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.