Leaping Gar?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brett, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Out for a morning paddle at dawn today, before work,
    saw something I've never run into before. A gar pulling hang time.
    School of minnows being herded down the canal,
    and a 30 inch gar busting up through the middle of them.
    Jumped completely clear of the water 4 times.
    Anyone else ever run into this behavior?
    I always thought gar were ambush/lunge feeders, not active pursuit.  :-?
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    It can only be blamed on the mullet run

    Wait, hold on a minute...

    You still work?

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Not really cut. more like paid to play.
    Been a Land Surveyor for over 35 years.
    Use to work outdoors and sweat for a living.
    Now I'm in the office connecting the dots in AutoCad.
    Paid to make pretty pictures. ;)
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

  5. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

  6. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

    I've seen it at one point or another, but it is rare. Sounds like the bait was packed tight and the gar just couldn't let the opportunity get away. Where was your hookless Zara Spook? That would have been fun.

  7. acraft1720

    acraft1720 I Love microskiff.com!

    Not sure about their range but sturgeon will jump like that and look similar with their pointy nose. Sounds like you may have been seeing gar but we see sturgeon behaving like that all the time.