The dots link to Google maps that get you in the neighborhood, if not to the exact spot. Submissions include a link to the location the gar were caught (if known). State records are shown with a star.
Yellow Star/Dot = Alligator Gar
Pink Star/Dot = Florida Gar
Red Star/Dot = Longnose Gar
Green Star/Dot = Spotted Gar
Blue Star/Dot = Shortnose Gar
State Records (Rod and Reel):
- Gar, Alligator, 123 lbs, Choctawhatchee River, 07/08/1995, Zachary Phillips
- Gar, Florida, 9.44lb, Lake Lawne, 03/25/2001, Patric A. McDaniel
- Gar, Longnose, 41 lb, Lake Panasoffkee, 04/14/1985, Evan Merritt
Love the site, never realized so many others shared the love of Gar angling! Caught my first with my father when I was 3, been hooked on them since. Grew up fishing for them by boat in the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River, then by kayak and canoe in the Weeki Wachee (first picture), over on the gulf coast of Florida. Have gotten many of my family and friends addicted to the action as well, use between 6# and 15# test braid, depending on the anglers experience, 15# to 20# fluorocarbon leader on 1000-3000 series spinning outfits. Now that I live in Deltona, FL, recently found Blue Springs Park! Went out the past 2 weekends with a friend, my father, my son, and my wife; all caught fish and had a blast (subsequent pictures). How can I become a featured "Gar Guide" on the site? Looking forward to chatting more soon, thank you so much!
Lewis L, 09/01/13
June 2013, Dunnellon
Patrick W, 06/22/13
I LOVE gar fishing! Pics of Florida and longnose I caught. That longnose gar might have been around 25-30 pounds. It was a good catch and release.
James C, 11/09/11
April 2010, Apalachicola River
We caught some big longnose in the Apalachicola River on ropes.
Chris J, 04/21/10
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