Hooking bluegills

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by slikk03, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    i was wondering where its best to hook the small to mediam size bluegill ive been hooking them in the lips,do you have a beeter hookup by hooking them below the dorsal fin
     
  2. drews0311

    drews0311 New Member

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    fishing back home in iowa, we always hooked them behind the dorsel fin. thats how the old timers taught me and it usually seemed to work. i also think that it slows the fish down a bit witch alows the flathead to catch them easyer than by hooking them in the mouth
     

  3. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I hook them through the mouth and out the hardest part of the gillplate I can without damaging their gills, so they stay alive longer.

    Good Fishin
    mike