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TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Mandeville, LA
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re: Gar Fish

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frayed rope
I see people saying this everywhere and I have not had any luck ever doing this


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choupiquesushi
LSU Fan
yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
13798 posts

re: Gar Fish
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quote:
frayed rope

I've heard this before. Does the teeth get caught up in the rope? Or is rope like a lure on the hook?


works on aligator gars... 2 rows of teeth... does not work as well on spotteds and longnose gars


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jsb29
Auburn Fan
Dothan, AL
Member since Apr 2011
612 posts

re: Gar Fish
Bowfishin is definitely the answer you're looking for.

We had a creek outside of Auburn we used to shoot suckers and carp in. There were some pools under the bridge that spotted gar held up in. We may or may not have shot them, depending on legality.


Dpizz450
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2011
5432 posts

re: Gar Fish
False River



weagle99
Towson Fan
Member since Nov 2011
17311 posts

re: Gar Fish
Shooting a .22 on the water?

Negative ghost rider.


Dpizz450
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2011
5432 posts

re: Gar Fish
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Shooting a .22 on the water? Negative ghost rider.


In a private pond, why not?


weagle99
Towson Fan
Member since Nov 2011
17311 posts

re: Gar Fish
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In a private pond, why not?


Ricochets are a bad idea anywhere IMO.

I would probably use a lightly loaded .38 or similar.


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EyeoftheEldrick12
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2012
688 posts

re: Gar Fish
+2


brbowhunter
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Apr 2013
846 posts

re: Gar Fish
bowfishing end of thread/


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gorillacoco
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3635 posts
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re: Gar Fish
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Shooting a .22 on the water?

Negative ghost rider.


this is something i have never understood. it's legal to shoot a .22 at a squirrel, and no one ever gives a shite about that, even though the bullet can travel about 1.5 miles, depending on trajectory.

shoot near a lake and people think the bullets turn into heat seeking missiles.


mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
40266 posts

re: Gar Fish
Serious question? How big?


ETA: any in the 60-100+'lb range?
This post was edited on 4/29 at 7:28 am


dpd901
LSU Fan
Thibodaux
Member since Apr 2011
2655 posts

re: Gar Fish
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Shooting a .22 on the water?

Negative ghost rider.


Our ponds are ringed with houses, so won't be doing this.


hardhead
LSU Fan
stinky bayou
Member since Jun 2009
5229 posts

re: Gar Fish
after this thread sparked my curiosity, i did a little searching on the web to see about gar eradication.


Damn there are some stupid people out there. one a-hole recommended luring them in with chicken then scooping it up with a dipnet. He also recommended bringing an empty cup so you could fill up your ice chest with water to keep the fish alive.



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CHSBears
Texas A&M Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
563 posts

re: Gar Fish
Hwy 1, the bridge before the one at Elmer's Island road. Son & I saw him/her last Sept and it was gourging on white trout. Fishing yesterday saw again on same bridge. Looks like a submarine coming to the surface. Its head is about as big around as my thigh (I'm 6'1"/190) and looks to be 5+ ft. I would guess 100+.


mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
40266 posts

re: Gar Fish
Yeah they have a bunch of huge ones in that saltwater marsh


I need to go spear one... just trying to gather intel
This post was edited on 4/29 at 10:12 am


eng08
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2013
2638 posts

re: Gar Fish
I may or may not have speared them in the spillway under a bridge at night.


mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2008
40266 posts

re: Gar Fish
oh I know they're there, but I'm looking to find another place to tap into


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bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
17534 posts

re: Gar Fish
I have caught them with cotton rope. You tie it on with a worm weight above it and fray out the ends. They will strike it and get their teeth caught in the frayed rope.

ETA: I was watching Bizarre Foods and they were at the Seminole Indian reservation. The Indians were smoking the whole gar and i must admit it looked pretty damn good. Had some whole choupique on there as well. Anyone ever try this?
This post was edited on 4/29 at 11:38 am


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PvilleP
New Orleans Saints Fan
Prairieville
Member since Apr 2011
1950 posts

re: Gar Fish


I saw that around some of the lighted piers last time I was out there at night. Makes you wonder if there are any bream and bass left.
This post was edited on 4/29 at 12:56 pm


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