In many areas of the Great Lakes it’s common to spot Longnose Gar feeding near the surface all summer long. Anglers fishing the shallows of Lake Ontario (especially the eastern basin – Bay of Quinte/St. Lawrence River), the Ottawa River System & St. Lawrence (Lake St. Pierre, Lake St. Francis, etc.), Lake Erie and Lake Huron (especially in Georgian Bay), can enjoy some exciting and challenging fishing trying to hook these bony-beaked fish. Over the years I have tried many ways of catching them. I have tied nylon-stranded flies, I have tried fishing a variety of artificial lures, but I found that even if I got the gar to strike at my lures, I could not hook them or hold them on (especially after they made a jump or two). Recently I started using the Original Rapala in the #9 size and it seems to have just the right size treble hooks that are the right distance apart to actually hook the gar pike and hold them on. I still loose fish, but I land most of them. After 23-years of doing the Canadian Sportfishing TV show, I finally shot a show angling for gar pike. That show will show viewers all of the tips on locating gar and catching them efficiently.