I went out fishing yesterday on Lake Erie and saw a lot of gar swimming around. After a while they all joined together a couple of times and started rolling around near the surface. I figured they were breeding, but my question is: can you catch the gar on minnows or those hookless rope lures during this time? I know you're not going to catch them while they are all balled up and rolling around. But immediately before and after their "fish orgy" will they feed or take lures/baits? They wouldn't take the small minnows (3 inch max) I had at the time, suspended 2.5 feet below a bobber.