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Christopher Quast

What is everyone using lately in central mn for gators?

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I know this can vary from lake to lake ,but was mostly wondering what type of bait has been working for everyone whether it be artificial or live and if artificial what colors work best in the spring and which type of baits?

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I have been catching quite a few on small spinnerbaits and shallow raps (jointed and strait)twiched over new weed beds.

Been using a bass rod and a floro leader.

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+1 for Spinnerbait's and Shallow Raps.

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I got a nice one trolling a firetiger shad rap along a breakline, caught a couple casting spinnerbaits and one on a red eye shad

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We're getting alot of pike on spinnerbaits in the weeds. We're also getting quite a few on jigs and ringworms while fishing walleyes. X-raps have been working great too...gives you a little more hover time when the fish are more hesitant. Finally, caught some really nice pike a couple of days ago while musky fishing using Phantoms, Magic Makers, Hellhounds and the like. Natural colors like perch have been great. White has also been good, as has the wilder stuff like firetiger and orange.

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Jig and a minnow, has been the trick.

Sounds simple, but she works.

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