At the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Spring Conference at Lake Eufaula I took Wm. Hovie Smith out bowfishing. He got a gar and showed me how to clean it. These pictures and instructions will help you clean one if you want to try it. The filets Hovie cut out were good when I sauteed them with butter and lemon.
picture (c) Ronnie Garrison
How To Clean A Gar