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Gremlin
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Re: Garspace

Post by Gremlin » Sun May 17, 2015 11:56 am

cool, are those spawining gar? We used to find tiny 2" gar in the late spring....
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Re: Garspace

Post by 2FlyFish4 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:23 pm

yep they are spawning. they will get up in those shallow riffles with their backs and tails out of the water to do their thing.
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Re: Garspace

Post by Creamer » Mon May 18, 2015 8:08 am

Had a little one take a swipe at a flash streamer on Saturday, hooked himself underneath the bottom jaw. I had several others take swipes and not get hooked.

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Re: Garspace

Post by Transylwader » Tue May 19, 2015 2:09 pm

Yesterday was my pune barfday. I ended up having to work. This is America...
So at 5PM, I decided, fuck it, I have had enough and that I would try find Neusie. Got stuck in traffic, but I preferred the AC and blasting toons over engineering shit talk.
Neusie: She is this big bitch of a gar who has successfully broken two rods, countless leaders and my heart on several occasions.
Yesterday, in the dying moments of the daylight, I managed to salvage what would have been the worst birthday and lay claim to the 50"+ club. Not that anyone cares about numbers, but I personally needed to see if these thangs grew to that length in this drainage, and they sure as fuck do.
This is the lesser spotted schlongnose gar...
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Thought I had her beat. Five more powerful runs and presto...
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I was so stoked I peed my pants.
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And grabbed some suss Sanchez dindins. I also have the biggest hangover known to mankind today. Fuck, it won't get easy, just hit mid-dirty thirties :vomit
Peace y'all
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Re: Garspace

Post by Ruddy Duck » Tue May 19, 2015 11:36 pm

Well happy birthday then.

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Re: Garspace

Post by steelhound » Wed May 20, 2015 6:04 am

Tranny for the win
frustrated. After a few "what the fucks?" "i suck"s and a break on shore I convinced her to get back to casting. I clearly remember this question/statement "so you actually think this is fun. These fish are fucked"
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Re: Garspace

Post by mrl0004 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:27 pm

[report]Being that I live in a state full of fucking gar, I have been on a mission to catch one on the fly. A buddy told me about a place that he calls the gar hole, and it's name describes it perfectly. When we arrived, I knew we were in gar territory....

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When we got down to the water, there were gar hitting the surface all over this big deep, slow pool as they caught their next breath. I wasn't sure which one to cast to first. My buddy came around and high-holed me, and immediately hooked up. He caught it on a 7wt bamboo rod he built too!

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I tried like hell the rest of the day to get one myself, and I just couldn't make it happen. If I could have cast another 20ft, I might have had a shot. Oh well, I'm hooked now. I must catch one!!!!

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Re: Garspace

Post by Genome » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:54 pm

[report]Bill recently destroyed plans to float an Ozark stream for smallies. So Father’s day left me with free time but no rivers that weren’t blown out. Plan B was hatched. Snuffbox, A lurker and I decided to chase down some “Hillbilly Tarpon” in the flooded backwaters. It was a ridiculous slimy success.

This is not a boat ramp
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perfectly trashy
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Snuff gripping the gunwale and clinching his asshole. Every time this one twitched the canoe rocked a bit.
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We did not smell good and were covered in gar shit but it was time for some sustenance.
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Cheers![/report]

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Re: Garspace

Post by Palometa » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:26 pm

That was fantastic- a couple of those were cows
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Re: Garspace

Post by T.J. Brayshaw » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:55 pm

Holy shit.

Are those long nose gar? I didn't think they got that sort of girth.

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Re: Garspace

Post by Redchaser » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:53 pm

Damn those are some big fat gar. The restaurant should have thrown y'all out, I know how bad those things smell.
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Re: Garspace

Post by comescrashing » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:22 pm

Some of those gar were massive

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