Joe Gillespie, Recreational Angler
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Posted on May 15, 2013 | Permalink
Eastern Shore Long-Nosed Gar
Location: Eastern Shore Pond
While fishing in a pond on the Eastern Shore for Crappies I was surprised to hook into this monster. It looks like a Spotted Gar but when I checked the habitat and range it does not show to be a Maryland resident. Is it rare to catch a spotted gar in Maryland? It was 32 inches.
DNR Response: You caught a Long-Nosed Gar, which is common in many of the eastern shore tidal rivers and creek. Spotted Gars are native to the Mississippi drainage.