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 because the fish was lassoed with a rope and caught, instead of being caught on rod and reel. Also pictured is Angola Warden Burl Cain.