Chumming for bluegill

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    does anyone use a chum or something that attracts gills

    ive herd bread, crackers , and things like that but is there anything else
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Leroy,try taking a can of dogfood and poke a hole through the rim into the side so you can tie a piece of twine to it. Then poke a whole bunch of holes it it all the way around . after this put in the water and adjust for depth ,jiggle as needed to let out more . the gills will flock to it and so will other fish.Just pick up the whole works when you're done and throw it away.
     

  3. aburk

    aburk New Member

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    My Bluegill Chuming Instructions:

    1.Get a paper bag and fill the bottom with a full loaf of bread

    2.Insert a big ass rock into the bag

    3.Tightly tie rope around opening of bag

    4.Lower to desired location

    5.Jerk the hell out of the bag, the weight of the rock will bust through the bottom creating a bread explosion.

    6.DINNER!
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Yoo can get a 25# bag of floating trout pellets at a feed store for about 17 dollars, will last forever.
     
  5. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    in the summer time i throw a hand full of small grasshoppers into the water. This causes the gills to come to surface and eat, this way i get to see how many and how aggressive they are eating. in the winter i throw some range cubes close in, i dont know if this does any good or not but we always catch more gills where we buffalo fish than anywhere else and the only difference is the cubes being chuncked in the water there.
     
  6. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    I have tried canned corn it seems to work.
     
  7. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    take a 3 foot piece of 1 1/2"-2" pvc pipe, put an end piece on 1 end of the pipe, now drill holes (small) throughout the pipe, now put some large pellet dry dog food into it, it atracts all kinds of bait fish, which in return also attracs game fish.
     
  8. Bambu

    Bambu New Member

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    bread works:big_smile:
     
  9. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    Good post,
    I think I will try the can of dog food chum...
    ~ Aquarium fish food should also work... Like sinkin shrimp pellets... What ever makes it to the bottom should attrach some channel cats as well.

    THanks!
     
  10. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    ive chummed 2 ways for gills.

    1: put cracked corn in a burlap (craker/oyster) sack
    2: drop sack into a bucket or trash can and cover with water
    3: let sit for 2 days in sun
    4: remove bag and lower into water where you fish

    it ferments or something that makes it get all stinky, they really like it.

    the less P.C. way.
    1: find a dead-or kill a small animal
    2: take knife and slice open belly
    3: hang from tree approximately 1 ft. above water
    4: wait a few days, come back and fish

    the carcass attracts flies which produce maggots, that eventually start falling in the water.= great fishing


    plz dont think any less of me as a person
     
  11. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    Bagels always worked rather well.
     
  12. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Maybe that fits with your maggot description. "Upchunker" That is the way I feed bluegills and catfish in my pond. A platform on a pole shoved in the water. Dead creatures, road kill, dead guineas, anything you come across can go on the platform. As the flies do their work, the maggots drop in the water. Wah-la, ready supper. No different than fishing with meal worms, catalpa worms, or wax worms. And it don't cost ya nothin' if you have a good stomach. Makes ya try and run down stray cats in the road though for food.