I have got to try this

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by bigbonner, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    Has anyone tried fishing for gar WITH OUT A HOOK?
    Check this out no hook.
     
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  2. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    As a youngster, I was always told you could catch gar with panty hose.
     
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  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    My papaw use to catch them like that in johns creek. It works
     
  4. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    That guy is weird. But neat video, would be fun to try. Though i have no love for gar and i cringed every time he let one of those gar go.
     
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    I used to use white trot line nylon. Like that caught a lot of Gar with no hook.
     
  6. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    They are a really hard fighting fish. Fun to catch if you just want to catch something. It is very hard to get the rope out of their mouths. Time consuming and can be very dangerous. If you do it be prepared to possible be cut. Even though they are mostly a trash fish you should give them due diligence to remove all the rope after landing.
     
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  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    When I was a kid I would take a stick and put a piece of thread on it the tie on a fishing worm. I would fish for little mud cats and they would take it and hold on long enough to yank them out.
     
  8. glenmorebuckman

    glenmorebuckman 6 pointer

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    I've used a mandolin or guitar string to make a noose and thread a chunk of bluegill or shad on and have snared quite a few.
     
  9. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    Gar in one of my favorite fish to eat. White, mild flavor and no bones,
     
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  10. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    One I caught. t was some fine eating.
    BigGarr.jpg
     
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  11. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    So, it is a good tasting fish? Does it have tricky bones like a pike?
     
  12. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    You just pull the backstraps out, stay above the bones. I love gar, kinda reminds you of lobster.
    Sawzall and tin snips required
     
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  13. bigbonner

    bigbonner 10 pointer

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    Nice catch Carl
    If I ever catch one , I have a four inch grinder with a metal cutting blade . I think a person could rip down the back with one and open him up .
     
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  14. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    I always use tin snips but that sounds like a god idea. I might try my cordless skill saw next time. Thanks for the tip.
     
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