Wow don't go in the Trinity River! We have Long Nose gar up here. They have lots of teeth just not that big! up here the best way to catch them is with a rope. You take a rope and shred the end about 6". Throw it out the shredded end and when the gar chump down on it they get their teeth snarled in the rope. You just have to pull them in. No hooks needed. I have never tried this method, but others have.