probably not overpopulated...i have heard this from lots of people over the years.....I fished a certain river Saturday and it was loaded gar. Been there twice this year...first time didnt see a single gar. If someone saw this river saturday they would swear it was over populated with gar. Neuse below Milburnie is like this sometimes......it is not a problem.Was told by a local that gar are overpopulated in the Pamlico watershed and are eating everything. Do gar populations go up and down or has it always been this way? Seems they don't have many natural predators so keeping their numbers in check must not happen. Maybe a bounty system - 50 cents per gar?