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Old September 8th, 2013
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That's awesome ! Glad to see you got your lil buddy with you too !

A friend that catches alligator for a living tells me that he turns small gators loose (like 3 or 4 ftrs) so he can use his tags on bigger gators . By turning them loose , I mean just cut the string and let them swim away with hook in belly . He says they live .... Is this true ?
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I think the hook would kill them . He says the majority of them live . With you getting more money per ft for the larger gators , I bet a lot of that goes on .
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I'm sure some people do it but these are the first gators I caught. I didn't hang any lines near small gators. It is illegal to cut the line on smaller alligators. The big one was missing a lot of tail. I was really disappointed. He should have been around 9.5'.

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Oh wow .. I caught one once and it didn't have a tail at all . It was just a big nub . I figured someone caught him cut his tail off for meat and threw his body back for dead .

I caught him on accident with a crank bait , but I released him , he would have been about 6 ft at the time but was only about 3 1/2 or so .
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When they opened the first gator season on Spring Bayou WMA all those that had put in for the lottery had to go to a meeting about skinning and other rules on the area......they told us they did not want us to keep anything under 6 foot and had to use iron hooks, no stainless steel hooks.....they instructed us that if we caught one under 6 foot, just to cut the line and the acid in the gator's stomach would dissolve the hook in 10 to 14 days and he would be fine with no harm done to him.....
I didn't get pulled that year but helped a buddy that did, they checked all our gear and hooks......

we didn't catch anything under 8 foot,we had scouted a lot and knew where the bigger ones stayed and we hung all out baits at least 2 feet above the the water which helps to keep the smaller ones at bay.....

cutting the line may no be legal anymore, have not kept up with the regs......
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When they opened the first gator season on Spring Bayou WMA all those that had put in for the lottery had to go to a meeting about skinning and other rules on the area......they told us they did not want us to keep anything under 6 foot and had to use iron hooks, no stainless steel hooks.....they instructed us that if we caught one under 6 foot, just to cut the line and the acid in the gator's stomach would dissolve the hook in 10 to 14 days and he would be fine with no harm done to him.....
I didn't get pulled that year but helped a buddy that did, they checked all our gear and hooks......

we didn't catch anything under 8 foot,we had scouted a lot and knew where the bigger ones stayed and we hung all out baits at least 2 feet above the the water which helps to keep the smaller ones at bay.....

cutting the line may no be legal anymore, have not kept up with the regs......
At the meeting this year they were real clear take what you catch No matter what size. Do not release it unless you have already tagged out and find another on one of your other lines that you hadn't pulled out yet. Now that's what the warden told us so I'm going with that. May be one of those gray areas but I am taking his word for it lol
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