Fishing Report October 11, 2004

Fished in the rain this morning and only caught about 20 striper. Fished in the afternoon on the river with Doug Stange from In-Fisherman. We were looking to get some video of a Gator Gar being caught on a rod and reel. We were finally successful after we lost our first 3 hookups ,ended up landing a 120 LB Gator Gar. We were using cut shad and Striper carcasses from the morning Striper trip. The fish was released to fight again. The Gator Gar is a really incredible fish that few people ever encounter and since these fish grow very slow it take years for them to get big, some are 50 years old. What this means is nobody should kill these big fish.