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Chris Gilman

Quick Bio

Hometown: Chisago City, Minnesota
Year Turned Pro: 1996
Currently Representing:

Angler Profile

"Must Have" Rapala Lures and Why:

It depends on the lake or river, but I had to rank my arsenal. Shad Rap® - All sizes and colors. Still the best for casting or trolling. Husky Jerk® - Shallow and deep. I have won a lot of money on these. Original Floater® - There is nothing better for three way rigs in the rivers. Original Hot 'N Tot® - When big fish will bite a lure that is going fast, nothing is better. VMC Fast Grip Hooks - Why miss a fish?

This Year’s Favorite Rapala Lure:

Shad Rap® #5

The One “Go To” Rapala Lure:

Shad Dancer®

Favorite Lake:

Lake Winnebago System

Favorite Fishing Memory:

This question is impossible to answer. A lot of the best days of my life have been spent fishing. Even though I have won a lot of tournaments and titles, some of my favorite fishing memories center around the fishing opener in Northern Wisconsin. Every year since I was 3, we would camp on an island on a small lake in Northern Wisconsin. I would look forward to that weekend for months ahead of time. It was simpler back then. All we had was a canoe, four or five fishing poles, a tent, hatchet, and some tackle. I trapped my own minnows and would stay up all night on the opener hoping to get a walleye. The time spent with family and friends on the Wisconsin opener are some of my greatest fishing memories. Those days taught me a lot of lessons and helped me become who I am today.