I’m a big fan of freshwater giants like giant diamond-backed sturgeon, paddlefish, blue cats and flatheads.
But these beasts really get me excited. Could be the two rows of razor dentistry, their ability to breathe air, their tough-as-steel 50-cent piece-sized scales or legends of the sinister-looking fish devouring fishermen
Plus, these brutes can exceed the 300-pound mark, like the 10-plus-footer in the photo above. And fish nearing this size are being stuck by anglers and bowfishermen every year. Just check out this giant Lone Star ‘gator gar.
Or this 8-foot, 10-inch, 327-pound specimen from Broken Bow Lake, Oklamoma.
Got gar envy? Book your own trip and come home with a fish story that’s sure to trump anything your buddies jaw-jack at your next card game! And it you really want to go extreme, they offer alligator hunts, too.