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Ljones
04-21-2016, 08:11 PM
Surprise catch while crappie fishing , heck of a fight on a 14 ft pole with 6 lb line ky lake

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/jonestaxidermy02/image.jpg2_zpsxjqklvoo.jpg (http://s600.photobucket.com/user/jonestaxidermy02/media/image.jpg2_zpsxjqklvoo.jpg.html)

2 lb black and 1 3/4 white crappie ky lake
http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt83/jonestaxidermy02/image.jpg1_zpsegb9tqxi.jpg (http://s600.photobucket.com/user/jonestaxidermy02/media/image.jpg1_zpsegb9tqxi.jpg.html)

slackline
04-21-2016, 08:40 PM
Nice catch! I saw a big female gar like that with about five males rubbing all up against her sides Sunday afternoon.

apersohn17
04-21-2016, 08:48 PM
Gar newbie here...are those good eatin?

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Boh
04-21-2016, 08:55 PM
Nice catch!!! Must have put up a good fight on that light equipment

Boh

scrat
04-21-2016, 09:12 PM
Wow! That was a nice size gar I hope you took him out. Nice crappie also thanks for sharing the post and pictures.

Crestliner08
04-22-2016, 05:23 AM
Great catch! That gar must have put up one heck of a fight. Some beautiful crappie to boot.

Snubby
04-22-2016, 06:48 AM
[QUOTE=apersohn17;3204318]Gar newbie here...are those good eatin?

Not bad meat, tough as all heck to clean, just DO NOT eat the roe. Crappie is a whole bunch better eating than a gar though..

windstone
04-22-2016, 07:20 AM
Gar newbie here...are those good eatin?

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down in this part of the country gar make a whole lot better fertilizer for our maters than table fare. :biggrin

Tony the Tiger
04-22-2016, 08:26 AM
Gar fish boulets

trypman1
04-22-2016, 08:31 AM
Ugh, on the Gar, give me the Crappie, nice catch and pics!

M R Dux
04-22-2016, 10:18 AM
Nice catch.

I hooked a huge gar last summer on a crankbait on a 16 foot rod. The thing jumped twice at least 4 feet out of the water. Looked like a tarpon. Luckily it came off at the boat so I didn't have to deal with getting my crank back. Quackrstackr and I got a good laugh out of it. Wish I had it on video.

avidone1
04-22-2016, 10:27 AM
I too caught a big gar while crappie fishing.
It was a few years ago and I was in a canoe.
didn't have the heart to kill it, but everyone said I should have

chaunc
04-22-2016, 12:22 PM
Good catch.

toomanycasts
04-22-2016, 03:33 PM
I too caught a big gar while crappie fishing.
It was a few years ago and I was in a canoe.
didn't have the heart to kill it, but everyone said I should have

Why?

Travis Rage
04-22-2016, 05:01 PM
Sweet way to go!

avidone1
04-22-2016, 09:07 PM
Why?
Apparantly they are voracious feeders of game fish, bass and crappie.

Ketchn
04-23-2016, 06:55 AM
nice fishes there and yeah i bet that there gar was a hoot .....good job ...not many make it to the picture part on light tackle

toomanycasts
04-23-2016, 05:20 PM
Apparantly they are voracious feeders of game fish, bass and crappie.

I can promise you the are not voracious feeders of game and pan fish. That long nose isn't very effecient for a predator. I just don't like to see native fish destroyed for no reason. They're more opportunistic feeders than anything. Some thing is struggling they'll nab it. I not so sure they can eat anything very large either.

eagle 1
04-23-2016, 05:51 PM
That's a good
'snout" crappie ,others aren't shabby either . If green carp folks can have peacock bass why can we not have a snout crappie ? :Rofl

CrappiePappy
04-23-2016, 06:55 PM
I can promise you the are not voracious feeders of game and pan fish. That long nose isn't very effecient for a predator. I just don't like to see native fish destroyed for no reason. They're more opportunistic feeders than anything. Some thing is struggling they'll nab it. I not so sure they can eat anything very large either.

No, they can't eat larger fish ... but, they do feed on Shad, Sunfish, and the occasional crustacean. They can't open their mouths all that wide, so they're more likely to eat smaller fish ... but, make no mistake about it, they don't care what species that "smaller fish" is !!

blue-jig
04-23-2016, 08:49 PM
Probably don't want to eat a gar unless you pretty hungry. ����

avidone1
04-24-2016, 09:06 AM
Probably don't want to eat a gar unless you pretty hungry. ����I'd have to be starving to eat one. They look so prehistoric I think they should be stuffed and live in a museum

LowePro
04-26-2016, 04:04 PM
That is one strange looking long skinny crappie!!!!!!! Those teeth in there??? Hahahahahahaha

Gabepeeps
04-27-2016, 09:02 PM
Fought a 4ft gar once for 25 minutes. When I got it to the boat, it opened its mouth, let my minnow go, and swam off. Never had a hook in it at all. It was just holding on to the minnow and fishing line.