Dang man that is awesome!! Brings back some great memories of my childhood.
My dad and my grandfather made some gar baits out of nylon string - no hooks. We'd catch those big rascals on the Trinity, as well. We'd put in under the I-10 bridge. It was quite the experience being 8/9/10 yrs old and trying to hang on to a rod and reel with one of them on the other end!!!
Thanks for sharing that video!!