If anyone is an alligator gar expert is Captain Kirk Kirkland out of Texas. Trinity Texas to be exact.
The side of his boat reads Captain Kirk of the Garship Enterprise’s from Trinity & Beyond.
Corny yes but entertaining nonetheless if you’re a Trekkie that is.
Through his span of twenty years and clients from all over the world, Captain Kirkland boast over 100 Igfa records. That is dedication. He tells me he is on the water so much that when he goes on vacations he stays off the water and hunts instead.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to fish with him for a couple of days recently. We caught lots of fish but unfortunately no record for me. Kirk blame that on the banana I ate that morning. He is really serious about his anti banana stance.
I managed to shoot some videos and here is one of them. Kirk shows us how he rigs up for those giant alligator gars.