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Fishing: Landing longnose gar without using a hook offers a new challenge

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Are you looking for a different fishing challenge? I recommend longnose gar. I believe they’re one of the ugliest and toughest of all freshwater fish. The name actually comes from the long and narrow snout, filled with needle-like teeth. Their body is long and cylindrical and covered with diamond-shaped, hard, overlapping scales. Their attitude when on the end of a rod will challenge an angler’s tackle and his/her abil­ities. Right now, just an hour’s drive ...

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