This past Saturday I decided to take my little cousin fishing with me and it turns out he did a whole lot better than me… First we went carp fishing with bow and arrow, I killed a yellow one and used it as bait. My cousin killed a white one (herbivore) and took it home (that one was not for bait) and we walk around the creek and he spots a gar. At first I thought it was an average sized gar but when that thing took off boy was I surprised.
Then afterwards when we go fishing on rod and reel (with my common carp as bait) he is able to hook himself onto a smaller gar which I think kept my cousin a little entertained, it seemed as if it put up a decent fight!
As for me, I was able to get a gar take my bait, I saw my line speeding to the left of my boat and after a while a decided it was time to set the hook… I did that and retrieved very little of my line before it got stuck onto some trees underwater, I was not able to land him!
here are the pictures, I will let them do the rest of the talking!
the smaller gar was released and the bigger one will become food for us!