Another day another gar

 Another day with little work so what else is there to do . Got a good catch of bait and food . Them long toms have a nasty bite and they are bloody quick to turn on you 

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nice catch! do the northern

Tue, 2020-05-12 16:12

nice catch! do the northern gars (storm gars) taste any different to ones down south?

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Longtail Gar

Wed, 2020-05-13 16:45

Pretty sure they are longtail gar (shorter bill and more slender than the robust {storm} gar).  Not sure about eating quality but the longtail are usually a bit cheaper than the southern and robust at the fresh fish auction, although they are generally smaller which maybe why the market price per kg is less. 

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 Don't know. Havnt had one

Tue, 2020-05-12 16:17

 Don't know. Havnt had one yet . Can't cook where I am . Flesh looks the same so should taste the same

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Tue, 2020-05-12 19:14

Nice raw Russ.

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Fingers crossed

Wed, 2020-05-13 07:41

 I'll be catching them off the beach in front of camp in a little over two weeks. We don't take big frozen gar up there anymore for sails, use the local caught stuff.  What rig are you using, Russ? I used to catch them when I was a kid, have played around with a few different rigs up there. Settled on a pencil float, no lead. 1 #12 gamakatsu in front of the float, one behind, they just hook themselves. Tiny bit of squid, or mackerel/tuna belly. 

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 Just using a normal float

Wed, 2020-05-13 08:40

 Just using a normal float with swivel stopper. Roughly 800mm to a dropper loop for first hook then another 400 to the bottom hook. Just using a size 10 long shank with squid . They go nuts

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Talking about going nuts

Wed, 2020-05-13 10:01

Many years ago catching long toms in a tinnie I lifted one inboard only to have it drop of the hook into my lap and then into the bottom of the boat.
Plenty of excitement all around I can tell you

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 Those things go mental and

Wed, 2020-05-13 10:12

 Those things go mental and bite anything and everything . Got bit myself . 

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 Is there any other type of

Wed, 2020-05-13 12:49

 Is there any other type of fish up there Russ ? You sure got the gars dialled  in 

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 There is but I don't have

Wed, 2020-05-13 16:07

 There is but I don't have the gear to chase t he big stuff. Have managed a couple of small sharks and a Queenie along with a few small trevs 

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