These guys were thick in East Bay Bayou. Saw hundreds of them in just a couple of hours of fishing.
Maybe ~15-18 inches, heavily spotted above, with a fairly short snout
Caught on rope fly and fly rod.
In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.