Anyone want to go swimming with this bad boy? Alligator Gar caught in Oklahoma. Absolutely incredible. These pics were emailed to me. I don't know what they were using for bait or even who these guys are. Just thought I would share. 327 LBS!!!
I've heard Alligator Gar is actually not bad. Was half serious when I said probably tastes like chicken - no different than frogs legs. I remember seeing it in some cajun dishes - not sure if around town (like Bayou Bob's) or down in Texas. Been too long since I've eaten like a Cajun!
I grew up in SE Kansas and we caught a lot of long nose gar, but I never did eat one and I never did hear of anyone else eating one. I think I heard once as a kid that commercially netted gar were used in preparation of fish sticks, but I have no idea whether there is any truth to that.