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#11334532 - 01/09/16 05:57 PM My biggest longnose gar from the neches river
howie1968 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 51
a couple years ago i was fishing at the neches river close to my house in lufkin texas when i hooked into my first gar. I was using a penn fierce 6000 with 20 lb line on an ugly stick using cut bluegill as bait. when i hooked into him he put up a great fight taking drag and alot of line. i didnt have a net or a gaff back then and got him to the bank. i didnt know how to get him out so i tugged on the line and the line broke. The thrill of catching it increased my curiosity on catching them. over the last couple years ive taken alot of nice longnose but this is my first big one ive landed on rod and reel. i was using a Penn 209 30 lb berkley big game behind a 2 0z no roll sinker on a 8/0 circle hook with cut bluegill

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#11334593 - 01/09/16 06:16 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 327
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Looks like you had fun. Keep catching those big ones. I'm sure one of the gar experts will tell you their way to catch them big everytime.
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#11334630 - 01/09/16 06:28 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
spatula13 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/15
Posts: 15
Nice catch man, do you have alligator gar in your area? The gator gar puts a hell of a fight too. Try using 60 or 80 lb braided line on that fierce and you will have less of a chance on those gars getting away. Again , Good catch!

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#11335284 - 01/09/16 10:11 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
howie1968 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 51
ive never seen Gator Gar where im located however on the trinity river i have or in Rayburn and livingston. im gonna look at buying a big spool of braid as i have quite a few rods id like to fill up. ill use a heavy mono leader

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#11335814 - 01/10/16 08:48 AM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 38121
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job. cheers
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#11339343 - 01/11/16 05:28 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
gar1970 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1121
Loc: southwest more west than south...
congrats on your biggest longnose! keep at it and theyll get bigger

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#11340532 - 01/12/16 01:31 AM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 212
Loc: Desoto,Texas
Good Catch!

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#11342610 - 01/12/16 11:26 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
Chemdawg Offline
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
nice fish do you eat them if not you should try you can take a hatch and descale it they takes just like musky and pike very white flaky meat

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#11346537 - 01/14/16 05:32 PM Re: My biggest longnose gar from the neches river [Re: howie1968]
howie1968 Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 51
Yes sir i eat them i do euro mounts on the heads gar are fast becoming my favorite freshwater fish to fish for

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