Well then what the heck does Ganondorf fish for??? Jabs??? Flame Choke and Wizard's Foot both have this issue, dash attack is not anything to write home about either, and his SH uair/bair are passable but lack duration.
Jab is actually pretty great if he doesn't come in with a down tilt, as is a grab. SHFF forward air or back air are my favorites, especially forward air. It's not really an easy matchup, but it's doable. It reminds me a lot of playing Ganondorf vs. Fox in Melee, though the comparison isn't perfect. Most of the matchup relies on putting your fist where you think your opponent will be, and you can't afford to make too many mistakes. On the other hand, your opponent only has to mess up a couple times before they're kissing the blast zones.