This gar may be 80 years old!
Usually when we share a video from the Fish Whisperer, it's one of his signature fish-feeding videos. But when he uploads an actual fishing video, it's usually a real winner. That's definitely the case here.
This one isn't your usual gar fishing video. This fish is a 7-foot, 230-pound monster that's half the size of the jon boat he catches it from!
What a fish! This is pretty much as close as you can get to an encounter with a dinosaur these days. It's simply mind-blowing to think this alligator gar has been swimming around that narrow river since World War II. As he says, these fish are misunderstood and often regarded as a trash fish. It's refreshing to see someone with a more respectful attitude toward them.
Many people don't think of gar as a sport fish, but you can't deny the awesome fight this fish gave him. We're happy to see he released this beast to give another angler a chance at the thrill of a lifetime!