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Old 09-07-2021, 02:05 PM   #1
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My youngest son wanted to catch a big fish for his 11th bday. I didn't have time to take him down to the coast and his busy soccer schedule didn't allow us to take more than a day. So I did my research and found an Alligator gar guide not to far from DFW. Chris Mody with Gar Fishing Addiction was who I chose to go with. Felt he was the most experienced and the best opportunity to put my son on a huge fish. We met Chris at the boat ramp at 7am. We launch and by 7:30am my son had his first hook up. Being only 11 he didn't quite have the strength to keep the rod tip up so the guide and I helped him with the rod only and he had to do all the reeling. First fish was a 5.5ft gar. Bigger than my son. He was excited. We moved on to the next spot and about 9am we hook a monster. Fish pulled us around for a while and my son was in for a big fight. After going round and round with the river monster we finally got the rope around her and pulled her in the boat. 7ft with 35.5inch girth. True monster. My son was very excited now that he got one bigger than Jeremy Wade . We later caught a 37incher and to close out our day he hooked into another monster and it came in at 6.5ft. I was more than happy with Chris and his guide service. He really does know where the monsters live and put us on them all day. We had several others take bait and run, but after a lot of line and time, they just didn't eat it, just spit it out with the hook set. Again, I highly recommend Gar Fishing Addiction if you are in the market to catch some true monsters.

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Old 09-07-2021, 02:12 PM   #2
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A memory made. Way to go Dad!
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:27 PM   #3
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That's awesome, looks like yall had a great time.
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:30 PM   #4
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awesome Bday gift Dad!!
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:30 PM   #5
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Awesome stuff, congratulations to the little guy!!
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:31 PM   #6
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Lots of good eating right there!
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:39 PM   #7
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WTG--- Big'un....
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:41 PM   #8
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Awesome!
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:57 PM   #9
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Super.....................
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:34 PM   #10
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That's freaking awesome
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:40 PM   #11
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Thats awesome....did yall use cut carp for bait?
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:28 PM   #12
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Thats awesome....did yall use cut carp for bait?
yes we did. Big chunks.
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:40 PM   #13
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He won’t forget that trip any time soon!!!
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:40 PM   #14
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That has got to be the Trinity River. Very nice.
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:50 PM   #15
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Congrats to the little man and to his Dad. Bet he has been wired. LOL
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:06 PM   #16
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heck yeah dad! looks like a dream trip for anyone let alone a young man!
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:27 PM   #17
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Dad, you delivered !
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Old 09-07-2021, 06:55 PM   #18
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Cool
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Old 09-07-2021, 07:04 PM   #19
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I bet that young man had a day!
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Old 09-07-2021, 07:18 PM   #20
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Great stuff - he will be reliving the trip with his friends for the rest of his life.
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Old 09-07-2021, 11:03 PM   #21
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Well, Chris delivered. I just chose the guide wisely. All I had to do was cheer him on and drink a few beers

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Old 09-08-2021, 07:06 AM   #22
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Looks like an awesome trip! Those are some great fish! Congrats!
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:15 AM   #23
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Excellent!!!
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:25 AM   #24
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Awesome.
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:26 AM   #25
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Dad of the year!
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:36 AM   #26
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That's awesome!

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Old 09-08-2021, 07:40 AM   #27
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Congratulations to you and your son. What a day of memories to last a lifetime!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:02 AM   #28
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That's great....Congrats!!!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:08 AM   #29
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You chose a great person to go fish with. Chris is good people! I do bank fishing trips close to Dallas but for the best overall river experience Chris is the go to guy and that boat is AWESOME!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:12 AM   #30
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Dang… that’s a nice one
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:30 AM   #31
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Well, Chris delivered. I just chose the guide wisely. All I had to do was cheer him on and drink a few beers
You did great. He'll remember this trip for the rest of his life
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:34 AM   #32
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That is so cool!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:42 AM   #33
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Awesome trip, congrats!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:48 AM   #34
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Holy Gar Balls! Awesomeness!
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Old 09-08-2021, 09:20 AM   #35
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That's too cool!! Congrats to ya'll!!!
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:16 AM   #36
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Chris is a good dude!
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:38 AM   #37
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He will be talking about that trip for a while. Y'all did pretty good. I have fought numerous very large gar over the years, every time, when they decide they have had enough, they just open their mouth and let go of the hook and slowly swim off. One was so big, he did not even act like he was hooked. Just swam around like he was before, I got him to take my bait. But when any time he was swimming away from me, he taking line. It was like I hooked a bull dozer, slow moving and I really don't think he had any idea he was on my line. I had him on for about 15 minutes, till he let go of the bait and hook.

I am definitely not any form of expert on catching gar, I can hook and land spotted gar and maybe one or two small alligator gar, but never have been able to get a hook solidly into a large gar, enough to land one. Looks like your guide knows his stuff, y'all managed to land quite a few in a day. I would bet your son is going to want to go do that again.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:07 AM   #38
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Congrats. I have known Chris aka Bigdaddy for many years. Great guy.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:25 AM   #39
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Thatís awesome!!


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Old 09-10-2021, 09:37 AM   #40
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Goodgoshawallamoddy!! That young man has done already caught bigger fish than most men ever will!! You gonna have a hard time topping that one dad!! What a day!! Congratulations to the young man and to you too for raisin' him up right!!
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