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    I did not think it was a hoax, as alligator gar are the 2nd largest freshwater fish in North America (behind the white sturgeon) , and if you notice the belly, it's red all the way down from where the noose cut into it and it trickled blood down all those grooves in the scales. That is a lot of trouble to go to for a hoax.
    In defense, most pics of this nature turn out to be hoaxes(like the man-eating snakes, ect).
    I caught my first gar ever this year in the Missouri River. It was a modest 27 inches, compared to this giant, lol.

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    alligator gars get HUGE. i believe the photo. i saw a 4 ft ish one in an aquarium. they only get around 2 ft up here but they are long nosed gars i think....maybe short nosed. why not believe it? gars are a pain to catch as their mouths are solid bone and darn near impossible to set a hook. most large ones are caught with snares, spears and by bow and arrow. they are a trash fish so ppl dont catch them very often on purpose unless you are "hunting" for a big one. i highly doubt its a hoax. alot of trouble for basically no reason.

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    pretty huge!
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    I totally believe it's real. I was fishing at a friend's ranch in east Texas and had a gar surface while fighting a big bass. The gar was easily 9 feet in length! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] No joke. I have been fishing for years, I have enough fish under my belt to need no reason to lie. Just the truth. I know the Texas record is around 15ish feet... Louisiana is 18!
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    With mucle tension, bones and unevenly distributed weight (the tail has lots of mucle) methinks theres good chance it wouldnt hang straight up and down.

    Starman, while gars are indeed of very ancient liniage (along with the paddlefish, sturgeon and bowfins) they are not related to the lobe-finned fish. The shallow freshwater lobefin subfamily is gone compleyely, and the other subfamily is only just hanging in there with the Ceoelocanth (i know i didnt spell it right)
    that makes no logic

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    I love paddle fish! Coolest looking fish ever! I must say I owe it to white bass, the bonefish of the freshwater! Greatest fish ever created
    Please, don't start racial/evolutionist arguments. I just am stating my point. I still completely accept your opinions, and will listen to them all! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    now paddle fish are uuuuuuuuuuugggggggggglllllllllllyyyyyy. ive seen many, many of those. saw a couple 80 plus pounders pulled out of the river this year.

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    How could you? They are almost (gag me with a spoon) cute... But white bass are still the best. On a 4-weight fly rod, it is an experiance to behold indeed! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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