Finding Active Gar
If you're interested in catching some gar, timing is everything.   Longnose gar in northern climates seem to activate during the middle portions of the day.  You may encounter a school of gar during the morning - let's say while bass fishing - cast to them and not get any response.    This is pretty normal.   By returning to the same area around noon or 1 pm, you will usually find that the gar are actively chasing and hitting.   I often find gar at their most active from around noon to 4 pm.   Hot, calm sunny days are the best for gar fishing.