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By bubbabedre 03 Jan, 2018
How to rig up and find big winter catfish in the river.
By bubbabedre 29 Dec, 2017

Did you know you can catch a gar with just a piece of rope with no hook?   This technique only works on long nose gar , spotted gar and juvenile alligator gar.   I have tested it on adult alligator gar with no success.   They would take the bait but as soon as they could tell it was not something good to eat they would blow it out there mouth and the rope fibers would not get tangled in there teeth. The best way to fish rope lures for gar is by sight fishing, and by fly rod.   You would want to cast you lure in front of the fish to get its attention then as the fish pursued the bait you would want to keep it just far enough in front of the fish so it can't smell it. If the gar ever gets close enough to nip the bait and tell its not something to eat then it will loose interest.   What you want to do is keep teasing the gar tell it just explodes on it.   Then you get them.  


The best way to make a rope lure is out of 2-3" of nylon rope.   Take the rope and burn one end so it don't fray.   Then unravel the rope tell it gets reel fine. Have you ever had a sticker bur get tangled up in your shoe string or frayed piece of nylon rope?   Well that's what you want your rope lure to be like.   You want it to get tangled up in there teeth like a sticker bur.   So next time your out fishing and run across a school of long nose gar cut you a   Piece of rope from your anchor line and make a quick lure and try it out.  

By bubbabedre 23 Dec, 2017
Choosing the best bait for alligator gar and when to use it is key to a successful gar fishing trip. Our top choice for alligator gar are, common carp, gizzard shad, and mullet. Now when is the best time to use each bait?  That all depends where you are fishing ,type of water, ether brackish , river ,or lakes. You will want to use the one that is present where your fishing and you know the fish are feeding on them. For example mullet will not do as good way up river where there is not any mullet as to using it where there are. Gizzard shad and carp work better in river and lakes. I like to use carp for river fishing due to the weight of the bait and it holds on the bottom  better then a lighter piece of bait like shad. When fishing in a lake ether on the bottom or with a float I would choose whole shad. If you have any questions or suggestions on a topic just comment below.  

By bubbabedre 23 Dec, 2017
We all want to wish you a Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from all us here at Garzilla Guide Service. FISH ON!
By bubbabedre 20 Dec, 2017
Now that's a good question I get asked all the time. There are several different answers depending on the style of fishing and hook set you prefer. I am gonna tell you what works for me 99% of the time . Eagle Claw 974m hook In a 4/0 is my favorite go to hook any time. You can catch any size gar on that hook from 1lb to 300 it will land them all. Its a 2x hook so you can bend it if you get hung up and if you are practicing catch and release and they swallow the hook, it will dissolve in there system pretty quick. Try to stay away from the 4x and stainless hooks if your going to release the fish.  UNTLL NEXTTIME TIGHT LINES
By bubbabedre 20 Dec, 2017
I can remember 10 years ago when I decided to start fishing professionally. I was 32 years old, and There was only one other guide service offering catch and release alligator gar trips . Now look how much the sport has grown. There has got to be at least a dozen guides out there now. All popping up in the last 5 years . I posted my first gar fishing video to YouTube in 2008 and now its got over 1.3m views and here is the link to check that out. https://youtu.be/mil1pe_cF_U  We have come a long way since them days. Every trip I am always exploring and trying new methods to catch the gar. I can say I have caught them with Snare lines using no hooks and even caught them on a plain piece of rope. if you got a idea on how we should try to catch one next leave us a comment. May be you idea will work. until next time Tight Lines   
 
By bubbabedre 15 Dec, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I'm super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By bubbabedre 03 Jan, 2018
How to rig up and find big winter catfish in the river.
By bubbabedre 29 Dec, 2017

Did you know you can catch a gar with just a piece of rope with no hook?   This technique only works on long nose gar , spotted gar and juvenile alligator gar.   I have tested it on adult alligator gar with no success.   They would take the bait but as soon as they could tell it was not something good to eat they would blow it out there mouth and the rope fibers would not get tangled in there teeth. The best way to fish rope lures for gar is by sight fishing, and by fly rod.   You would want to cast you lure in front of the fish to get its attention then as the fish pursued the bait you would want to keep it just far enough in front of the fish so it can't smell it. If the gar ever gets close enough to nip the bait and tell its not something to eat then it will loose interest.   What you want to do is keep teasing the gar tell it just explodes on it.   Then you get them.  


The best way to make a rope lure is out of 2-3" of nylon rope.   Take the rope and burn one end so it don't fray.   Then unravel the rope tell it gets reel fine. Have you ever had a sticker bur get tangled up in your shoe string or frayed piece of nylon rope?   Well that's what you want your rope lure to be like.   You want it to get tangled up in there teeth like a sticker bur.   So next time your out fishing and run across a school of long nose gar cut you a   Piece of rope from your anchor line and make a quick lure and try it out.  

By bubbabedre 23 Dec, 2017
Choosing the best bait for alligator gar and when to use it is key to a successful gar fishing trip. Our top choice for alligator gar are, common carp, gizzard shad, and mullet. Now when is the best time to use each bait?  That all depends where you are fishing ,type of water, ether brackish , river ,or lakes. You will want to use the one that is present where your fishing and you know the fish are feeding on them. For example mullet will not do as good way up river where there is not any mullet as to using it where there are. Gizzard shad and carp work better in river and lakes. I like to use carp for river fishing due to the weight of the bait and it holds on the bottom  better then a lighter piece of bait like shad. When fishing in a lake ether on the bottom or with a float I would choose whole shad. If you have any questions or suggestions on a topic just comment below.  

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