Gar, alligator (Atractosteus spatula)

Lacepede, 1803; LEPISOSTEIDAE
FAMILY; also called pejelagarto, catán,
The alligator gar is an inhabitant of large rivers, bays, and coastal marine waters from the western Florida panhandle (the Econfina River) west along the Gulf of Veracruz, Mexico, and north in the Mississippi River drainage as far as the lower reaches of the Ohio and Missouri rivers. It has been reported from Lake Nicaragua and the Sapoa River.
Believed to grow to over 300 lb (136 kg) with a head that looks very much like an alligator's, it is certainly one of the most distinctive freshwater species. It can be distingu... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
126.55 kg (279 lb 0 oz)
Rio Grande, Texas, USA
02-Dec-1951
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
15.64 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Houston Ship Channel, Texas, USA
01-Nov-1981
M-02 kg (4 lb)
30.61 kg (67 lb 8 oz)
Blakeley River, Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA
19-Aug-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
21.40 kg (47 lb 3 oz)
West Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
22-Jul-2012
M-04 kg (8 lb)
35.60 kg (78 lb 8 oz)
Blakeley River, Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA
17-Aug-1984
M-06 kg (12 lb)
56.24 kg (124 lb 0 oz)
Bacliff, Texas, USA
26-Jun-1987
M-08 kg (16 lb)
54.54 kg (120 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
17-May-2018
M-10 kg (20 lb)
87.54 kg (193 lb 0 oz)
Sam Rayburn Lake, Texas, USA
16-Apr-2010
M-15 kg (30 lb)
84.45 kg (186 lb 3 oz)
Nassau Bay, Texas, USA
14-Oct-1995
M-24 kg (50 lb)
63.56 kg (140 lb 2 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
24-Aug-2009
M-37 kg (80 lb)
86.89 kg (191 lb 9 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
25-Sep-2015
M-60 kg (130 lb)
82.55 kg (182 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
06-May-2017
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
03-May-2017
W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
04-May-2017
W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.46 kg (14 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
04-May-2017
W-08 kg (16 lb)
27.22 kg (60 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
03-Jul-2017
W-10 kg (20 lb)
26.31 kg (58 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
04-Jul-2017
W-15 kg (30 lb)
36.45 kg (80 lb 5 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
20-Jul-2015
W-24 kg (50 lb)
22.68 kg (50 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
11-Apr-2014
W-37 kg (80 lb)
35.10 kg (77 lb 6 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
26-Jul-2016
W-60 kg (130 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)
6.01 kg (13 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
07-Sep-2016
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
15.20 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Bay Alario, Port Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
01-Dec-2007
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.81 kg (21 lb 10 oz)
Ratchaburi Lake, Thailand
06-Nov-2013
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
South Louisiana Marsh, Louisiana, USA
10-Oct-2014
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.83 kg (23 lb 14 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
05-May-2016
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
37.73 kg (83 lb 3 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
06-May-2016
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
12.36 kg (27 lb 4 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
17-May-2018
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)
11.37 kg (25 lb 1 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
17-Feb-2019
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Venice, Louisiana, USA
16-Oct-2016
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
14.29 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Hopedale, Louisiana, USA
16-Nov-2017
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
12.96 kg (28 lb 9 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
17-Feb-2019
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
30.84 kg (68 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
07-Jun-2007
F-Smallfry
10.43 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
10-Aug-2018
M-Junior
72.12 kg (159 lb 0 oz)
Lake Livingston, Texas, USA
06-Jun-2006
M-Smallfry
40.62 kg (89 lb 9 oz)
Trinity River, Palestine, Texas, USA
29-May-2016

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