Discovery Channel will be hosting “Shark Week” beginning today.
In all of my outdoors endeavors, beginning here at TF&G however, it will be Gar Week. As in garfish.
Alligator garfish have been important to me since I was a little kid and although sharks are without question my favorite fish to study, gar are not far behind. And to kick things off I got to visit Bass Pro Shops in Pearland, TX Saturday and see the new nearly seven foot long alligator garfish they have in their aquarium.
They actually have all four of Texas’ gar varieties: alligator, longnose, shortnose and spotted. If you are looking for an excuse to go to Bass Pro Shops or simply want to see the garfish, now is as good a time as any. Be on the lookout for gar blogs, videos and all kinds of things over the course of the week.
Gar week begins now!