Post date: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 18:45
Updated date: 2/6/17

The Spotted Gar ranges from southern Ontario (where it is rare) to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a short-billed gar, with spots on the head and body. They get to a maximum weight of about 10 pounds. More common in the south, spotted gar are a handful on the end of your line.  Very dark, melanistic specimens of spotted gar seem more common than other gars.

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Trent River, NC
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Kaskaskia River, Illinois
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Mingo Swamp, Missouri
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Dewart Lake, IN
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Presque Isle Bay, Erie County, PA
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Todd's Fork near Morrow, Ohio
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The Spotted Gar hole down in the Armpit of America, Southern Illinois. The place stunk like shit. Dead asian carp smashed on the bank everywhere, bow fishers shooting and filling barrels with really nice gar. Still 90 degrees at 3am. Place makes me sick to my stomach... But on the positive side its a great place to fish and catch all sorts of stuff if you can look past all of that.
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Katy, Texas
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Horseshoe Lake, Illinois
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Unnamed pond
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Missouri
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Buffalo Bayou, TX
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Southeast Missouri
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Flooded ditch, mingo

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