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what is the best hook to use with alligator gar?

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    what is the best hook to use with alligator gar?

  • #2
    1/0 to 3/0 circle hooks. I like Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp.

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    • #3
      muzzy gar points.

      On a rod and reel use about 4"-5" of frayed nylon rope without hooks.

      no joke.

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      • #4
        teufelhunden is correct. I had a Great-uncle who taught me this "trick" years ago. They bite down on the rope and it wraps around their mouth "hooking" them.

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        • #5
          Yup, frayed nylon rope, no hooks is the best bet.

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          • #6
            If using a hook I go with 5/0 or 6/0 Circle Hook, Scale down the hook size if they are smaller, but with the big one's 50+ lbs go with a larger hook.

            If you are going with artificial tackle the rope trick mentioned by several other posters works very well, I make a skirt for a large spinnerbait with the frayed frop and real it very fast to break the waters surface to initiate some very aggressive strikes.

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            • #7
              Agreed with Big O and + 1 for you sir!!!

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