View Full Version : Pied gar?

01-06-2011, 05:36 AM
The bass pro shops in rossford,ohio has many nice gar,including a large longnose,but I believe that one of the shortnose gar looks to have a white marbling effect starting from it's belly to the lateral line.

01-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Could've been a spotted gar... The overall shape of spotted are nearly identical to shortnose, but spotted gar have more markings and shortnose lack the dark pigmentation and mottled on their snout.

01-06-2011, 02:32 PM
You might be right ,although I have a spotty in my aquarium now and it does not resemble this thing.It was very unusual.You know I am going to have to take a picture of this fish and post it .If I can figure out how to post pics.thumbs2:

01-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Most species of Gar have an incredibly variable pattern. Without pics, we are only speculating. I have seen plenty of shortnose that have had more pattern than some florida/spotteds that I have seen. Every fish is different. Could you get pics of this fish?

01-06-2011, 06:27 PM
I am going saturday,the live feeds are at 12:30 in the afternoon.That longnose smashes down a dozen or more four to five inch bluegill a feed.The large muskie just is not fast enough to get it's share.

01-10-2011, 06:40 AM
Here are those Pied gar?Pictures

01-10-2011, 01:15 PM
That's not piebald...That's a typical Longnose Gar. Like I said before, Gars can have a huge variation in pattern and color. That actually looks very similar to my Longnose. I'll get some pics when I get a chance.

Thanks for the photos! :22:

01-10-2011, 03:20 PM
It has been a while since you posted some recent shots Demjor19!:19:
Looking forward to it!thumbs2:

01-10-2011, 08:27 PM
HAHA! Since you seem so excited...I'll see what I can do! I've just been terribly lazy lately! :hmm3grin2orange:

01-12-2011, 02:35 AM
Here's a couple pictures of my Florida Gar, for comparison.

01-12-2011, 04:00 AM
nice gar.I am in the market for another .

01-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Nice looking Florida!