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#10798913 - 04/26/15 07:35 PM Anyone ever been bit by a gar?
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4006
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
The other day I was bass fishing and hooked into a gar. I've caught a few before but tis one was a little on the aggressive side so it got me thinking. I used my needle nose pliers of course. Do you have any stories from trying to unhook them that went bad?
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#10798937 - 04/26/15 07:48 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Not a Gar but have been bit by a Grinnel. First one I ever caught I didn't know what it was and tried to lip it. BIG mistake!!!
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#10798940 - 04/26/15 07:48 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
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Registered: 11/22/14
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Only a bass I caught on a topwater lure with 2 treble hooks. I flopped out of my hands, 1 treble went through my shirt into my stomach and the other treble was still on the fish. Oh my god it was horrible
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#10798956 - 04/26/15 07:52 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Haha. I've been stuck by a hard head catfish in the gulf once. Worst pain I've ever felt. Honestly had thoughts of amputating my hand to ease the pain.

Lost a big bass at Ross Barnett a month or so ago. Trying to land her. She sent the crank bait from her mouth to about a 1/2"'into my index finger. Got a nice 1 1/2" long scar now.
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#10799039 - 04/26/15 08:23 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
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Loc: Belton, TX
Curious about this myself.

Sharing stories I have got bit by a big ol skate once but the worst I got was a little white bass shook off a crankbait and flopped around on my flip flop exposed toes and cut the [censored] out of them. Was bleeding all over the place after that one that little bastard went to the pan.


Edited by FMJshooter (04/26/15 08:24 PM)

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#10799057 - 04/26/15 08:30 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
skeeter james Offline
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Omg jcb!!!! The first time you see one they kinda have a similar look to a bass, but that mouth full of teeth prove it's no bass..... That had to hurt!!!!!
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#10799103 - 04/26/15 08:44 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
Pearlandtexan Offline
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Not a gar, hooked a baby gator once, luckily it got off didn't know what I was gonna do with it once it got back to the boat....... eeks
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#10799168 - 04/26/15 09:07 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
Lil joe Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
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Loc: lake conroe, tx
I haven't actually been bit but I have been cut by their teeth when they start flopping aroud while Trying to handle them. They don't have to actually bite you to do damage

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#10799260 - 04/26/15 09:37 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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One tournament last year my partner caught about a 2 lb catfish and went to kick it off the dock back into the lake. It flopped at the right time and the fin went straight through his shoe and into his foot about an inch right at the base of his big toe. He was in a lot of pain lol
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#10799500 - 04/26/15 11:27 PM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
WyattYoung7 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
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Loc: Aledo, Texas
I shot one bowfishing one night and he decided to lop down on my hand when I got him in the boat and the next day it was a little swollen. Not sure why
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#10799570 - 04/27/15 12:28 AM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: JCBfromTHF]
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Registered: 06/17/06
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Loc: copperas cove,tx
Originally Posted By: JCBfromTHF
Not a Gar but have been bit by a Grinnel. First one I ever caught I didn't know what it was and tried to lip it. BIG mistake!!!


Yep, those "catfish with green scales" will get your mind right.

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#10799594 - 04/27/15 02:10 AM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
txfsh Offline
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Registered: 03/28/04
Posts: 274
Loc: Weatherford
Not bit but I had one slip while taking a hook out and it sliced my hand pretty good. Those teeth are like razors.
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#10799595 - 04/27/15 02:10 AM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
Hadn't been bit but had my fair share of catfish fins in me. Hand mostly, I learnt how to hold them real quick! Every once in awhile the small ones still get me, cause they are too slippery. But one thing is sure, it might not be me only, but 60% of the time if I have a small mudcat (not catfish, mudcat) I'll get finned! You got to run its slime on the wound to stop the bleeding and ease the pain
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#10799614 - 04/27/15 05:27 AM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: Bissett]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
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When my dad was young he almost lost a thumb to a grinnel. Never lip a grinnel they have rows of sharp teeth like a shark and are more than willing to use them to defend themselves......
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#10799625 - 04/27/15 06:01 AM Re: Anyone ever been bit by a gar? [Re: JCBfromTHF]
Jim Deeds Offline
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Registered: 04/10/13
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Loc: Lake Cherokee, Texas
Originally Posted By: JCBfromTHF
Not a Gar but have been bit by a Grinnel. First one I ever caught I didn't know what it was and tried to lip it. BIG mistake!!!


Can't imagine that. I've seen how they crush a spinnerbait - they must just chew on it.

I once caught a big opelousas cat on a yo-yo. When I got there, it was hanging by a whisker and I eased my hand into it's mouth to lift it. Big mistake - he chomped down and when I panicked and tried to pull my hand out, it took all the hide off the top of my fingers.


Edited by Jim Deeds (04/27/15 06:04 AM)

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