Sunday, August 21, 2005

Good Day At West Point Lake

Selling Cars and Catching Gars!
Ask For Donnie Hinkle "West Point Lake Gar Grabber"

Took another Gar Fishing trip out on West Point Lake today. Talking about hot! But if you fish for Longnose Gar you know that that's the way they like it.

I started fishing at a new spot I discovered this year. It was very muddy from the runoff of recent rains but I managed to catch two and hung a really big one for a brief moment, but as luck would go it never got tangled enough from the start and swam off into the muddy water about as quickly as I hung it.

Then I moved back to one of my favorite honey holes and caught three more. One of which became the fish of the day. Pictures to prove it!

I then scouted around and discovered another new place I've be missing which was right under my nose. Straight accross from the boat ramp I usually put in at. There I caught two more Gar. Over all a very successfull day when you include the discovery of a new fishing hole.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Debbie's First Gar

Selling Cars and Catching Gars!
Ask For Donnie Hinkle "West Point Lake Gar Grabber"

My wife Debbie and I had a few days off together this week. After doing a few things around the house we decided to go out on West Point Lake for a little Gar Fishing.
It started out a little slow with it being a little windy and choppy in my main fishing spot. I did catch one that was 42" and weighed 12lbs-7ozs. I got a chance to break in my new gloves which worked very well. After that I passed on several Gar looking for that big one. I saw a couple of very nice Gar but either I was off target with my cast or the Gar had other things on his mind than my lure.

By about 1:00 pm it was getting very hot but also the wind had calmed down. I could see several Gar cruising the shore line but Debbie was having trouble seeing them with her sunglasses so I let her use my SolarBat sunglasses. It wasn't long before she spotted one and made a good cast to the Gar and it attacked her lure before her very eyes. She was very excited at the sight of the Gar nailing the rope lure while she was watching the action though a good pair of sight fishing glasses. The rest is history.