bait?

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by CATFISH HUNTER61, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. CATFISH HUNTER61

    CATFISH HUNTER61 New Member

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    wat bait do you all use for gar?
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Ray. Honestly i never fished for gar, try to avoid catchin em actually. I catch some on jugs and lines but i don't target them. Any kind of live bait should do the trick however.
     

  3. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    A bow with a reel on it.:big_smile:
     
  4. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    louisiana
    5 or 6 inches of nylon rope frayed, and hooked onto a bass spinner bait. The other way I like to catch them is to snag them.
     
  5. Techno2000

    Techno2000 Member

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    New Orleans,LA
    They love shrimp.:wink:
     
  6. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    wv
    welcome to boc:wink:
     
  7. Migrator83

    Migrator83 New Member

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    ILLINOIS
    done real good on cut shad, but i cant say that was what i was fishing for....also in tailwater areas, i catch a bunch on blue fox inline spinners
     
  8. littlebigman

    littlebigman New Member

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    Tennessee
    i like to gar fish when the catfish are not hitting. i use a nylon rope tied to fishing line and just throw it out to were i see a gar. When the gar come up they bite in to it and there teeth get stuck in the rope and then its your job to reel them in.
     
  9. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Kingwood, Tx (Houston)
    Depends on what kind of gar one is fishing for. Alligator gar take fairly large baits. I prefer about a one or two pound hunk of fish, preferably the head. Buffalo, drum, and bluegill make pretty good baits. Longnose and shortnose will take anything a catfish will, as well as lures. Don't particularly care for the rope lures as they tangle in the teeth and make release more difficult.
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I catch them on cut shad quite often.