Best we found.
June 01, 2014 at 9:52pm
Years ago we fished for alligator gar in the Calcasieu Ship Channel. We started out using only mullet and would catch them in cast nets. Then when mullet were hard to come by we fished with shrimp on the bottom and used croakers, speckled trout and redfish. There was no size limit back then. We would always throw the hardheads back int the water.
Then one night we couldn't catch any mullet, croakers, speckled trout or redfish so we kept the hardheads.
They turned out to be the best bait we ever used. The crabs left them alone and they lasted for much longer than any other fish we had ever used. The gar loved them. We caught more gar on hardheads than we ever caught on the other fish.
Just letting you know so you could give them a try.