Gar & Shad

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by Brendin0702, May 2, 2008.

  1. Brendin0702

    Brendin0702 New Member

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    How can you tell the difference between if a Shad is jumping in the water or if a gar is jumping in the water?
     
  2. CATFISHGARY1

    CATFISHGARY1 New Member

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    most of the time i fits day light if youll look alot of the time youll be able to see whats it is ,and at night if your rod & reel fishing and you rods going off constantly and theres nothing there or feel like you keep jerking it out of the fishes mouth its more than likely a gar
     

  3. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    TOTALLY AGREE AND MAYBE IF YOU DONT HAVE GAR THEY ARE CARP
     
  4. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    ive had that bites but no solid hookset problem last trip. gar like to kinda splsh the water with their snout i have seen. if its a quick surface splash with water flying up but you dont get a good look at the fish, it might be a gar surfacing and hitting the surface with it snout.