- Dec 4, 2017
Hence why I said it's just about the same amount of patience as fishing for crappie, crappie fishing I'm creeping a minnow on a jig head along at like one full reel turn every thirty seconds so the crappie have a chance to grab it while I try to suspend it at 15 feet deep. Gar I've seen people catch up here on rod and reel, just takes a lot of but different kind of patience while you wait for them to get it down. Kinda like fishing for needlefish along a pier while you wait for other stuff to take your line if you've ever done that out of boredom.Gar have bony mouths. You can get them to attack a lure, but they are very, very hard to hook. Besides eating crappie (do they? how would it fit?) they also compete with the "sporting" fish people can catch, like bass, walleye or northern pike.
As for bow-fishing, well that's the only way you can catch them.
I've never seen anyone going for them before, myself