The alligator gars are in the canals in our complex at Fourchon, La. year round. Most don't target them, but I have a few friends that love catching them. An 8" dead mullet under a cork with a steel leader and a small treble hook does the trick. Average size is 40-60 pounds. I've accidentally snagged many of them over the years and they generally fight good for about 5 minutes, then give up.