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Hello,

Anyone know if the redtails are doing any action on Gull or is

it shiners that are producing?

Darl Ekstrom

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Typically redtails are not readily available in the winter. They are a river minnow that is seined, which is a little tough with ice cover. I have tried them a little at early ice without much success. My theory is when the water is this cold in the winter the walleyes prefer a slower minnow like a shiner. Even well into May in the open water season I think this holds true. I like to fish chubs from late May through October. In the winter most of the time we fish golden shiners, fatheads, and rainbows.

Jason Erlandson

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Jason is absolutely right...

Right now the bite is on smaller golden shiners and fatheads...

Also, the bite has slowed a bit from a few weeks ago.. I am still catching a few walleyes just about every evening or early morning... I have also moved a bit deeper....I think all of the traffic on Gull with the noise really does affect the walleyes... A few weeks ago I was catching most of my fish in 15 - 18 ft of water... Now most are coming from 22 - 24 ft of water..

Being very quiet at the prime bite time (4 - 6 pm and 6 - 9 am) does make a big difference!!!

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Is rainbows a fathead? Not sure if I want to pick a scoup of

them also????

Thank you very much for the information Jason and Joel

Daryl Ekstrom

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Rainbows are not a fathead....different minnow.. I had good success with them last year on a small jig when fishing slowed down in late January... they are a pretty small minnow.. Fatheads are darker and a bit larger. Both are good baits.

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Thanks Joel, obviously we do not have them around the Metro area. I think I will give them a try when we go up there.

Daryl Ekstrom

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