I am wanting to some gator gar and am wondering what a good setup would be? I prefer bait cast reels. I have some Abu 6500's that I use for catfishing. However, I hooked into what I believe to be a big gar on accident a few weeks ago and could never get control of it and it eventually broke off due to using a mono leader (was fishing for catfish)
What would you guys suggest for a good rod and reel combo? Also, what kind of hooks would you suggest? I know gar won't eat anything they can't swallow, so I would like to avoid killing these guys if possible.
Thanks in advance!