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Old 06-14-2014, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My kids love em. When is the best time to go?
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lot's of gar activity by the mouth of rock creek lately

at times in low water during the summer you can see some large gar from the fishing area on the north side of the Kankakee dam
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Do you have a boat? If you want to see a lot of Gar, Mazonia is full of them, but only in certain lakes. Pick a hot, sunny day-they like to cruise on top. I've seen several 3 footers. Carp/Gar-Bass-Bullhead (Outhouse) Lakes are the best. Carp/Gar and Bass are attached to Mazon River in flood stage-that's were they came from. I wish they allowed bow fishing at Mazonia to get rid of some of the giant gar and carp.
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Do you have a boat? If you want to see a lot of Gar, Mazonia is full of them, but only in certain lakes. Pick a hot, sunny day-they like to cruise on top. I've seen several 3 footers. Carp/Gar-Bass-Bullhead (Outhouse) Lakes are the best. Carp/Gar and Bass are attached to Mazon River in flood stage-that's were they came from. I wish they allowed bow fishing at Mazonia to get rid of some of the giant gar and carp.


Way too many carp/gar out there
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Gar are a pre historic native species that fill a needed niche in the waters they live in .
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The best place to see gar in numbers is at the Channahon Parkway State Park from the middle of the bridge over the I & M canal where the canal and the DuPage river come together.

The gar surface there in the white water I guess to grab stuff that has just come over the spillway. The first time I saw it, I thought they were northerns! Big excitement with that!
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Gar are a pre historic native species that fill a needed niche in the waters they live in .
Agreed. Not every body of water should be chock full of bass.

I am also surprised that people don't fish for them more; they are tricky to hook and provide pretty good fight being very strong wiry animals. I've even read that they are good eating (although I've only managed to hook 2 in my life, so I have not tried them).
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I am of the firm belief that all species of fish are prehistoric.
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Yes lots of them are but gar where the ones that survived what the dinos didn't.
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That's why they are Prehistoric
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