How do you use bluegill for bait

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by big cat, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. big cat

    big cat New Member

    Messages:
    36
    State:
    Iowa
    how do use bluegill for bait and what do you catch with it
     
  2. field989

    field989 New Member

    Messages:
    896
    State:
    east central indiana
    WELL.......................

    u can use it whole, cut, filleted, cubed, or whatever ur fancy

    i use it whole and steak style cut

    u catch channels and flats up here, no blues though

    but i have cought channels on a whole gill, the one in my avatar was on a 4 inch whole gill

    but u will catch more flats with a whole gill... IMO

    but with cutbait u could catch both and will probably catch more channels again IMO

    HOPE this helps

    Jeff
     

  3. J.P.M.

    J.P.M. New Member

    Messages:
    16
    State:
    OHIO
    I use them for live bait and I hook them right behind the dorsal fin.
     
  4. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

    Messages:
    1,123
    State:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    I use 3-6" long bluegills, hooked right behind the dorsal fin to avoid hooking them through the spine or vital organs. They stay alive on the hook for quite a while.
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

    Messages:
    3,764
    State:
    Yuma, Arizona
    Big Cat, if you do a search in the library, you can find a few threads on using gills for bait. I use them primarily with the intent to catch big flatheads. I will use them either cut up or I hook them whole in the back just under the fin. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    Messages:
    9,751
    State:
    GC, OHIO
    Live and Cut, check the library. Some great info there for ya.
     
  7. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

    Messages:
    680
    State:
    Missouri
    Stick the hook through the eyes. I have caught channels, blues, flathead, largemouth bass (pb of 6 1/2#), smallmouth bass, turtles, hybrid bass, and gar.

    My pb cat was a 10# blue caught on bluegill head.
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    Messages:
    9,751
    State:
    GC, OHIO
  9. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

    Messages:
    362
    State:
    Trenton, Ohio
    depending onhow big they are will determine where i hook em small ones i hook in tail. big ones i hook through the back.