What’s the best bait for garfish?
Small whole fish such as sprats, sandeels or whitebait work very well for catching garfish. Fish strips such as mackerel and herring are also effective, as are lugworm, ragworm and prawns. Artificial baits such as spoons or devon minnows can also be used to catch garfish.
Are gar fish hard to catch?
These long-beaked, tooth-laden dinosaurs of freshwater can be a blast to catch–if you know how. Hooking a gar is damn near impossible. The bony bills on these fish resist penetration from hooks, no matter how sharp. With that in mind, savvy anglers know that entanglement baits are the way to go.
Are gar worth eating?
The flesh of the alligator gar is white and firm with a mild taste, comparable to the flesh of many sport fishes that anglers eat. Commercial fisheries exist for the alligator gar in some southern states — a testament to its use as table fare.