Post by ArcherAndy on Jan 10, 2012 20:51:17 GMT -5
I shot a 45" 8.5 pound longnose gar while bowfishing this past summer. I skinned it, pulled out those backstraps, cut into nuggets, coated them real good in a well seasoned dry batter and deep fried. I made a white horseradish dipping sauce and fell in love. Wow! It is awesome! This was my first time ever eating gar and it won't be my last. I have never had alligator tail before either, but many on the internet liken it to eating alligator. I liken it to a cross between chicken and snapping turtle. It is really good!
Skinning that gar was a bit like stripping an armored truck. I did the same thing by using tin snips and a good fillet knife to get the job done. Now that I know what I'm doing, I'm sure the next one will go much quicker.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2012 20:53:58 GMT -5 by ArcherAndy
Post by CountryHunter on Mar 31, 2012 20:18:35 GMT -5
hmm.. ill have to give it a try.. I have never even thought about eating a gar, usually I go down to the local creek and catch them all the time just for fun, I also catch dogfish all the time to. You talk about some of the best fighting and more fun to catch fish.. Just watch your finger with both of them because they both have razors for teeth.