Told by paw in law NCPEIRMAN:
This is my daughter in law becky who has moved here with my son a few months ago and has steadily began to fish for rough fish with us.
On this day march 20th 2011 we were fishing the new river in jacksonville north carolina from a boat,our bait of choice fishing for bowfin and gar is whole or cut finger mullets on a 2/0 circle or alaskan hook with out any sinkers,she was using a medium heavy rod her husband bought her with 20 pound power pro braided line with a 50 pound braided leader.
We hit a 22 foot hole with a ton of activity on the surface and the fishing commenced,20 minutes in beckys rod starts to run and like a pro she let it have the bait till it ran 2 times stopped and turned the bait and took off again.
Becky hit it when it began to run and the fight was on :) 15 minutes later in the boat comes a beautiful long nose gar at 38.5 inches long ;) her second gar, but her best gar so far,hopefully there will be many many more big gar to come for her and us as well,her husband tim (my son ) landed a 45.5 12 pound long nose a few days before.