Achieving a Bucket List Catch: Two-Year Pursuit of a Melanistic Gar

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Alligator Gar

  • baitcaster
    method
  • 5 lbs
    weight
  • 24
    body length (in)
  • public
    land type
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  • RollTruck's avatar

    That’s awesome

  • Emory's avatar

    Nice!! What is the melanistic part of the name representing? I've never heard of that kind. Looks pretty

  • Luke's avatar

    @Emory Melanism is a genetic mutation causing them to have extra pigment, which makes them appear solid black like this. There's not been official studies on the birth rate, but they're considered extremely rare.

  • Emory's avatar

    @Luke cool

  • Emory's avatar

    @Luke thanks

  • Luke's avatar

    @Emory my pleasure!

  • Scott's avatar

    @Luke ahhhh a bucket list fish deserves to be mounted. Even if catch and release a reproduction would be awesome. Congrats on achieving the goal.

  • Luke's avatar

    @Scott I get some money together to afford it, I definitely will

  • Scott's avatar

    @Luke good thing with fish is you could always do a reproduction fish at a later date. Measurement of the length and girth and some clear photos up close and a good fish painter could get it done for you.

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