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Gonna try for gator gar this weekend #13605751 06/23/20 09:57 PM
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My son and i made plans to head down and chase monster gator gar. Getting bait tomo. Got all my leaders tied. Ready to go.

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Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13606040 06/24/20 02:10 AM
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Good luck - post some pics. smile


Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13606064 06/24/20 02:30 AM
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Best wishes for good weather and looking forward to safe report of success. popcorn2


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Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13607596 06/25/20 02:33 PM
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Can’t wait for the pictures. popcorn

Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13607839 06/25/20 05:41 PM
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Do you fish for them on the kayak or use the kayak to set out the bait? I used to fish the Trinity River all the time. Always wanted a kayak to run the big baits out. Caught some huge fish! A gizzard shad scaled and de headed was my best bait. Mullet the same way was second.

Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: Coolarrow] #13607891 06/25/20 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
Do you fish for them on the kayak or use the kayak to set out the bait? I used to fish the Trinity River all the time. Always wanted a kayak to run the big baits out. Caught some huge fish! A gizzard shad scaled and de headed was my best bait. Mullet the same way was second.

We are going to do both from the yak and from land. I second the gizzard shad, just is softer than carp or mullet.


Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13607908 06/25/20 06:34 PM
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That would be a blast. 100 + lb fish pulling you around in a kayak! I’ve caught a few big bass in mine and that was fun.. big gar and your in tow! Lol

Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: Coolarrow] #13608013 06/25/20 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
That would be a blast. 100 + lb fish pulling you around in a kayak! I’ve caught a few big bass in mine and that was fun.. big gar and your in tow! Lol

It is. I have always targeted large species fish. Ive never even tried to bass fish other than sandies. Ive had all sorts of things from 8+ ft sharks, sailfish...failed, 75-80lb cats. It is fun. They all fight so different from each other. Gar dont really seem to fight till they are at the boat, then its on with mouth wide open. Ive never actually landed a big gar. I have had them so close it hurts. On the sand but then flop, break off and gone. This time we are going more equipment ready than ever. Plus, my son has to catch one.


Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13608594 06/26/20 08:49 AM
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Bait aquired! Got 2 carp and a ton of huge shad. Lots of 18-20" gizzard shad. Gar better watch out!

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Originally Posted by christian myrick
Bait aquired! Got 2 carp and a ton of huge shad. Lots of 18-20" gizzard shad. Gar better watch out!

Wow those are huge Gizzards! With all that bait it'd be really hard for me not to go after cats.


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You know back when I was gar and cat fishing. I would catch those big gizzard shad for gar bait but cut the heads off Leaving a little extra meat and save them. Awesome blue and flat head winter and spring bait. Caught some great fish on just heads in the cool months. I used live bait in the summertime and fall.

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I never freeze bait. Always catch it when im fishin.


Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: Jerry713] #13608941 06/26/20 03:24 PM
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I go after cats most of the time. I am gonna bring a cat pole or two but our focus is gonna be the huge gar.


Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13609038 06/26/20 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by christian myrick
I never freeze bait. Always catch it when im fishin.

It was hard to get fresh shad where I fished back then in the winter.. the heads didn’t get mushy.. lol

Re: Gonna try for gator gar this weekend [Re: christian myrick] #13609799 06/27/20 07:56 AM
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Fish #1!

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