Alligator gar is a species of freshwater fish that is native to North America, specifically the Mississippi River basin and its surrounding tributaries. It is the largest gar species and one of the largest freshwater fish found in North America, with some individuals reaching lengths of up to 10 feet (3 meters) and weights of over 300 pounds (140 kilograms).
Alligator gar are known for their unique appearance, with long, cylindrical bodies, a broad snout, and a double row of sharp teeth. They have thick, armor-like scales that protect them from predators and allow them to survive in a variety of freshwater habitats, including rivers, lakes, and swamps.
Alligator gar are apex predators, feeding on a variety of fish, including carp, catfish, and other gar species. They are also known to consume small mammals and birds that venture too close to the water's edge. Their feeding behavior is unique in that they are known to breach the water's surface to ambush prey, earning them the nickname "flying fish."
Alligator gar are popular game fish, sought after by anglers for their size and fighting ability. However, they are also threatened by overfishing, habitat loss, and habitat degradation, leading to their decline in some areas. As a result, some states have put regulations in place to protect alligator gar populations, including catch-and-release policies and size limits.
At Bangkok Fishing Guide Service, we offer anglers an opportunity to land an Alligator Gar with methods that they prefer. Artificial lure or fly casting in the middle of the water column can produce a Gar or bait fishing is also available.