I have never fished in your area but right now the Gills are getting pretty active. Fish close to structure such as docks,over hanging tree limbs,sunken timber,brush piles,and retainer walls. I am catching Gills in water 4 to 8 feet deep close to docks. I use a size six cricket hook with a size five shot,and six pound test line. I also use ultra light rod and reel. I use half a night crawler Texas Rigged. I fish off of the bottom. If Gills are in the area you will know pretty fast. They are a very aggressive fish. Good luck and let us know how you do.
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