Shortnose Gar are usually greenish-brown in color, but the shades can vary to being more olive or even browner in color, due to water conditions such as the algae, and even the fishes main diet choice. They are a prehistoric looking fish, and in fact that is exactly what they are, as they have been around since the days that the early dinosaurs roamed the planet.
Shortnose Gar tend to live in larger rivers as well as some lakes, in rivers they like to hang around the slower pools and eddies. In the water they live they are often seen floating slightly above or near the waters surface, very much like an alligator does, when seeking out prey in a stealthy manner.
Depending upon where they live, water temperature and other such conditions, Shortnose Gar usually spawn in the month of June, though they may spawn slightly earlier or later. A favorite food of the Shortnose Gar is; live fish that live in their feeding area, crayfish, crabs, small ducks and other birds that land onto the waters surface.
When fishing for Shortnose Gar, a favorite bait among many fishermen is using live bait fish, the same type that live in the area where they are going fishing for the Shortnose Gar. They can give a very fierce battle when reeling in, and are also dangerous when placed into a boat alive, and when reeled onto shore. Many anglers shoot them or use some other method to kill them, before trying to place them into their boat, or when removing the hook, since it’s almost as dangerous and trying to handle a small alligator.
There is a website that describes Shortnose Gar and numerous other fish caught throughout the USA. Learn about habitat, the best baits and lures, best time of day to fish for them, and much more great info, this website is called: Fishing Stringer – and it may be found at this url: http://www.fishingstringer.com
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Robert W. Benjamin has been an avid fishermen for years, in fact in 2010 he went on almost 50 different fishing trips, to ponds, lakes and rivers. Robert enjoys catching everything from panfish such as crappies and bluegill, to bullheads, catfish, eels, pickerel, walleye and numerous other fish. If you want to increase your chances of catching more of your favorite fish, visit the website below: