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Angling for Oddball Fish

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David Warren holds his Missouri state-record bowfin.
These fish are fun to fight on the water and tasty to eat for dinner. More

Longnose Gar

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Lepisosteus osseus
The longnose gar is the most widely distributed gar in Missouri, found in nearly every major stream and impoundment in the state. It typically inhabits sluggish pools and backwaters of streams and deeper open water areas of lakes. More

News and Almanac

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"News and Almanac" for the February 2002 Missouri Conservationist. More

News and Almanac

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"News and Almanac" for the December 2005 Missouri Conservationist. More

Record shortnose gar

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George Pittman Sr. caught this 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph, setting a state rod-and-reel record and vying for a world record. More

Record shortnose gar

George Pittman Sr. caught this 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph, setting a state rod-and-reel record and vying for a world record. More

Record shortnose gar

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George Pittman Sr. caught this 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph, setting a state rod-and-reel record and vying for a world record. More

Record shortnose gar

photo of man with record shortnose gar
George Pittman Sr. caught this 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph, setting a state rod-and-reel record and vying for a world record. More

Record shortnose gar

George Pittman Sr. caught this 8-pound, 3-ounce shortnose gar at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph, setting a state rod-and-reel record and vying for a world record. More

Shortnose gar may earn St. Joe angler world record

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photo of man with record shortnose gar
Patience with a fish most anglers ignore put George Pittman Sr. on track to be considered a world record holder by the International Game Fish Association. More