Sunday, January 02, 2011

West Point Lake Gar Fishing 2010

2010 was an especially interesting of Gar Longnose Fishing season for sure. The lake was full; very full all year long and Gar Fishing changed with the new water level.

I saw and hung the largest Gar this season than any year before but keeping them on my rope lure presented a whole new problem for me.

When you snag the big girl on a rope lure it’s very obvious how smart these older fish are. They has a unique ability to back up in the water while thrashing back and forth to try to loosen the tangle they’ve found themselves in and and this year it worked more for the Gar than it did for me.

Because of my lose of several giant Gar I’ll be looking to change my lure style, length, thickness or texture for more tooth grip. I’m also considering and rather large live bait for the first time to try to increase the size of the Gar landed. No matter what I decide it’s going to be and interesting challenge as every Gar season before and been and I’m sitting here thinking of how I CAN’T WAIT!

Here are some of my big Gar or most memorable highlights from years passed to get you and me both eager for the 2011 season to begin.

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Chris's first Gar 48 inches & 15lbs #2
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Timmy Gar Black Gar #4  5-24-07





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June 12th 2007 19lbs-4ozs & 55inches long



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8-13-08 Shelley's Gar 16lbs-8oz & 52 inches Long
Donnie & Julie Double 4-22-08 Gar Girls

Debbie Gar



22lb-3oz & 58 inches 5-27-08 #2

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June 10th, 2008 22lbs-11oz & 51 inches long


June 1st, 2008 Debbie's Gar #1

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June 4th, 2008 Clint's Gar 22lbs-5ozs & 50 inches #5

June 12th 2007 17lbs-10ozs & 51inches Longs
June 4th, 2008 Clint's Gar 22lbs-5ozs & 50 inches #1

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June 4th, 2008 Clint's Longnose Gar 13lbs-15ozs & 49 inches

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Shelley's Black Gar

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West Point Lake Gar 21lbs-13oz & 52 inches
21 lbs-13ozs & 52 Inches 6-17-09

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June 22nd, 2008 17lbs-4ozs & 49 Inches 004

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Brad Lipham On Bait Caster 6-21-09

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Clint Catches 14lb Gar

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Timmy's Gar



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18lbs-1oz 53.5 inches 5-18-10 Nylon Rope Lure

20lbs-2ozs 52 Inches 6-7-10
Connie's Gar 7-20-10 #2

Gar On Fly #7
Gar On Fly Release#3

Shelley 14lbs 6-7-10#2
Shelley Landing Gar 6-7-10#2

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