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#11121495 - 09/22/15 11:07 PM Heading To The Trinity This Weekend
TxStLipRipper Offline

Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 94
Loc: San Marcos/ La Porte, Tx
Heading to the ranch in Centerville this weekend to plant some oats for the upcoming season. The summer flooding had our land completely underwater for a couple of weeks and we have seen evidence of gar spawning all over, including our pond which now holds several nice gar. I plan on fishing the river for some nice Gator Gar however i won't be able to catch any carp before then. Should I use chicken breasts, bacon or frozen tilapia from the store? I've used all three and have had success with them but wanna know your opinions.

Thanks a lot, Cameron

#11121710 - 09/23/15 06:54 AM Re: Heading To The Trinity This Weekend [Re: TxStLipRipper]
Dawson Hefner Online   content
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2933
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
Fish with corn sweet corn in that pond. I would not feel good about any of those baits. 4-8" Live or fresh sunfish would be better than those imo. There will be carp and buffalo in your pond if it flooded. You could use a cast net if it's not too nasty but br careful, gar destroy nets.
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#11127982 - 09/25/15 06:58 PM Re: Heading To The Trinity This Weekend [Re: TxStLipRipper]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
i'v never used chicken breast or bacon but have had good luck with frozen talapia. good luck and post a report.
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