catching bluegill

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    when i caught a channel i got it on stink bait and i was wondering

    *******i cut open the one belly i saw a small bluegill but i hate trying to to fish for them and dont know where to castnet em

    Help :tounge_out:
     
  2. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    got kids? if you do im sure they would like to catch them. you could go down to the local pond with a UL spinnning rod, and nothing but a hook and a little piece of worm. In under an hour you'll have more than enough bait. the ultralight rod adds a little entertainment.
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    That's generally the way I do it, but if you really want to castnet them, try going to the boat ramp. Throw out a small handful of finely crushed crackers into a small spot, wait 3-5 minutes, and make a cast right over that spot. When I'm trying to catch a couple for bait, the boat ramp's the first place I try.
     
  4. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    normally when im fishing i have my cat poles set up and in the water and then i have one just for bluegills.I have a small circle hook on it and i put a worm on it and catch my bluegills while im catching my cats.
     
  5. CatfishHntr

    CatfishHntr New Member

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    Sucker them in with bread! They luv it! Got couple of choice spot's. When they are enjoying the buffet, CAST NET EM'. Anyboby want some BLUEGILL'S? Good Fising!
     
  6. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    i was kinda thinking of using the cracker method that jtrew suggested :smile2:


    are you saying like pieces of bred or 1 slice floating on top of the water :tounge_out:
     
  7. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    They are game fish here and can't use a cast net. But the bread will work balled up on a long shank 10 hook. Its gotta be fresh and a tiny ball works fine. I myself use the sabiki rig with a micro piece of worm on it, even if the worm comes off they will still hit it. Chum them in with soaked down dry dog food. Around here I'm having a hard time finding them, must be the time of year and the low water has takin away their holding structure. Plenty of bream just no gills. -Jim-
     
  8. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    if you fish in the same place alot find or make cover christmas trees etc and start to feed them every time you go they will stay there
     
  9. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    And if you don't have kids, grab a couple of neighborhood kids and do the same thing. This is what I did with both of my sons when they were younger. Catchinging bait fish was part of their apprenticeship. They loved it.:cool2:
     
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Check your local regulations first. My buddy and I have been toying with the idea of adding trees to some spots in hope of making some flathead structure. I was told though that it's not legal in Az to do it. Im going to check with fish and game to make sure. I'd suggest the same to anyone else.
     
  11. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    I must still be a little kid at heart. I enjoy catching them on an ultra light with a small #10 baitholder eagle claw and a small piece of night crawler. I enjoy catching any fish that wants to tug on my line. :big_smile_2:

    If I need a lot of bait the kids are the first recruits. They love catching blue gills and both are very good at it. That is more fun than one man should be allowed to have. I have a blast watching my kids catch bait. :big_smile:
     
  12. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Yea Leroy, if you don't have the light tackle to catch the gills, it ain't gonna be much fun or productive. My kids, the wife, and me (and my fly rod) have literally caught hundreds of bluegills to use just for bait.

    But, I am taking notice of chumming them in with bread or cracker crumbs and cast netting them; never done it before but I think that's just neat.
     
  13. Parasite

    Parasite New Member

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    Flyrod is the way to go.:big_smile:
     
  14. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    When the water is warmer, I had good success going to the local pond off of the dock with a castnet. The pond isn't very large, and I got about 8 in 20 mins my first time out.
     
  15. BasalCell

    BasalCell New Member

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    I usually catch'em in about 3-4 feet of water with a small hook and dough ball covering the hook. No cork and only a tiny little split shot about 3 inches from the hook... I let it drop and sometimes the little ones will hit it so hard that they'll fly outta the water tryin' to get the bait. LOL

    Like someone else said, check your local regulations, because here in Florida we can't fish with the whole Blue gill, only parts from it and only the angler who catches them can use them as bait.
     
  16. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    try a small trot line about 10 feet long and with about 8 hooks and about 6 to 8 inches apart and use small pieces of worm or bread balls. good luck and hope youre pole stays bent.
     
  17. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    Man I like catchin them gills, those big BULL GILLS are a blast to catch. When the shallow bite drops off, back off to about 10 feet of water, and look for the deeper beds, seems to me that I catch bigger gill in deeper water, when you hook one, they will turn on their side, and swim in circles, for a few seconds, it's a blast.
     
  18. newtothegame2

    newtothegame2 New Member

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    how big should i be using bluegills
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC,Ben glad to have ya. Lots of info here,just cruise the threads. If your referring to size of gills to use for bait ,I like em 3-4" but you might find more folks preferrences under catfishing baits.
     
  20. Catfish_Calvin

    Catfish_Calvin New Member

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    well ive never tried to attach a picture or anything but i hope it works. me and buddy went ice fishing saturday and landed 252 out of 2 holes in 3 hours. we were averaging 2 per minute for a while. it was alot of fun thats for sure.
     

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