I realize this is a crazy request to put on a genealogy site, but I'm desperate. I'm having a terrible time locating Alligator Gar fish scales that are large enough for my jewelry projects. Most of the scales I recently bought were too small, smaller than what I had ordered. I need gar scales that are at least 1-1/2" long by 3/4" wide.
Louisiana is plentiful with Alligator Gar fish. So if anybody who is reading this message has contact with fisheries or restaurants in Louisiana who deal in Alligator Gar ... please contact me.
BTW, it's my understanding that Gar fish are very good eating. I read they are a combination between chicken and lobster. Not bad eating, I would say.