Gar Are Sportfish? Who Knew?
Bob McNally 08.16.16
America has a wide variety of gar, especially in the warmer parts of the nation. Most are considered a nuisance by sport anglers targeting other species such as bass and walleyes, stripers, and trout.
Gar are so disliked by so many fishermen that in most states they’re considered “rough fish” and can legally be shot by archery tackle, with little regard to size and limits.
Occasionally gar are caught by anglers as they cast for sportfish, and this long nose gar did just that. It hit a leadhead jig with a grub tail, and the ensuing fight was worthy of many more touted fish species.