With approx. 500 miles of the Trinity River (the best river for trophy Alligator Gar) and the Lake Livingston area, anglers have an enormous region to catch these huge animals.
Anglers will fish with large bait runner reels spooled with 150 lb braid and with European bite alarms. Four alarms and rods are set up on the bank and then our anglers will sit in the shade and wait for a bite. Typically, each pool will be fished for about 1 hr and then the boat will move, repeating this until the day is up.
While waiting for Alligator Gars to take the baits, guests can fish for Catfish/Carp and Buffalo Carp and other smaller species from the boat. Often, anglers will have multiple hook-ups at the same time. This can be hilarious at times …..
As soon as a big fish is hooked and it has been lassoed and brought safely on board, a suitable area will be found to take pics. Alligator Gars are air breathing fish, so you can take much longer to take pics with absolutely NO harm to the fish.
The average weight of an Alligator Gar is between 50-120 lbs. Anglers often catch 2-3 Alligator Gar over 100lbs each day. *The boat record to date is seven Alligator Gar over 100 lbs in a single day.