Gar fish tips

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Blueyed1 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:38 am

Tim399 wrote:I have had success using a 12 long shank with no float or sinkers. Used atiny triangle of the silver belly skin off a pilchard as bait,worked well as it left plenty of hook exposed so the gar were hooking themselves


Great idea. I'll try that next time i see the gar around.

Joe



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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Spook » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:34 am

Garfish are predominantly vegetarian, so are often found near or over weed beds. Having said that, they do move around a lot. I have often just started a fine berley mist and within 15-20 minutes, the first sign is a fish jumping in the trail.
Interestingly, they are also cannibalistic and I find garfish is great bait for gars. My theory is that the pheromones excite them, and they really only get excited about breeding and feeding, and it appears sometimes they get confused.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Basti » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:33 am

I'm not sure that they are predominantly veg. I've seen gars slashing at baitfish, chase down lures and actively hunt. I'm not talking once burleyed up into a feeding mode, just free swimming

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby denis barden » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:15 pm

Changed hook from a 10 to a 12 Mustad-Not red ones
Used better quality hook
Changed bait to Bay Trout-From belly
Moved split shot about 3 inches above bait
Lifted rod not struck
Got 16 in about 1.5hrs-still lost heaps

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:10 pm

denis barden wrote:Changed hook from a 10 to a 12 Mustad-Not red ones
Used better quality hook
Changed bait to Bay Trout-From belly
Moved split shot about 3 inches above bait
Lifted rod not struck
Got 16 in about 1.5hrs-still lost heaps

Well done

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby dazz999 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:50 pm

denis barden wrote:Changed hook from a 10 to a 12 Mustad-Not red ones
Used better quality hook
Changed bait to Bay Trout-From belly
Moved split shot about 3 inches above bait
Lifted rod not struck
Got 16 in about 1.5hrs-still lost heaps
well done so the better quality hooks helped? grab some flyfishing hooks they are very fine wire go straight in they work very well with silverfish as soon as the float moves up/down or sideways strike reel in fast unhook fish cast straight back into you burley trail keep your split shot close to your float unless your fishing in strong current with these fine wire hooks you shouldnt miss much hope this helps you



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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby KgWhiting » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:08 pm

Mustad fine worm size 10s only hook to use

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby dazz999 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:30 pm

KgWhiting wrote:Mustad fine worm size 10s only hook to use

mustads are to thick only my opinion wrong hook


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