrowed this monster alligator gar near his Lake Corpus Christi home. The entire ordeal spanned nearly two hours, ending with a fish that weighed more than 300 pounds, a weight he failed to have verified on a certified scale. The state bow fishing record for alligator gar is 290 pounds and the overall record is 302 pounds.”
Fisherman explains his technique for catching Alligator Gar: