Best baits to catch bluegills

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by joe shmoe, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. joe shmoe

    joe shmoe New Member

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    i need to know the best baits for catching bluegills by sat.
     
  2. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    Mealworms or Redworms work quite well for bluegills
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Crickets also works well to.
     
  4. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    I have the best luck with crickets.
     
  5. Supafox

    Supafox New Member

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    This time of year here I use small grass hoppers. You might even catch a couple bass or even a catfish.
     
  6. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    worms work good... flys on a fly pole work good to
     
  7. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    berkley makes power wigglers I like the pink ones.
     
  8. joe shmoe

    joe shmoe New Member

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    thx ill try some of them
     
  9. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    been tearin up around here on wax worms.
     
  10. catstalker459

    catstalker459 New Member

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    been doin good on beemoth and red worms here in indiana
     
  11. Cat Man Joe

    Cat Man Joe New Member

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    Id have to agree with Brandon. I think meal worms work the best. Get a eal small hook and they fit on there perfectly. Good luck!!
     
  12. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    get a small jar of crappie nibbles,I like the yellow ones the best.just use a size 10 hook and put 1 nibble on the hook and if there are gills around you will catch them,also you dont have to worry about trying to keep anything alive and can keep them in your tacklebox and have bait when you need it,hope this helps you out
     
  13. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I agree redworms and a #8 or smaller hook but preferably a flyrod and tackle will take the most!:wink:
     
  14. fordman49450

    fordman49450 New Member

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    I use wax worms on a black gnat fly fishing hook size 10​
     
  15. vandellchuck

    vandellchuck New Member

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    i wouls have to say crickets is my #1 favorite. and then waxworms.
     
  16. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Good old Canadian Nightcrawlers cut on #8 Aberdeens from Eagle Claw.:0a23:
     
  17. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    Catching bluegill with a rod and reel or pole and line is OK if you got lots of patience and just want to kill some time...

    If you need the smaller fellows for bait, don't waste time with hooks and bait... just get one of them floaties that you put chlorine tabs inside of for the pool... stuff it with crumbled stale bread and just toss it out into the water where the bluegill frequent. Wait until the floatie is being banged around pretty good by the 'gills, making it move and bounce a little. Then, simply toss your cast net over the floatie and pull up your bait, floatie and all. Works every time!
     
  18. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Thanks gotta try that.:0a23:
     
  19. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    We kill em with red worms and crickets...

    Good Fishin
    mike
     
  20. Redb

    Redb New Member

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    We use either crickets or red worms.