you can make it easy if you want just use 2 or 3 cans of sweet corn, and chum a half handful every 10-15 min. i fish light line(4lb) and small j hooks with the smallest split shot you can get away with.
its a fish eat fish world out there, i respect all fish regardless of their species. that said i use common carp and smallmouth buffallo for alligator gar bait. why? because thats what alligator gar eat.
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