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How do you catch Small Gar??? #13633136 07/16/20 06:29 PM
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I have never fished for gar but would like to try and catch some. The creek below the spillway is full of gar about 2' long. What techniques do I need to know to catch some of these? Bait, Hook type and size, etc... basically I need to know everything. Gar Fishing for Dummies. Thanks for advice and tips to help me catch some Gar.

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It is pretty easy. Just go buy a saltwater float with a steel leader (or make one). Put on a small treble hook with a live shad, big minnow, or small sunfish. A small treble hook will tangle in the teeth. Throw it out near the gar and hang on. Let the gar run with the bait before setting the hook. You can add another section of wire and a stinger treble hook if needed. You can increase or decrease the hook size depending in the size of gar you are after.

You can also catch them on a fly rod with a streamer or muddler minnow.

Make sure you know the species you are dealing with. Alligator gar have harvest regulations.

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Let us know how you do.

Re: How do you catch Small Gar??? [Re: Osbornfishing] #13633632 07/17/20 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
It is pretty easy. Just go buy a saltwater float with a steel leader (or make one). Put on a small treble hook with a live shad, big minnow, or small sunfish. A small treble hook will tangle in the teeth. Throw it out near the gar and hang on. Let the gar run with the bait before setting the hook. You can add another section of wire and a stinger treble hook if needed. You can increase or decrease the hook size depending in the size of gar you are after.

You can also catch them on a fly rod with a streamer or muddler minnow.

Make sure you know the species you are dealing with. Alligator gar have harvest regulations.

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Let us know how you do.




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Side Note: I have caught small gar on regular 6 pound line with no leader using worms and a size 6 cricket hook . I have also caught larger gar on the same tackle using cut bait. Granted I am not using the right tackle for gar. If I was, I would be catching a lot more of them. thumb


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Re: How do you catch Small Gar??? [Re: milton1allen] #13633980 07/17/20 02:47 PM
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Thanks. Perfect eating size right there!

Re: How do you catch Small Gar??? [Re: milton1allen] #13634850 07/18/20 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by milton1allen
Thanks. Perfect eating size right there!


I have a freezer full of red snapper, so my gar catches get released. roflmao

If you catch some let us know, and let us know how they taste.

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