How to hook a bluegill head

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by riverfishing, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. riverfishing

    riverfishing New Member

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    ive never used bluegill heads before and i was wondering how do u hook them?? i heard of hooking them through the snout.... but what exaclty is the snout nad how to hook it through it....thanks
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Gary
    Ian when I use them or even whole gills I put it thru the eyes, that way if I want to heave it as hard as I want I dont have to worry about them comming off.
     

  3. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    When I Use Bluegill Heads ,i Usually Hook Them Throu The Eye Sockets Or Throu The Mouth. Good Luck
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Like the others guys mentioned and you can also hook them in the meat where you cut the head off. You can not sling your bait when it hooked like that but you can still cast it.
     
  5. riverfishing

    riverfishing New Member

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    alright thanks for the info
     
  6. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    Be sure you use a hook size that has a good portion of the point exposed.
     
  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    or you can hook um in the mouth and out between the eyes
     
  8. riverfishing

    riverfishing New Member

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    alright im going fishing tommarow ill try
     
  9. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Good Luck To You Brother
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i cut the head off at an angle from just behind gill plates down to the rectum run hook all the way thru the mouth out the gills and put the hook in the gut sack with most of the hook expose like a store bought sassy shad
     
  11. BigCatDreaming

    BigCatDreaming New Member

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    I would hook them through the eyes or sometimes inside their cavity and through their back. I suppose its may be personal preference for some people
     
  12. georgiamike

    georgiamike New Member

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    What size hook do you guys use for gill heads?