Bluegill trick

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by stinky fingers, May 17, 2007.

  1. stinky fingers

    stinky fingers New Member

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    Hi all. I'm new the BOC so I don't know if you have ever heard of this trick. When using Bluegill for bait alot of times the Bluegill will stop swimming and just sit there on the bottom. Keep him swimming by cutting off the pelvic and pectoral fins on one side before tossing him out. The Bluegill won't be able to balance himself so he will keep swimming. Usually in circles. Good luck.
     
  2. Rockjumper

    Rockjumper New Member

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    Thats funny, meaning I never had bluegill stop swimming till they died!, I have had suckers and creekchubs just sit there though. Here is a trick I use, I fish a river alot, and I fish current, I hook my bait through the mouth and the current does the rest, dead or alive, they are connected to a three way with a drop sinker, the current gives the bait life.........works for me all the time............:wink:
     

  3. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    interesting...thanks for the tip!
     
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Larry, welcome to the BOC.
     
  5. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Larry...

    Ol' Man
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    When someone asks me what I think, I tell them: "I think all of the meat around a pig's butt is pork." (Tim Early)
     
  6. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    nice to have you larry. i cant wait to go decapitatin' a gill in the name of catfishin' research. good tip.
     
  7. GETHOOKED

    GETHOOKED New Member

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    Great tip, have used it before. works great with fresh bait. Only bad thing is you have to have a good amount of bait ready because they will tire pretty fast and end up giving up. This will make ya change baits more frequently. They do produce in the first 15-30 minutes though quite well. Makes ya just think of NEMO doesnt it?!:0a23:
     
  8. criggster

    criggster New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to give it a try next time I'm out with some gills. I've also heard that scraping the scales up on their sides helps release scent and get them moving.
     
  9. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Never tried that one, but will give it a try next time.
     
  10. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    My uncle told me that when he used to chase after flatheads, they'd make vertical cuts along the fish, just enough to break the skin, so that they'd release blood into the water, and attract the bigger fish. Has anyone ever tried that?
     
  11. bnorth

    bnorth New Member

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    Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, just keep swim-ming swim-ming swim-ming...
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    thx for sharing your tip with us bro. welcome to the brotherhood.
     
  13. FIXXER

    FIXXER New Member

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    welcome to the boc larry thanks for the tip
     
  14. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat Active Member

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    I like that one never heard it before. It makes sense
     
  15. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    in calm water, i have also hooked them 'upside down'- makes em try to right themselves continually. it does tire them out sooner, but might exaggerate the distress signal they are sending out too, which is a beautiful thang!
     
  16. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
    THX for the tip.