I was reminded of this on July 9, 2011, as Brendan Handy and I went on a night fishing trip with them at Lake Perry, just east of Topeka, KS. We first stopped by Walmart to get a few supplies and then headed out to a spot on the lake by a marina. The spot is a notorious crappie hole, but we only had one crappie on this adventure as they were much deeper than we were fishing.
However, we still had a lot of success fishing in this spot, albeit from a variety of different fish than we were expecting to catch. One species of fish that we caught that was particularly interesting was a gar, which is a long, boney fish with a long beak filled with razor sharp teeth. Definitely not your typical fish, and this was in particular was special because of its size.
John Abbott also pulled in a nice 2-3 pound largemouth bass, and between the four of us we caught a large variety of fish, including gar, bass, crappie and bluegill. John, David and Brendan were using lures while I used worms, which weren't as effective as I'd hoped but still got quite a few bites.
We also saw more gar later on that night swimming near us, but didn't catch any more.