Gar for bait

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by silsbyj, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. silsbyj

    silsbyj New Member

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    State:
    Kansas
    Dont know if anyone else has done this but it worked for me. Here in Kansas, myself and most of the people I know dont like Gar. They always seem to be around when you dont want them. I found a better solution to injuring the fish and throwing it back. I cut the fish in to chunks and soaked it in salt over night. Used it as bait and it worked great. Now when I hook one I will keep it for bait and release the rest to live another day. I would like to hear any thoughts from the other members on this practice.
     
  2. George Graham

    George Graham New Member

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    State:
    Texas
    We use gar for bait all the time.

    We cut out the back straps and ice down the fillets and cut them as we need bait.

    George
     

  3. Possom

    Possom New Member

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    State:
    Wv
    Never thought of Gar as bait . Used everything else beside gar. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. bigcat_chaser

    bigcat_chaser New Member

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    State:
    Cincy, Ohio
    Cant think of a better use for gar they are truely a pain in the butt.