gar for bait

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by slikk03, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    anybodey use gar for blues lol:smile2:
     
  2. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    good question. does anybody use gar for any kind of bait? cause i can catch plenty of them.
     

  3. Circlehook Jester

    Circlehook Jester New Member

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    I believe they do Jake. I personally have never used gar for blue cats, but I have caught plenty of channel cats on cut gar. I think I have heard of guys using gar on the rivers.
     
  4. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    i have never heard of gar being used for blues,but i've heard baby gar are great yella cat bait.
     
  5. catmanoneufala

    catmanoneufala New Member

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    are gar oily enought.. im pretty sure they are bloody enought
     
  6. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I was going to try once but I couldn't find anything on the boat that would get through the scales. Those things are like swimming hot dogs with dragon scales and alligator teeth.
     
  7. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    when I eat the backstrap i use tinsnips to cut through the scales. not much meat but it is delicious.
     
  8. CatRwalln

    CatRwalln New Member

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    Royce, you have to show me this.
     
  9. ozman

    ozman New Member

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    We use gar for bait sometimes.We caught some 20 to 40 LB blues on it a couple weeks ago. The hardest thing is cuttingit up. I have seen times those blues would hit it better than shad.
     
  10. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing Well-Known Member

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    Gar make good blue bait but you better have some tin snips or some thing with you to get to the meat. I carry a pair of utility shears and slit them from the anus up.​
     
  11. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    well next time i get one ill steak it up and throw it out:wink:
     
  12. steveturner024

    steveturner024 Active Member

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    Make sure you bring a hack saw with ya. LOL
     
  13. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    well next time i get one ill steak it up and throw it out:wink:
     
  14. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Mixed results for blues not a bad late summer bait. I have used small gar 6 to 8 inches not much bigger around than my pinky for flatheads and blues as live baits. Done ok with em no monsters but fish up to 20lbs on the lil live ones and cut bait out of bigger ones. If ya gona use em just carry a set of shears to cut em open.
     
  15. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i just use what i can get skipjacks are a pain to get i never got one in my net:angry::smile2:
     
  16. Blind In Texas

    Blind In Texas New Member

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    I cut up plenty of spotted gar and needle nose for the skillet. I would not use a gar for bait if he was large enough to eat. I don't find the meat oily at all. I find the skin to be unbelievably slimy though. The skin stinks to high heavens too.

    Like most of the fish I have cleaned, the gar are not exceptionally bloody. The needle nose and spotted gar meat is very transluscent. The most blood I ever got from them, while filleting, was if their hearts still beat a little after I drove my Truckman Battleaxe through their heads!

    If any folks put gar on their hooks, they just might find me nibbling the line ;)