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#7102415 - 03/05/18 10:28 PM Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
I am taking bookings for 2018 guided alligator gar fishing trips. I run the majority of my alligator gar Trips on the trinity river about 1.5 hours South East of Dallas. Everything you need to fish is provided except for your Texas fishing license, lunch, and drinks.

My rate is $550 per day, with a $100.00 per day deposit to hold dates. Young anglers welcome.

The trip is best for 2 or 3 anglers.

Catch guaranteed.
Thanks.

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Edited by Dawson Hefner (03/05/18 10:36 PM)
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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
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#7106925 - 03/10/18 08:58 AM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
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Licensed Fishing Guide Dawson Hefner
Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7111477 - 03/14/18 07:17 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
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Licensed Fishing Guide Dawson Hefner
Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7116610 - 03/19/18 05:19 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas


This is an older picture of mine from the earlier days of my guide service, summer of 2013 I believe. I wanted to bring it back up because I have a history of not putting much commentary into my posts or back story. I had these two young men along with their Aunt and Uncle during the heat of the summer of 2013 when we were experiencing a bad drought. The banks of the trinity river were torn to pieces by all the wildlife traffic caused by various critters trying to find some form of relief from the oppressive heat as well as the acute lack of moisture anywhere except the river channel. It was not uncommon to see over 20 deer and pigs per day as well as numerous birds and other baked or fried critters depending on your choice for cooked animals. Moving on to the point of this post, these two young men were sweating it for all they were worth but they were not complaining a bit. We had caught several smaller fish on the day but we were looking for something better. We set up on a spot I had caught in a few times before with some conveniently placed shade trees and set back to the slow bake in the shade while our baits tempted the local residents. We got a lite bite on one rod and went to get it, while on the way to get that rod another went off. Uncle's turn was up and he got runner #1 and I handed #2 to one of the 14 year old young ones. Uncle was having an easy time of his fish, however young one with run #2 didn't move anything when he set the hook, and it became immediately obvious that there was something more to his fish. Big fish on! This young man followed my guidance to the t, making no mistakes but the fish was strong and he couldn't turn it, the big alligator gar took the line under the boat and along with it bent the rod under the boat snapping the 10' heavy action rod like a piece kinnling. The young man did not panic however and held onto the rod as well as kept his cool while I cut the eyes from the damaged section of rod. I never had to put my hands on any part of the rod besides the broken part, the young man kept his cool, dealt with the adversity and got his fish beside the boat. I got my snare around the fish and got her landed. 85.5" long and 35.75" around made this fish nearly two feet longer and 50#s heavier than the young man that caught her. I think the picture explains how he felt about it . I am still exited about this trip and it was five years ago.
Dawson
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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7126794 - 03/29/18 06:40 AM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas


This fish was 68". Not exactly the monster everyone hopes to get but this is an example of an average sized fish. Average runs about 54" to 70". This fish was about 85#.
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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7139709 - 04/12/18 07:28 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7139748 - 04/12/18 08:37 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
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How's the bite?

Any seat biters?

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#7156261 - 05/01/18 02:44 AM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
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Loc: East Texas
Bite has been pretty good, no new seat bites. I gave up on the upholstery. We got this one the other day.
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For more information please visit my website:
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#7169680 - 05/14/18 02:58 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
I got to take a young angle yesterday.

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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
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#7169925 - 05/14/18 06:39 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
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Any good gar recipes?

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#7190578 - 06/06/18 07:10 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
I dont know of any but there are some I'm sure. Meat is clean white and good looking as I have seen, but texas department of health has them on a consumption ban for the trinity river.
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Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7190581 - 06/06/18 07:11 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas


Another father son trip. Big fish went right at 100#. This one was 5'7"
Still got plenty of dates.

Dawson
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Licensed Fishing Guide Dawson Hefner
Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7221771 - 07/11/18 01:08 PM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas


We got this fish recently with my good customer and dear friend Mr. Jim Brower of Michigan. This one went 7'2.5" and 39.25" girth for about 180#. Jim also got a 110, a 101, a 100 and several other 80 to 90# fish. Totaled 18 on the day which is really good. Jim has been with me on three trips over the years, he has 8 fish over 100 with me including 3 other 7' fish besides this one. First trip with me he caught 3 7' fish in 4 hours. He is spoiled.

Come take a chance at getting spoiled like Jim. 903-721-4296. I still have several dates open for the year.
Dawson
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Licensed Fishing Guide Dawson Hefner
Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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#7222401 - 07/12/18 07:10 AM Re: Guided Rod and Reel Alligator Gar Fishing Trips [Re: Dawson Hefner]
Dawson Hefner Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 226
Loc: East Texas
Listen to Hook Shots #11 - Dirty, Bloody Glory In Texas Gar Country by F&S Hook Shots Podcast #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/hookshots/texasgar

This is a podcast I did last week with field and stream. You can listen too it on your way to work or whenever you have time for a little dry humor. It will require the app.
Dawson
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Licensed Fishing Guide Dawson Hefner
Trophy Alligator Gar Fishing
For more information please visit my website:
www.texasmegafishadventures.com
Or contact me by phone at 903-721-4296
or e-mail dawson@texasmegafishadventures.com


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