Gar, spotted (Lepisosteus oculatus)

(Winchell, 1864); LEPISOSTEIDAE FAMILY
The spotted gar can be found from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico down through the Mississippi River drainage system. It occurs all along the Gulf coast from central Texas to the western portion of the Florida panhandle. East of the Apalachicola drainage, in the remainder of Florida, the spotted gar is replaced by its closest relative, the Florida gar (L. platyrhincus). Both species occur in the Apalachicola drainage itself, where they are believed to hybridize to some extent. In the north of its range, it occurs eastward to the north and south sho... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
4.44 kg (9 lb 12 oz)
Lake Mexia, Mexia, Texas, USA
07-Apr-1994

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