Longnose Gar

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Longnose Gar
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Lepisosteus osseus
Species Information
Size / weight
Common up to 3 (6.6) kg (lb)
Trophy up to 10 (22) kg (lb)
Unique up to 15 (33.1) kg (lb)
Price / Reward
Common per kg 50
Trophy per kg 60
Unique per kg 69


Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus) is a primitive species of Gar present in North America for about 100 million years. These fish can be found in freshwater lakes along the east coast of North and Central America and as far west as Kansas and Texas. Longnose Gars usually grow to a length of 28-48 in (0.71-1.2 m) with an average weight of 2-7 lb (1-3 kg). Trophy specimen can weigh up to 22 lb (10 kg), but the largest Longnose Gar ever caught was about 6 ft (1.8 m) in length and 55 lb (25 kg) in weight. Longnose Gar mostly feed at night, preying predominantly on small fish and occasionally insects and small crustaceans.

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North Carolina Mississippi

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Gar family