Thursday, May 26, 2011

West Point Lake Gar Fishing - May 24th 2011 Was A Great Day!

Tuesday May 24th 2011 goes down as one of my very best days of Gar Fishing on West Point Lake. When the sun got high and the wind got up I literally found myself in a Gar nest! Every cast I could have had a chance of catching a Gar, the only problem was it was which ever Gar bit my lure instead rather than the great big Gar I could see and cast at.

My biggest Gar went over 15 pounds but there were much bigger ones for the taking. I could see them through the chop on the water though but who could complain, I was having a blast.

I still love hunting down the monster Gar and that's the way I'll always fish.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

West Point Lake Gar Fishing 18 Pounds 1ounce 51 Inches Gar Today

Today was a scouting day for a guide trip I have coming up next Tuesday with Jeff and his son or sons. Jeff, I spotted some big gals today and I know just where to go for a great day on the water for Tuesday..

I went ahead and got it out of my system early today with a nice 18 pound 1 ounce fighter that measure 51 inches long. Before that I let three Gar get loose that on purpose that you would have been proud to catch as well.

The water temperature is finally got well into the 80's today which means that Gar are getting active rather than sort of lethargic as they have been with the fluctuating water temperatures we've had over that last few weeks.

In summary, it's going to be a great day for you guys and I can't wait to introduce you to the best and most exciting game fish on West Point Lake!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

West Point Lake Gar Fishing - 18lbs-11oz 55 Incher Today

Matt, internet friend and his buddy Josh drove up to LaGrange and spent some time on the water with me today. I wanted so bad for them to both catch a big Gar and we had three chances. I was the only one to snag one and it went 18lbs 11oz and measured 55 inched, thanks to Matt who put the GI Joe Kung Fu grip on it at the boat for me.

This fish had some age on it and could have weighed up to 23 lbs but it was long and shinny with a big head. I enjoyed my day with Matt and Josh and hope to have you guys along again someday.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

2011 Longnose Gar Season Has Begun On West Point Lake

2011 Longnose Gar Season Has Begun On West Point Lake

After about two weeks of Gar sightings I tossed my ropelure in front of this nice 15 pound 51 inch Gar and he splammed it's teeth shut on it. As you can see in the video it layed down for me for a moment then once it was near the boat and saw my ugly face, it stipped out so much line that it found a tangle in my spool just as it can to a stop.

I also saw a fairly large black Gar that nipped at my lure but didn't take it. Then after moving to another location I found Garzilla! She was in about a foot of water, in a spawning mood and wouldn't have a thing to do with my lure.

In the next few weeks after this hopefully last cool front Gar Fishing will begin to really light up, and I can't wait!

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