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fillmoregandt
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Are gators back out now that its so hot?

Do they do that? With it being so warm lately, can they be active again, or would they still be too sluggish to do anything.


PBeard
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Saw and hit plenty of them with the boat over Thanksgiving.


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GonePecan
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
I don't think theve gone in yet where we hunt


choupiquesushi
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
takes sustained water temps below 62....

and... that ain't happened....


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LSU Tigershark
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Lost 3 ducks so far to gators. Last year, saw 2 gators swimming on January 28, last weekend of duck season. Crazy


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Capt ST
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
We watched an 11'er eat a 3'er in our boat shed the other day. Plenty of active gators in the marsh right now, water is in the upper 60s.


nathannb22
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Does this scare any of y'all that bring a dog? I may just be paranoid, but it scares the shite out of me.


Chad504boy
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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I may just be paranoid, but it scares the shite out of me.


how you think the dog feels?


nathannb22
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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How you think the dog feels?


He's usually pretty ecstatic about going after the ducks. But then again I guess he doesn't get on the OB so he wouldn't know the gators are active again.


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Capt ST
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Wife and kids watched ours get eaten right off the dock a few years ago. Thankfully BP spill thinned them out right after that.


Nascar Fan
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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but it scares the shite out of me.

I just can't imagine one of them frickers getting my dog. I've hunted some places full of them & have been lucky i guess. I'll still take him hunting on warm days but he stays on a leach


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choupiquesushi
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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Does this scare any of y'all that bring a dog? I may just be paranoid, but it scares the shite out of me.



I been around this.. since 1978... often hunting 80% of the days in a season.. I am only aware of two dogs being attacked by gators... one in TX and one in kramer...


my dog.. once wouldn't get in the water..... she just barked at us... we soon saw why....

both of the dogs I am aware of that got attacked were "bank running" when they got attacked..


Langston
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Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Ive walked up on two wading in chest deep water while duck hunting. The first one eased under water right away and it was pretty scary since I couldnt move very fast. The other just stayed there. It was between me and the bank, so I took the long way around Wouldnt they be sluggish even if they were out? That why I figured neither messed with me.


BayouBandit24
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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The first one eased under water right away




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treble hook
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
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Wife and kids watched ours get eaten right off the dock a few years ago




I'm doing my best to decrease the alligator population in central LA


wickowick
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re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
A 6 footer was witnessed trying to take a dog off the dock in my neighborhood on the Diversion. It was disposed of shortly after by a trapper. The person that saw the gator said it came a couple of feet out the water, bit there was an unsubstantiated rumor that other neighbors were feeding the gator.


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deathvalleygrassmmmm
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2011
470 posts

re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
saw a bunch last weekend moving around. saw one from a distance that looked to be at least 8 feet long. My FIL said that he saw was that was 10-11 feet long in a bayou near where he deer hunts.


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Redfish2010
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Member since Jul 2007
13274 posts

re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Seen about 30 near our blinds


lsufanintexas
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Member since Sep 2006
4038 posts

re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
The population has exploded significantly but man I do love me some alligator sauce picante


34venture
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Member since Mar 2010
9413 posts

re: Are gators back out now that its so hot?
Every time I see this picture I automatically trade the trout out for a gator and imagine a dog instead of a bait. I would never bring my pup to the marsh, although I only hunt marsh once a year.

Image: http://www.finefishart.com/images/openinvitationu.jpg


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