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Boys catching gar with nets #14357189 05/01/22 03:45 PM
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So we took my sons friend with us who has never been bowfishing and I wanted to teach him how fun it could be before actually getting a bow in his hands .
Wanted to see if he would really be into the challenge before worrying my about the safety aspect of having 2 boys in the boat shooting at the same time . Anyway, I couldn’t keep them in the boat so I guess he is ready for the next trip with a bow in his hand


Come check out my Youtube channel , Just an old country boy and his family either fishing , hunting , camping or just boating around in a allweld grizzly with a surface drive pushing it to explore the backwaters most people do not venture ...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RhsBeR3BcSwLx72hqkQkw/featured
Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14370736 05/18/22 03:55 AM
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Bringing them up right. Enjoyed the video. thumb


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Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14371084 05/18/22 03:34 PM
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Thank you , I sure enjoy making them , and teaching those kids how to get dirty....


Come check out my Youtube channel , Just an old country boy and his family either fishing , hunting , camping or just boating around in a allweld grizzly with a surface drive pushing it to explore the backwaters most people do not venture ...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RhsBeR3BcSwLx72hqkQkw/featured
Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14371223 05/18/22 05:36 PM
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Running the big motor in the shallows on plane with underage kids not wearing a PFD? I'm all about getting the kids out and enjoying the great outdoors, but safety should come first. Sorry to be the downer of what appears to be a great trip.

Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14372066 05/19/22 04:14 PM
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thanks for your reply , and I understand your comment , both boys are over 13 and only my boy was on plane without wearing one. this was the very first time we were in a boat since he turned 13 and he has been waiting for the day when the law and his parents didnt make him wear it . but anytime we are in deeper water I still require him to even though he is legal now.
But thanks for your comments and I didnt take it as a downer at all , I am excited my youngest kid is finally a teenager

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Come check out my Youtube channel , Just an old country boy and his family either fishing , hunting , camping or just boating around in a allweld grizzly with a surface drive pushing it to explore the backwaters most people do not venture ...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RhsBeR3BcSwLx72hqkQkw/featured
Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14372096 05/19/22 04:36 PM
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How did you prepare the gar to eat?


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Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14372148 05/19/22 05:20 PM
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How do you report gar within 24 hours, never kept any.....btw, careful using nets popo don't like it....

Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14372150 05/19/22 05:23 PM
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How do you report gar within 24 hours, never kept any.....btw, careful using nets popo don't like it....

Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: Holzer] #14372626 05/20/22 03:11 AM
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It’s really flaky white meat like crappie
But we did not keep them this trip

I put water , ice and a air bubble pump on them in the cooler to keep them alive

I never ate them until we lived in Baton Rouge for a bit and learned how to clean them from the locals

Actually a really good fish to eat
Just harder to clean than most fish

They have back straps like deer along their backbone
Pretty neat once you learn how to clean them


Come check out my Youtube channel , Just an old country boy and his family either fishing , hunting , camping or just boating around in a allweld grizzly with a surface drive pushing it to explore the backwaters most people do not venture ...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RhsBeR3BcSwLx72hqkQkw/featured
Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: stoneman2] #14372819 05/20/22 02:33 PM
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Looks like a blast. I’ve got 15 yo and 13 yo girls. They love bowfishing!


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Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: ToasterWEyes] #14373612 05/21/22 04:06 PM
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Awesome
That’s one of our favorites also
Just never filmed any of it

I need to do better


Come check out my Youtube channel , Just an old country boy and his family either fishing , hunting , camping or just boating around in a allweld grizzly with a surface drive pushing it to explore the backwaters most people do not venture ...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RhsBeR3BcSwLx72hqkQkw/featured
Re: Boys catching gar with nets [Re: romeroxl1200] #14373645 05/21/22 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by romeroxl1200
How do you report gar within 24 hours, never kept any.....btw, careful using nets popo don't like it....

You only have to report keeping Alligator Gar and the bag limit is 1.
There are multiple species of Gar that do NOT require reporting. The three in the still picture with the catfish look to be Needle Nose or Longnose Gar. I believe they released the Alligator ones unharmed. This is the link that gives you the options on reporting, it is part of the TPWD handbook. Reporting

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