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Welp, that idea didnít work #7877375
06/03/23 10:38 AM
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Iím pretty sure Iíve got gar stripping my trot lines,,, I decided to bait with crawdads thinking the gar would not mess with themÖ whatever is stripping my lines took my crawdads too.. Iím running 6/0 eagle claw circle hooks,,, and they are getting around the hooks somehow


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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877444
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Turtles


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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: BigBob] #7877586
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Turtles

X2 stink pots as I call them reek havoc on bait

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877612
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Both gar and turtles can ruin a night of catfishing with dead chubs really fast.

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877658
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Try a couple big treble hooks on your trotline, that should take care of the gar. But check your local fishing regulations first. Lol

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877708
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Gar have very narrow bony mouths and can't really be caught on hooks.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877712
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Minnows?

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877714
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Drop down inside of the hooks . If turtle you would catch one . They cleaning all of your lines ? What time you baiting them ? If to early before dark and using anything but bluegill then blue gills will clean the hooks

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877715
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Gars are the worst, after I set and bait mine I go thru slightly after dark seems like the gars slow down after it gets dark.

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877724
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Use some 3/4lb live bullheads, they'll swim away from them nibblers and big flatheads will suck them right up. AND keep your bait down 6" off the bottom.


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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877746
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Originally Posted by foxkidd44
Iím pretty sure Iíve got gar stripping my trot lines,,, I decided to bait with crawdads thinking the gar would not mess with themÖ whatever is stripping my lines took my crawdads too.. Iím running 6/0 eagle claw circle hooks,,, and they are getting around the hooks somehow


Go gar fishing; no hook needed. Below is a link to the how I used to catch gar. I was fishing from the bank using an eleven foot long surf rod. My technique was quite a bit different than that shown in the video. The fraying of the nylon rope is the important part.



Note to self- Engage brain before opening mouth (or hitting the ENTER key/SUBMIT button).

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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: jbyrd63] #7877955
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Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Drop down inside of the hooks . If turtle you would catch one . They cleaning all of your lines ? What time you baiting them ? If to early before dark and using anything but bluegill then blue gills will clean the hooks

Everything is stripped, even live bluegill about 4-5 inches gone.. Iíve hooked them through the back dorsal fin.. and even tried a technique where you take scissors and cut the tail fin off and then hook them there,,,, Iím using 2 , 1/2 inch nuts for weights to keep the bait towards the bottom. Even crawdads hooked through the tail have been stripped. Iím rebaiting around 6-7 pm.


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we always baited trotlines with crawdads and jack uglies and never had trouble with anything stripping the bait off. But the jig poles had to be baited right before dark because the gar would strip them

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7877991
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Originally Posted by foxkidd44
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Drop down inside of the hooks . If turtle you would catch one . They cleaning all of your lines ? What time you baiting them ? If to early before dark and using anything but bluegill then blue gills will clean the hooks

Everything is stripped, even live bluegill about 4-5 inches gone.. Iíve hooked them through the back dorsal fin.. and even tried a technique where you take scissors and cut the tail fin off and then hook them there,,,, Iím using 2 , 1/2 inch nuts for weights to keep the bait towards the bottom. Even crawdads hooked through the tail have been stripped. Iím rebaiting around 6-7 pm.


Get you some bullheads and hook them up through the roof of their mouth, just behind their "teeth". 8-12" channel cats work good too.


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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7878157
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Crawdads, just ask Catherine

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7878167
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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7878260
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Iíve never cared for those circle hooks, but I know a lot of people have very good luck with them, I prefer the plain style it seems like they ďhookĒ better for me.

Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: Bob_Iowa] #7878262
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
Iíve never cared for those circle hooks, but I know a lot of people have very good luck with them, I prefer the plain style it seems like they ďhookĒ better for me.

X2 I really like the octopus style hooks for set lines.


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Re: Welp, that idea didnít work [Re: foxkidd44] #7878280
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I just finished watching a video on YouTube where a fella was using rubber bands wrapped around his crawdads body,, then putting the hook through the rubber band. Helps keep your bait lively and cuts down on critters stealing your bait.


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