Gar, longnose (Lepisosteus osseus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); LEPISOSTEIDAE FAMILY
The longnose gar is the most common and widely distributed of all the gars. It is found throughout the eastern half of the U.S.A. through the Mississippi River system and other drainages in larger streams and brackish water coastal inlets. Its range extends at least as far south as Florida's Lake Okeechobee, the Gulf states, and the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico; and as far north as Minnesota, the Great Lakes, and Quebec, Canada. It extends west to the border between Minnesota and south Dakota, and probably as far as Montana in the north and Pecos... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
07-May-2017
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
11.02 kg (24 lb 5 oz)
Sardis Reservoir, Mississippi, USA
26-Aug-1984
M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.08 kg (24 lb 7 oz)
Sardis Reservoir, Mississippi, USA
25-Aug-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
06-Jul-2008
M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.90 kg (26 lb 4 oz)
Chattahoochee River, Alabama, USA
26-Apr-1989
M-06 kg (12 lb)
13.60 kg (30 lb 0 oz)
Lake Henderson, Inverness, Florida, USA
16-May-1988
M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
07-May-2017
M-10 kg (20 lb)
12.02 kg (26 lb 8 oz)
Withlacoochee River, Florida, USA
08-Oct-1981
M-15 kg (30 lb)
10.06 kg (22 lb 3 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
12-Jun-2021
M-24 kg (50 lb)
12.87 kg (28 lb 6 oz)
Flint River, Georgia, USA
28-Jan-1995
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.58 kg (5 lb 11 oz)
Escambia River, Florida, USA
02-Apr-2019
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.35 kg (5 lb 3 oz)
Escambia River, Florida, USA
20-May-2018
W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.61 kg (5 lb 12 oz)
Withlacoochee River, Florida, USA
11-Mar-2020
W-04 kg (8 lb)
5.67 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Twenty Mile Bend, Florida, USA
24-Jun-2017
W-06 kg (12 lb)
8.82 kg (19 lb 7 oz)
Twenty Mile Bend, Florida, USA
26-Jun-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
11-Apr-2014
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
St. John's River, Astor, Florida, USA
01-Apr-1993
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.48 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
23-Sep-2007
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
04-Jun-2006
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
10.66 kg (23 lb 8 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
06-Jul-2008
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.34 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
03-Aug-2009
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
03-Aug-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
04-Jun-2006
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
11.91 kg (26 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
16-Mar-2009
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Colorado River, Texas, USA
16-Apr-2015
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
4.63 kg (10 lb 3 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
20-Jul-2015
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
8.82 kg (19 lb 7 oz)
Twenty Mile Bend, Florida, USA
26-Jun-2017
F-Smallfry
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Yankeetown, Florida, USA
17-Apr-2000
M-Junior
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
06-Jul-2008
M-Smallfry
8.78 kg (19 lb 6 oz)
Lake Marion, South Carolina, USA
31-Jul-2007

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