NANFA-- Re: billy gar

R.W.Wolff (
Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:46:33 -0600

I would think that it refers the "bat ( as in baseball bat)" or "billy
(club)" shape of the gars body. I am also offended ( too strong of a
word?) by the culture that bedevils many fish, for what reason? You could
describe the musky in that poem as well, yet they are considered a top
N.A. gamefish, while bigger alligator gars roam a terrritory as large as
the muskies. If the gator gar was held at the esteam that the musky is,
it would certainly not be in the trouble it is today. And as for eating, a
trophy fish of any species are not worth eating, that is why catch and
release is so popular among larger fish. The "young tender ones" are the
better tasting, more abundant resource to be eaten.

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