Dulac, La. - In the murky waters near Dulac, something lurks beneath the surface.
Bayou Fabio takes us on the hunt.
Rickey Verrett's day begins much earlier on the banks of Bayou Dularge.
He doesn't carry much on his small boat. Verrett needs all the room he can get for what he hopes to bring back.
"If I throw out 40 jugs, I usually get 100 pounds dressed," says Verrett. "I get like 20 something fish with 40 lines. Get at least half."
Not just any fish.
Verrett is one of the few commercial fishermen in the world hunting alligator gar.
"It's just what my daddy does so I figured I'd do it too," he says. "On my own about 15 years gar fishing. I used to work on a shrimp boat and stuff."
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National Fisherman Live: 10/21/14
In this episode:
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Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup
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In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.
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