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I read an article online called "strange fish of freshwater New York." It mentioned Longnosed Gar, Freshwater Drum, Bowfin, and Cusk (also called Burbot, Ling, Lawyerfish, or Freshwater Cod.) Are these really found in NY? If so, where, and how, was it caught? How big?

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drum and gar

i saw freshwater drum and longnose gar in lake champlain.
i caught one drum at 7# on a small jig and saw alot of gar but could not catch one.
i had thought bowfin were more common to the south, but i could be wrong.
 

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I have seen longnose gar, bowfin and I think the drum we call sheephead up near champlain. All of these fish are more common to stained waters but a few longnose gar have been reported in the clear waters of Lake George in the past few years. I saw a longnose that was easily 40" long in Norwest bay of Lake George about 10 years ago. HB
 
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