Joined: 24 Mar 2006 Posts: 105 Location: Inside The Beltway
Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:10 pm Post subject: Garfish
Tell us Yanks about these Garfish, please. They look small and skinny. Do they fight like rats and hit like lightning the way Chain Pickerel do? Also, do you eat them? I like fish with teeth in general but they look so frail. How big do they get? We have Gar in this country. Several species and a few get into the hundreds of pounds. _________________ Bob Abrams
Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 376 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:23 pm Post subject: Re: Garfish
Tell us Yanks about these Garfish, please. They look small and skinny. Do they fight like rats and hit like lightning the way Chain Pickerel do? Also, do you eat them? I like fish with teeth in general but they look so frail. How big do they get? We have Gar in this country. Several species and a few get into the hundreds of pounds.
Garfish are small fish compared to your gar. They are usually a pound or so and a 2 lbs. specimen is a trophy. But they are feisty fighters and take a fly willingly - and come in great numbers. You may call them skinny, but they are just shaped like that. Very long and very slender. They are strong and fast, which makes them fun to catch.
They don't hit like lightning - rather the opposite. They pick up a fly slowly and several times and only rarely stick to the fly unless you fish very small flies.
Friday august 22 I'll be back in Denmark. Trying to get some seatrout, garfish hopefully and try to get a Mullet on North Langeland. I bought the DVD "Fly Fishng for Mullet" and as usual it looks simple. Gonna give it a try but if anyone has any suggestions i'll be glad to ty them.
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:03 pm Post subject: Garfish september
Sorry for my late report. I did catch some garfish in Denmark (near Haderslev). It took a few days for me to realize that all the takes i missed in the beginning of the evenings were in fact garfish. I switched to my garfish strings and that got me a few. I had all the takes on an orange shrimp (and nice also a 55 cm seatrout).
I had heard mullet are shy but when i got to North Langeland they were in the South. Thas what i call shy. However i caught some seatrout and saw some flat fish wonder around.
Now it's back to dreaming and hoping time passes quickly until april's back.
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