Gar

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by dozer15, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. dozer15

    dozer15 New Member

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    Will Gar hit chicken livers? I found a nice little section of the tar river I can bank fish from that has nice size eating cats but you have to deal with the gar too. I was using large minnows and caught a couple nice cats but the gar were a real pain to deal with. Was thinking about trying some other baits but I am not to sure what king of baits to use that wont interest the gar. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Mike
     
  2. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    though nothing would surprise me, I have usually caught gar on live bait or cut bait. I don't recall catching many on livers.

    I actually did catch a bass in a farm pond on livers one night though.
    He hit it on the initial drop.
     

  3. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I have caught them on liver below spillways :smile2:
     
  4. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Evansville
    Gars love everything. I catch them alot on hotdogs and live bluegill.
     
  5. cat'n around

    cat'n around Member

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    Vanceboro N.C.
    although gar will eat just about anything, they are kinda like a flathead cat they mainly want live bait. just my 2 on it.
     
  6. dozer15

    dozer15 New Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone. My son wants to go fishing tonight looks like we might give liver a try and see how we do.
     
  7. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    We use live bluegill when we fish for flatheads and the gar have been a real problem here too. Sometimes we use live Bullheads and the gar dont seem to bother them as much.:crazy:
     
  8. mhbomber

    mhbomber New Member

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    Wilmington
    I have caught many gar on chicken livers.