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All about fishing for alligator gar, bowfin and chain pickerel in Louisiana.

Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Black Bayou Lake, Caddo Lake, Caney Creek Reservoir, Catahoula Lake, Cheniere Brake Lake, Cocodrie Lake, Corney Lake, Cross Lake, Cypress Bayou Reservoir, Grand Lake, Iatt Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Bistineau, Lake Bruin, Lake Claiborne, Lake Henderson, Lake Maurepas, Lake Palourde, Lake Rodemacher, Lake Salvador, Lake Verret, Saline Lake (Clarence), Sibley Lake, Toledo Bend, Turkey Creek Lake and others.

Other Available Species

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

State Record: 179.0 lbs

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 20.50 lbs

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 5.75 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 30.44 lbs

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Louisiana Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record alligator gar was caught in the Red River.

The state record bowfin was caught in Toledo Bend Reservoir.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Kincaid Lake.

The state record longnose gar was caught from the Amite River.

 

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