Olaf Nelson talks about being the first to catch an alligator gar in Illinois since 1966 and other topics related to his conversion to a focus on native fishes this afternoon on “Outside.”
The story of catching the first alligator gar since 1966 in Illinois is a worthy enough tale, but equally important is Nelson’s interest in helping people, especially fishermen, understand native fishes.
His specialty is suckers, with a focus on redhorses, as ishown by his web site moxostoma.com.
You could say he wears his love of native fishes, as his tee-shirt shows when he came into the WKCC studios.
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