Not what we were after but they put up a fight. Funny thing is, neither had the hook in the their mouth. just got tangled in the lines. We did end up catching a few a catfish but the gnats were absolutely terrible. It was too hot for the long sleeve and jeans but I got tired of the gnats biting me and I was not done fishing. You can see it in my face how bad they were.
Last Edit: May 12, 2014 8:30:45 GMT -5 by jsanders
Desperate?? Have you never heard of gar balls?? Sounds quite tasty to me.
Yes. It was kind of an inside joke...Several years ago me and some buddies were bowfishing our local lake and we ended up shooting about a 3' long gar. I told the boys I was taking it home to eat it. My one buddy replied, "I wouldn't eat that nasty lookin' POS if it was the last meal on earth!" I said that I heard gar was supposed to be pretty tasty. Well, I took it home and tried my darndest to fillet it. That 3' gar was a meatless wonder! All I could find inside that thing were guts and bones, lots of bones. I butchered the dang thing! I was pretty disappointed. That was long before youtube though and I'm sure there are many videos on how to clean a gar, now. So, that's the reason for the "desperate" comment.
Post by z7bowhunter on May 24, 2014 16:46:38 GMT -5
Gar IS AWESOME!! last summer I slayed them on my flyroad with just a frayed piece of nylon string tied to a hook.. normally they wont get hooked, just get their teeth caught. They were about 2- 2 1/2 ft long. YOu gotta use wire cutters or heavy duty scissors to cut the scales and then fillet em just like any other fish. Plenty of meat on em, It's nice and sweet similar to a bluegill. Just make sure you don't eat the poisonous gar eggs or roe. If youre taking them out of a river like white river, I wouldnt eat a lot of them just once a week or so cause I would think those would be the fish highest in pcbs or any kind of bad things like that, since they are predator fish they would build it up in their tissue from eating other fish.