Bluegill in the winter

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by PAcatty12, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. PAcatty12

    PAcatty12 New Member

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    Hey guys...long time no talk but im heading out tomarrow and was wondering where a good place to get some ( just a few ) bluegills would be for bait in the cold weather???? and how would i get them????
     
  2. IfishFORcatfish

    IfishFORcatfish New Member

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    under docks, in weeds , place with structer. thats where i always find them
     

  3. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    Waters cold so there gonna be in deep water cover or next to ledges or drop offs. Go small red wigglers and ice fishing jigs and wax worms. good luck
     
  4. fishing is fun

    fishing is fun New Member

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    i find mine off docks
    :cool2:
     
  5. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    you will find them in the same places you find them in the summer and spring time. (in the water)!!!!
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Try fishing close to the shore with crickets.
     
  7. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    I have found that a little bitty hook and just a tiny pinch of shrimp does the trick. I never use worms since bait fishing with shrimp works so well. Evenings, I have found, are best.
     
  8. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Try catchim them on dropper loop rigs or off of the bottom with just the hook on teh bottom with a split shot to get it down. I found them not too far from shore but in the deeper drop off areas like in 15-25 feet. I used like a half nightcrawler and done fine. The other day I caught one at almost a pound from the bottom on a crawler.
     
  9. Ice-Berg

    Ice-Berg New Member

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    Ohio,Cinci
    Up north you need either a boat, or some other access to deep water at least 10 ft deep. Unless your fishing a pond or shallow body of water, then just bottom fish the deepest water.
     
  10. fisherman94580

    fisherman94580 New Member

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    Kentucky
    Try around fallin trees and logs in the water...
     
  11. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Another good place can be a city pond. We have one nearby where people are always feeding the fish. There are thousands that swarm up to get a little piece of bread on a small hook. It's like fishing in a barrel.