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On an outdoor show a guy landed an alligator gar, was 83 inches long and girth of 39 inches. Fish looked fat and healthy. could someone possibly take a close guess as what it might weigh?


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Posts: 544 | Location: Texas City, TX. USA. | Registered: 25 January 2004Reply With Quote
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Good question...
It's easy to look up fish calculators and a Gar isn't in an exact category I see but given it's body style is pretty in line with Mackeral, barracuda, Muskies, pike, etc......
Calculation gives you 140#
I found another one that included Gar...it says 211#
He was big..you know that much for sure
 
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Thank you, from the picture and tv camera angle I was thinking right at 200lb. Thanks again.


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Posts: 544 | Location: Texas City, TX. USA. | Registered: 25 January 2004Reply With Quote
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Length x girth x girth/800. This formula says 157#


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Posts: 2501 | Location: Phoenix, Arizona | Registered: 26 April 2010Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Steve Ahrenberg:
Length x girth x girth/800. This formula says 157#


The formula varies by body type since they carry weight so differently throughout their length. One formula gave me a weight similar to this but gar carry girth pretty uniformly throughout their entire length. I'd say the 200#+ is pretty accurate from the formula that was specified for Gar.
 
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When I was a kid we caught a gar that was a little over 7 feet long. I don't remember exactly, but I think 2 or 3 inches over 7' (86 to 86 inches).

We did not measure the girth, but it was huge.

It weighed about 215 pounds.


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