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Old Mar 26, 2010, 3:07 PM   #1
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A gar is a fish. one that as far as I know is of no value as a game fish. However, I understand there are a few dedicated "sport" fishermen, that actually go after this species for the thrill of it. These were only about 3 ft long, they can get quite large and put up a terrific fight when you hook one. Notice the razor sharp teeth on these babies! Personally, I wouldn't want to be the same boat with one...

These were taken is somewhat clear shallow water that looked more like tea than anything else I can think of to describe the color. the originals didn't turn out all the well but, I played around with them in Photo shop a bit.

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then auto white balance and curves...




And still another using auto white balance only used a different area to click on.

different photo,same location.


And here is a shot from another site, showing how large they can get...
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I tied into one of those guys once while fishing in SC. He was about 3 1/2 feet long and I thought I hooked a hurricane. He made mincemeat of my net and everything else he came into contact with.

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Awesome, GW! Thanks... Boy, you guys in Florida are just to much fun there...
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I tied into one of those guys once while fishing in SC. He was about 3 1/2 feet long and I thought I hooked a hurricane. He made mincemeat of my net and everything else he came into contact with.

Nice shots!

So I hear, Gary! I hooked one once and thought I had a whopper big mouth bass on the line. soon as I got it in close to the boat, my fishing buddy reached out and cut the line. I thought he'd gone mad until he explained what I had.
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Awesome, GW! Thanks... Boy, you guys in Florida are just to much fun there...

LOL, Thank you my friend.
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Wow, that is an amazing fish! Very cool.
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Wow, that is an amazing fish! Very cool.

Thanks Ted, I appreciate it.
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I have never seen one, much less hooked into one, but I have seen photos of monsters pulled out of the White and Arkansas Rivers. Good photos.

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Hmmm... NOW I see why Americans like fishing in Canada...
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You sure do have a variety of crazy critters down there, both land and sea. I suggest that you don't go wading in those rivers.

I just the other night saw something about the problem with Boa Constrictors in Florida and not just in the Everglades.

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