Alligator Gar

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Alligator gar scales
Animal Planet/DCL

The Line

I was using very strong braid, 150-pound breaking strain, the same as I used for wels catfish in Spain. Some people might think this is over the top, but this fish was hooked right next to a forest of snags and had to be held very hard. A long fight on lighter tackle also results in a much more exhausted fish.

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