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!
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. - Mark Twain