TOP GAR GUIDES
TOP GAR PACKAGES
These freshwater fish are incredible creatures and have survived since the Jurrasic era for a reason. They can escape poorly oxygenated water by swimming to the surface and taking breaths of air above the water's surface. A Gar can use their vascularized swim bladders to function as an air bladder. This is all protected by hard armor as their skin.
Is Gar edible?
Yes, despite its label as a "trash fish," alligator gar is a firm, white meat fish that has a taste comparable to most freshwater sport fish. If you want to harvest and eat Gar, be prepared to do a little work.