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GonePecan
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Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?



I just had one in my decoys






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wickowick
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


I think they will still feed till the water tamp gets around 65 degrees.





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HebertFest08
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


man we had gators in the "canaervon" side of reggio damn near at the end of the season last year. Haven't seen much this year, but they are definitely there. Have to watch b/c of the dogs. Canaervon has much more fresh water than the the other side (meaning other side of the road with hopedale etc.)





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LSU Tigershark
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


I've had gators get 2 ducks so far this yr





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Geauxtiga
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


I had to race one to take white perch off of my yo-yo's a week ago. Like Wick said, the water temps are still warm.

It takes several days of cold weather to really affect the water temp.






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wickowick
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


The gators can be out if the water temps are under 65, they just won't be feeding...





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Pectus
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


Nooe. They're still out. Just lethargic.





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GetMoney11
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


I only make a few marsh hunts a year but the lake we hunt has 3 12'+ gators that have been sighted this season.

Ive heard horror stories from some old timers about dogs getting pulled down. Lately ive had vivid nightmares about my lab getting taken out by a gator.

Freaks me out






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CootKilla
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


Had as in past tense or had as in history?





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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


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Ive heard horror stories from some old timers about dogs getting pulled down. Lately ive had vivid nightmares about my lab getting taken out by a gator.


My sis saw her neighbor's golden retriever get snatched by a gator in South Carolina. Said it was an awful sight to see. Neighbors were mad because Sis didn't intervene to save the dog.






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choupiquesushi
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re: Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?


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Isn't it a little too cold for gators to be out?
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Ive heard horror stories from some old timers about dogs getting pulled down. Lately ive had vivid nightmares about my lab getting taken out by a gator.


My sis saw her neighbor's golden retriever get snatched by a gator in South Carolina. Said it was an awful sight to see. Neighbors were mad because Sis didn't intervene to save the dog.




Old timers didn't use dogs as much as we do now.....and gator attacks on retrievers very rare.....

Feeding and attacking are twomdifferent things

But 62 degrees is the magic number






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