Category Archives: Alligator Gar

Day 2 in the LA Marshes

Day 2 in the LA Marshes (4)

Meet Garzilla the 50 Lb. beast I got on a fly!

While sight fishing for big bull Reds, I managed to have an Epic battle with an Alligator Gar that was a first for the seasoned Cajun – Captain Marty.  As I was fighting this prehistoric beast, I asked Marty… How do we get this monster in the boat?  He says… “I have no idea, I’m making this up on the fly.  We’ve never landed one before that wasn’t shot – let alone on a fly.”

Day 2 in the LA MarshesAfter about 30 minutes and maybe a dozen attempts to get it alongside the boat, we ultimately secured a tail rope around the back end, managed to secure the business end of the fish in the net and hauled it into the boat. Once in the boat, Continue reading »

Catching the “Law Firm”

Tarpon, Snook, Gar, Bowfin and Bass

Another great day fishing in FL with Captain Billy Rotne and Charlie Dawson.

We navigated deep into the backcountry of Spruce Creek to hunt for some very diverse species.

Caught the Law Firm –  Tarpon, Snook, Gar, Bowfin and Bass.

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Highlight of the day was a 5 Ft, 20 pound Gar that leaped and cartwheeled six feet out of the water when hooked.

Also landed the Accounting Firm – Catfish, Bluefish and Jack.  AND – missed landing a very large Bonner head Shark.

More to follow as we hunt for the 50 pound redfish tomorrow.

T.O.