09/30/09-i met up with todd to go alligator gar fishing with capt kirk kirkland on the trinity river. hopes were high with the thought of finally getting the elusive 100+lb gar. the river was down since the last time i was there so maybe my luck would change. met kirk at 0600 at a gas station in midway, texas to begin another long day on the river. we quickly got to our first spot of the day and deployed baits outs. fresh carp and shad were on the menu. it didnt take long before the remote line detectors started going off. the fish were very active today, not so much on top of the water rolling but actually feeding on our baits! this should be a very good sign of things to come. we caught 4 fish in the first hour that were all 36 inchers. runts! i actually caught one on a medium bass setup while passing time with a piece of cutbait(not so bad on light tackle). no pics of these miniture gar. the rest of the day we had some good runs which i wouldve bet money they were the big ones but no monsters today. ended up with 11 gar total. 4 at 36inches and 7 at 42 inches. even caught a tagged gar from may of 2008. enjoy the pics i have one more trip on july 21. if i dont get my monster then i am defintely done with these creatures. very frustrating fish to say the least!