Good Gar tonight

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by Wildchilde01, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Wildchilde01

    Wildchilde01 New Member

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    Caught a shortnose tonight, no scales but he was 42inches long and 18 around. Caught him on a circle hook with a treble stinger on a dead threadfin. Was fishing for cats in spring creek. Hooked into him 3 times, thrid time is the charm though. Just as me and April where putting up gear she said you got a hit on the penn again. I let it run with it till it double over and knew I had a good fish. When he broke water I saw it was a gar and thought I had a decent gator but when I got on the shore I saw a monster shortnose!!
     
  2. MR SANDMAN 800

    MR SANDMAN 800 New Member

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  3. Wildchilde01

    Wildchilde01 New Member

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    I just wanted to edit, lol, I meant longnose, April had me talking about shortnose and I had a mindfart.
     
  4. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    That's awesome, you didn't get any pics did you. I've not seen a shortnose in person before. I've only seen the longnose ones before. Congrats on the catch though.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish, post a pic if ya got one. I hate them little buggers.
     
  6. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    congrats on your nice fish love to see some pics