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#12640628 - 02/21/18 11:43 PM 2018
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
I'm ready for the 2018 gar season.
Just need spring to show up
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#12640845 - 02/22/18 08:04 AM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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#12648488 - 02/26/18 07:49 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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Loc: La vernia tx
woot
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#12649028 - 02/27/18 07:43 AM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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Looking forward to seeing some nice catches! woot

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#12662144 - 03/07/18 09:45 AM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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Loc: deep south texas
Nice Gar leaders! I'm new to making gar leaders, so can I ask what style and size hook and lb.test wire you are using? I will be mainly targeting spotted gar with an occasional alligator gar mixed in. Thanks
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#12662615 - 03/07/18 02:12 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
gar1970 Online   content
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The hooks are 12/0 gamakatsu big river bait hooks, leader material is malin 131lb hard wire and barrel swivels are 3/0 eagleclaws. With That being said no steel leader is needed to catch spotted gar.

I DO NOT LET ALLIGATOR GAR SWALLOW THE BAIT BEFORE SETTING THE HOOK
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#12662663 - 03/07/18 02:31 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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Oh okay then, I thought since the spotted gar have teeth that a wire leader was needed as well. Wow thats big size hook u r using.
Thank you for the info.
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#12662721 - 03/07/18 02:59 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
gar1970 Online   content
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
Heavy mono as a leader works for spotted gar
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#12664087 - 03/08/18 02:43 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1173
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Looks like my saltwater set up, but I use a little longer wire. I'm ready to fish!!

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#12668948 - 03/12/18 12:09 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
gar1970 Online   content
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First gar of the year
Caught on Friday night second and third were caught on Saturday night

All were caught useing talapia for bait. All were released to fight another day
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#12668976 - 03/12/18 12:22 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
How big is that last one? Looks like a good time
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#12669984 - 03/12/18 10:45 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
gar1970 Online   content
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Last one was 5'4" and really fat. We camped for 2 days had beautiful weather. It was a great time
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#12669988 - 03/12/18 10:48 PM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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It just don't get any better! thumb
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#12670097 - 03/13/18 05:41 AM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
I like it, really nice looking set up.
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903-721-4296
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#12670287 - 03/13/18 08:34 AM Re: 2018 [Re: gar1970]
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish and layout woot

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