Longnose Gar-the “alternate species”.Posted on June 23rd, 2022
I love to target all fish species. One of the most unique native fish in Ontario is the Longnose Gar. This fish has a long bony snout and scales like a snake.
They can often be seen cruising the shallow waters of the Great Lakes in June when they stage for spawning.
This is an ideal time to cast sub-surface swimming minnow-like crankbaits. One of my favorite is the #11 Original Rapala. While you can get many Gar to snap at the lure, few are hooked in the snout and the ones that are usually throw the hook as they get airborne.
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