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#11530082 - 04/08/16 04:31 PM Gar from the bank?
DancesWithSquirrels Offline

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 129
Loc: Carrollton, Texas

I'm interested in catching gar (any species, doesn't matter to me.) I live in Carrollton, close to Lake Lewisville and other fishing hot spots. However, I am very new to the realm of gar fishing. Anyone got any tips on where to fish for gar from the bank?

#11530117 - 04/08/16 04:50 PM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
They usually start showing up in the creeks about this time of year.

#11532253 - 04/10/16 09:37 AM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
HOTFishing Offline

Registered: 05/31/15
Posts: 69
Loc: Heart of Texas
Lake Mexia on or below the dam. My wife has caught two without even trying for them. Unfortunately your about two hours away.
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#11532262 - 04/10/16 09:44 AM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Dougthehead Offline

Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 72
Loc: Sachse, TX
Pretty soon you will be able to find them in Rowlett Creek.
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#11532623 - 04/10/16 01:59 PM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
mikebass78 Offline

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 337
Loc: Mckinney/Anna
plenty in towne lake, they were rolling the day i was there (4/6)

keep telling myself i will fish for them one day, but never have my box with me, just my grab bag of plastics

#11532875 - 04/10/16 04:55 PM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
uncle_bagster Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2792
Below the dam on any lake is usually the best spot.

#11532984 - 04/10/16 05:53 PM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
I don't know if you can access it anymore but where the Elm Fork and West Fork Trinity meets used to be the hot spot for big gator gar. Been many over a hundred pounds caught right there. I know of one that went 160. There was a time when you could drive right to it off of Shady Grove Rd in Irving.

Another place would be at California Crossing levy but I wouldn't go there at night or any other time without carrying concealed. Lot of bad apples been hanging out there lately.

I like running water for gar fishing. I think the bait smell brings them in faster.
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#11533756 - 04/10/16 10:55 PM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 1593
Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
Henrietta Hole on Denton creek is full of gar right now. It's a long walk but I did see a bank fisherman in there on Friday.
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#11533958 - 04/11/16 07:57 AM Re: Gar from the bank? [Re: DancesWithSquirrels]
erittmueller Offline

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 490
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Sam Houston Park off of 635 in the backflow area where the trail crosses it always has them when the water is high like this. Also have seen them at california crossing almost every time there. Any spot on the Trinity that has a branch off, slack water, etc will probably have gar.



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