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How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips #8138950 01/22/21 12:10 PM
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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8138993 01/22/21 01:07 PM
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Only watched about 15 seconds. I have found that the best way to clean a gar is to throw it back in the water.

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The best way to cook Gar is to wrap in foil with butter lime and a piece of green Mesquite wood. Cook for 1 hrs, unwrap, throw the Gar way and eat teh green mesquite wood!!!


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I’ve ate gar before but didn’t clean it. I could of clean several fish before he cleaned his gar.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139038 01/22/21 01:41 PM
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Ive cleaned gar with tin snips. Cut out that purty white meat and battered & fried. Was like eating battered and fried cotton balls!

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139161 01/22/21 03:41 PM
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I heard of people using a skil saw on a gar.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139333 01/22/21 06:09 PM
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A sharp hatchet, a hammer, and a filet knife works well.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139392 01/22/21 07:06 PM
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I have cleaned a few. They are not my favorite, but they are certainly edible as well.

I cut the head off with a hatchet and run down the back with a pair of game shears, then get after it with a fillet knife. It can be done pretty darn fast, very little to get in your way once you have gotten through the armor.


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I'm out, better fish in the lake to eat, crappie, bluegill, channel cats and blue cats.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139599 01/22/21 09:57 PM
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I feel like a few of you guys haven't actually eaten gar, but someone told you they're trash to eat. Gar isn't bad at all.

It's just not worth the effort to get the meat.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139740 01/23/21 12:07 AM
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TFF would love this, Got one on Bass?


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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: NORML as can be] #8139751 01/23/21 12:17 AM
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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8139816 01/23/21 01:17 AM
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Heck, I thought this was gonna say "Snip a couple fins off, to make it easier for the gators to catch them!!" They are all over where we red fish, and some of those dinosaurs are 100++ pounds

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Originally Posted by Blank
Heck, I thought this was gonna say "Snip a couple fins off, to make it easier for the gators to catch them!!" They are all over where we red fish, and some of those dinosaurs are 100++ pounds



Yep. Lots of folks don't realize just how many huge Alligator Gar there are around here, in the salt. Many a times I've been out wade fishing and one (or a few) huge ones surfaced right there next to me, just checking me out...and I do mean huge LOL. Was wade fishing St Charles Bay not long ago and hooked a few, of course breaking them off (wasn't gar fishing) so called it quits and waded back to the truck. Ol' boy had just parked right in front of me and threw a line out from the beach. Before I had my stuff put away he landed a 6' Alligator Gar. He didn't want it, but I didn't feel like cleaning one that day either so was released. People kept stopping in awe of what just came out of the water LOL. There are TONS of them out there. They are not by any means on the verge of extinction like some hippies on the TFF want you to believe.

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We catch and clean the two to three footers and boil the meat in crab boil and dip in butter. The texture and flavor of the meat really reminds of monkfish. I wouldn't knock it till you try it.

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A band saw and a good Dexter works great....steak'em out thick


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I had to fast forward through most of it. As mentioned above to much work for that meat.
Like anything else if you know how to cook it right it will probably be pretty good up


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I tried to clean one and gave up, now just catch and release. Needlenose are a blast on topwater spooks. Have caught a few 5 footer alligator gar by the house, they put up a great fight.

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Pass I'll stick with Channel Cat and Crappie.


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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8140478 01/23/21 05:56 PM
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Lets just say that I didn't put it on my shopping list.


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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: bill oxner] #8140861 01/24/21 12:41 AM
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Lets just say that I didn't put it on my shopping list.


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Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8141564 01/24/21 06:19 PM
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Caught a ton of them, never tried to clean one.

Re: How to Clean a Gar with Tin Snips [Re: MathGeek] #8142143 01/25/21 01:01 AM
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Had a neighbor that would take all the gar and carp that you could catch. Never watched her process for cleaning, but she could make some great fried carp and gar patties.


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