About a month ago, I caught my first gar from a kayak accidentally while catfishing.
This got me to thinking: (1) There are lots of gar in these rivers I fish, and they are always willing to bite, almost annoyingly. + (2) Gar are worth 15 points each in Kayak Wars (though unfortunately not eligible for bonus points) with a team maximum of 50 per month. = (3) I need to find a way to catch these suckers on a regular basis!
So I did a little research and found a gar rig utilized by the great North Carolina freshwater fisherman, Mack in NC. Since then, I’ve taken to the river 3 times and I’ve had pretty good results. 21 longnose gar have made it into my boat, with the best measuring 39 inches.