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BemmaB363

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BemmaB363

Hey all, I'm headed out today, but need to make a "quick" stop at Gander Mt.... shocked.gifI was wondering what colors are working best for jigs. I'm thinking about fishing from around Beanie's up to Bayport. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

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tommyk

Glow/Chartreuse Lindy MaxGaps with the red hooks are what I have been using with a variety of Gulp! all year.

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Big Jeff

pink and also orange have been good to me, and sometimes even colored hooks.

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BemmaB363

Thanks. I made it out, but didn't do well at all. I only got a couple white bass. I was switching jig colors and using fatheads and tried 3" Gulp chart minnows. I also did some trolling with no luck. I didn't see anyone else catching anything in the areas I was in. I keep reading the reports and it sounds like others are doing very well, so I'm not sure what I'm doing/not doing. It's very humbling, but still great to be on the river, especially without all the pleasure boaters!

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