6 Foot 9 164 Pound Alligator Gar

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola: Inmates Earl Breaux, standing left in truck, and Randy Ellis show off a 6-foot-9, 164-pound alligator gar caught recently in an overflowing ditch on prison property. It would have qualified as the second largest alligator gar according too the state record book at the time, but it was not considered … Read more

Caught: Alligator Gar Picture

Picture of a huge alligator gar caught in the wilds of Louisiana many years ago photos! Alligator gar reach weights of 300 pounds. Dont know the weight of this one but easy to say it would make the record book. Alligator gar are caught this size fairly regularly but most of the time it is … Read more

Fishing Tips: Sac-a-lait or Crappie

A Crappie is one of two varieties, either a Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) or White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis). Black Crappie and White Crappie are also called Sac-a-lait in South Louisiana. Both varieties look very similar but they are not hard to tell apart once you know what to look for. Both species are members of … Read more

Fish Facts: Dealfish – Trachipterus arcticus

Dealfish are found in the North Atlantic to as far south as Florida. Not much is known but they are about them. They feed on small fishes and squids. The bottom picture recently surfaced… I jest. The fish washed up on the beach in Florida. It has been misidentifed by some as an oarfish. It is … Read more

Fish Facts: Golden Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout are a western North American species, native to the Pacific slope from California to Alaska but have since been widely introduced elsewere, even on different continents. Hatchery-reared fish are used in many places that don’t have enviroments quite right for sustainable reproduction but do support live rainbow trout. The golden rainbow trout is … Read more