Lake Conway Alligator


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    Lake Conway Alligator

    Very good source caught a 2.5 foot long gator while night fishing on lake conway a couple days ago.....thoughts?


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    He's gonna want to use pliers to get the hook out.


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    Lake Conway Alligator

    Believe it.
    There is some in the Little Rock pool on river and there's some in Pullen Pond around Russvegas. I'm sure they're in between

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    Lake Conway Alligator

    We Bowfish it all the time and have many friends who hang lines and fish at night and never seen one or heard of one seen so I'm sure it's possible but also possible it was released in there

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    They are definitely in the little rock pool and have heard of them in palarm creek. Ive never seen them in lake conway but dont get on it much.

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    Saw one many years ago just across the Arkansas River from Holla Bend in Flagg Pond, a huge one was caught in a ditch in the Blackwell Bottoms by Morrilton a few years ago, no reason to be surprised with one in Conway.

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    Have seen them in plumerville,menifee bottoms.

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    My first thought is ................................What spices do I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ararslinger View Post
    Have seen them in plumerville,menifee bottoms.
    Have seen the remains of one in that same area, about 13-14 years ago.

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    A guy caught an octopus out of Lake Conway a couple of years ago. An alligator seems almost boring at this point. I'm waiting for a swordfish to come out of there.

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    My dad died 20 years ago this coming December, and I remember him telling me about seeing a couple of gators in Lake Conway in the 1980's.
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    Lake Conway Alligator

    When dad was still working AGFC they released several over here to supposedly control beavers some dumb commissioners idea. But back to the story he pulled up to the river and there were a few older black folks standing there fishing. Dad said they couldn't see the gators until they bailed out of the back of the truck off in the water. Said the old folks left poles, 5 gal bucket, and everything jumped in their car and hauled a$$!!! There are still a few around here today

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    I had a big snake try to get in the boat last summer while bream fishing on lake conway, I ended that with a boat paddle. Took some pics and it was a reticulated python someone turned loose that got to big I guess. Maybe why it wasn't scared of people, but I wasn't taking any chances! It was a good 5.5 or 6 footer!

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    Can you post the pictures of the snake you killed? I would love to see them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracytqrc View Post
    My first thought is ................................What spices do I need!
    Cavenders works for me.

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    Saw my first one in Lake Conway in 1968.

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    Lake Conway Alligator

    Catch another one and you got a nice pair of boots

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    not surprising. supposed to be in Bell Slough.

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    there is a video of one now on youtube. Mayflower baseball Coach Albritton is the one that filmed it.

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    Saw a ~4 footer on the Cadron a last year. Off of the river.

    Saw a 12 footer at Toad Suck one time. First one I'd ever seen, well live anyway.

    Did not see it for sure, but was about 50% positive there was a smaller one out in the back areas of Caney Creek on Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir. Er...I mean Lake Conway. I was fishing at night, done it quite a few times and fought the snakes every time. Few catfish this time of year. And a bunch of bullheads, grinnel (big ones), and gar. Last time I went at night, saw a snake crawl from the bridge to the water, and it's tail was still in the bridge while it's head was within inches of the water. Probably a good 6 foot long. I ain't scared of 'em too much but I just haven't been back since. Not at night anyway. Then there was the one time when I saw the tail of a snake sticking up on the back side of the Evinrude 9.9 cowling. I about jumped out of my own skin. I thought it was coming into the boat. For whatever reason I was really edgy that day anyway and that just put the icing on the cake. If I'd have had a shotgun, I'd probably have killed the 9.9 trying to get that snake. Never did see the whole snake though.

    Them gators are out there. Not a lot of 'em but they're out there. Kinda like Mountain Lions.


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