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carp for gar bait & gar fishing location #14246859 01/12/22 04:18 PM
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hello everyone!
I am planning to head to the trinity river and fish for gar and catfish whenever weather permits. This Is my first time fishing for big game, as I normally fish for bass and sunfish. I was wondering where I could buy or catch carp for gar bait, and how long it would take me to catch gar. Im a bank fisherman, so I don't have access to shad.

also, where are some spots on the trinity where I can expect to catch decently sized gar? elm fork is closest to me, but I'm not sure where the big gar live.

I appreciate any help!

Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: danial S] #14247641 01/13/22 05:36 AM
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If you're trying to get Carp for bait I'd recommend going to any of the following lakes, ranked in order from best to worst:
Benbrook
Lewisville
Grapevine
Ray Hubbard
Arlington
Worth

You should be able to catch plenty of Carp to use for Gar, especially at the top 3 lakes. I'd recommend releasing anything over 15lbs you catch, but that's up to you.


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Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: danial S] #14247682 01/13/22 12:23 PM
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I would add Joe Pool to the lake list. A lot of smaller carp there.

Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: TXMulti-Species] #14248111 01/13/22 07:14 PM
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thank you for the tips! are carp all over lewisville, or are there any specific place i should go to catch them. would frozen carp from an asian market work for gar?

Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: danial S] #14248261 01/13/22 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by danial S
thank you for the tips! are carp all over lewisville, or are there any specific place i should go to catch them. would frozen carp from an asian market work for gar?

yes they will work and so will frozen tilapia thumb


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Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: TXMulti-Species] #14248700 01/14/22 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
If you're trying to get Carp for bait I'd recommend going to any of the following lakes, ranked in order from best to worst:
Benbrook
Lewisville
Grapevine
Ray Hubbard
Arlington
Worth

You should be able to catch plenty of Carp to use for Gar, especially at the top 3 lakes. I'd recommend releasing anything over 15lbs you catch, but that's up to you.



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Originally Posted by gar1970
Originally Posted by danial S
thank you for the tips! are carp all over lewisville, or are there any specific place i should go to catch them. would frozen carp from an asian market work for gar?

yes they will work and so will frozen tilapia thumb


Be cautions about tilapia. TPWD has a lot of rules surrounding the transport of tilapia.

Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: JJ4MEL] #14255554 01/19/22 10:43 PM
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thank you for the tips! are carp all over lewisville, or are there any specific place i should go to catch them. would frozen carp from an asian market work for gar?

yes they will work and so will frozen tilapia thumb


Be cautions about tilapia. TPWD has a lot of rules surrounding the transport of tilapia.

no rules for transporting FROZEN tilapia


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Re: carp for gar bait & gar fishing location [Re: danial S] #14257151 01/21/22 07:15 AM
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You can go fish the Trinity River below Lake Livingston Dam and catch carp and then use them to catch Big Gar. You need to pay for a day pass at the 3278 Marina up the road first though. Lots of Big Alligator gar there but keeper size limit is 48 inches.

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