How deep do bluegill go during the winter?

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by barbel, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    Well the thing is I was hoping to get some bait from my local creek, but to no avail. So far the bluegills and sunfish have decided to stay down lower it seems, since it has been cold. So my question is this: how deep, what kind of habitat, and what kind of baits do bluegills like for the winter months? If you have any information on either lakes or rivers it would be helpful because I have access to both. Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    river temps around here are running 42-46 degree's, and the other day in several ponds i found gills stacked up in 2ft of water. gills, like channels will be stacked up in really shallow water this time of year because the shallow water is warmer than the rest. try to find a little cove or corner of a pond/lake where the wind is blowing to. they will follow the plankton which follows the wind.
     

  3. Ravensmavsfan

    Ravensmavsfan New Member

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    In the coldest months, I've found that in lakes they range from 10 ft to 25ft, depending on how deep the lake is.