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Louisiana man snags 7-foot Gar fish

Leroy Andrus submitted this photo of a seven-foot gar fish he hooked in Krotz Springs via...
Leroy Andrus submitted this photo of a seven-foot gar fish he hooked in Krotz Springs via 9reports.wafb.com(WAFB)
Updated: Jul. 29, 2019 at 9:26 AM CDT
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KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) - One Louisiana man, armed with only his rod and reel, caught a huge Alligator Gar fish in Louisiana.

Leroy Andrus hooked the 7-foot sea monster at the floodgates just past Krotz Springs.

In the photo, the beak of the gar was a full head above Andrus'.

Leroy Andrus submitted this photo of a seven-foot gar fish he hooked in Krotz Springs via...
Leroy Andrus submitted this photo of a seven-foot gar fish he hooked in Krotz Springs via 9reports.wafb.com(WAFB)

Gar average about six-feet long but can grow up to 10 feet in length. They are among the largest freshwater fishes in North America.

Gars are often referred to as “living fossils.” Records trace the species’ existence back to the Early Cretaceous over 100 million years ago.

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