Looks like it to me...but I'm wrong a lot lol
Looks like a short nose or spot to me
I could be wrong but I'm going to have to agree with trash man. My guess would be spot. Most of the gator gar here have more girth than that one does. It could just look that way though because it is just the skull. I'm sure one of the pros will chime in with the right answer
Is there two rows of teeth on the upper jaw??
Looks like a spotted or big short nose. GG will have a very noticeable double row of upper teeth, which that one does not appear to have.
GG has double rows of teeth... This one looks like a dorkfish shortnose
Here's GG teeth
Last edited by Deer_Predator; 02-26-2015 at 03:08 PM.
Yes there are 2 rows of teeth. One row is.just small
Looks like a short nose to me
What state did you shoot it in
I read somewhere a while back they had turned some loose here. If that's true, idk
Can they be taken in KY?
Can't take them here in tn they did release some several years ago and they are on the protected list I have only ever seen two they are VERY scarce
well if.it is I couldnt tell any difference before it was shot, and wouldnt have ever thought about shooting a gator gar here, let alone a protected one
Our Indiana rule book says nothing about not taking GG or even that they exist. We fish the Ohio river under Indiana laws and I'm betting an arrow caint tell the difference if it's legal or not!
Indiana has this in the regulation... I bet it falls under threatened or endangered.
All other fish, except those classified as threatened or endangered, may be taken with the same sport fishing methods described above, as well as with the following methods:
Long or compound bow with an arrow having one or more barbs and an attached line. Catfish cannot be taken with bow and arrow during nighttime hours (½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise).
I talked to a commericial fisherman that fishes for spoonies in the ohio river last week and he said that they usually catch four-five small gator gar a year in the river. Sounds like they are around anyway.