Been bass fishing with a buddy on some small golf course ponds. We've seen some big bass and the smallest of bass. We totaled just over 75 bass in 3 days, only fishing for a few hours each day. All we have used is ultralight gear. 5 foot rod, 6lb line, 1/8oz inline spinner. I'll let the pictures do the talking. (The last picture was not from a recent trip, but was caught on ultralight gear).
That last fish was a real bucket mouth. Well done!
What did you catch the gar on? I've had a number of near catches with those lately, but they can never grab hold of what I'm offering. Planned on switching to the fly. Was going to try some nylon rope flies.