I admit that I haven't purposely fished for gar, but I did catch one last summer. When the gar move into the river that I fish they tear up every bait I put out. When using live bait they bite the heads off. They attack the bait real hard but when I try to set the hook.....nothing. I've seen posts about rope baits, can someone help me out with that. What is a rope bait? And how do you hook a fish who's mouth is nothing but tooth and bone? Any help would be appreciated.