Gar fish tips

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby purple5ive » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:27 pm

what hooks are you using?? long shanks i assume.
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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby rb85 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:43 pm

Lighter line,slower action rods, nice sharp hooks. Try a float also use a weightless bait in the trail.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Scraglor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:08 pm

rb85 wrote:Lighter line,slower action rods, nice sharp hooks. Try a float also use a weightless bait in the trail.


I went from a $100 graphite rod, to a $10 BigW special noodle glass rod, and my hookup rate at least doubled.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby rb85 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:28 pm

No need for anything special targeting bread and butter species.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby dazz999 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:36 pm

watch your float as soon as it moves strike reel in fast unhook fish go again

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:10 pm

Currently using this float.

Will go to southern sportfisher n get some quality hooks various types of floats....



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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby bowl » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:11 pm

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Blueyed1 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:29 pm

Are gar in PPB all year round or are they seasonal? And in PPB are they found in shallow water or deep water, near weeds, at what depths? Are the sites just random or are there places where you can target them specifically. Whenever I've caught them it's been pretty random...and mostly at night

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Lightningx » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 pm

I use a similar float works for me.

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Re: Gar fish tips

Postby Tim399 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:08 am

I have had success using a 12 long shank with no float or sinkers. Used a tiny 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



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