Cal, you ain't the only one that catch Gar in a cast net. I did that one, in about 6" of water. Managed to get my net over the front half of it, saw the tail flop as soon as the net hit the water.
I can honestly say that I
have never lost a net to a gar. However.....
Cal, you remember that net I rescued from below Keystone dam? I let on the neighbor kids borrow it a few weeks ago. Never saw the net again. He told me about a week ago that he had the rope wrapped around his arm, but didn't have his wrist in the loop. He managed to get "something", big and fishy. It took off, with the net. The kid found the net the next day, downstream of where he lost it in the creek, with a huge hole in the netting.
Then he tells me he was netting Gar to get them out of his hole.
At least it wasn't MY
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