i found the best bait

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by kingcat12, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. kingcat12

    kingcat12 New Member

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  2. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

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    i have found chicken liver works wonders as well along with the almighty meal worm also. but if you looking for the "free bait" them flys work good and going out at night with a flashlight hunting for some red worms just cant beat it.
     

  3. mactheaxe

    mactheaxe New Member

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    the funny thing is, ive caught just as many bluegill on my cat rod with livers on it as i have cats.
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Wax worms seem to be my bait of choice when fishing for bluegills .
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Wax worms work good, but they don't stay on the hooks as good as other type maggots. I like green bottle fly maggots, and earthworms. I raise several kinds of maggots.

    Bill in SC
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Try peeling a crawdad tail and putting a TINY piece on a # 6 or 8 hook,you'll have to beat em away
     
  7. BOTTOM

    BOTTOM Member

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    I dont think there's a better bait for gills!
     
  8. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    crickets and big reds are hard to beat!
     
  9. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    i always use wax worms to catch my gills. but a few weeks back i left some frozen pork chops on top of the deep freeze and forgot about them until i couldnt take the smell anymore. and there were like a billion maggots in there and no meat! and since i was going bluegill fishing i took them with me to save some money on waxworms just curious. and after getting over the fact i was actually messing with maggots i caught the daylights out of bluegill! they tasted delicious too! of course didnt tell the boss what i had caught them on cuz she wouldve never touched them then!:smile2:
     
  10. catmandoo22

    catmandoo22 New Member

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    tiny balled up pieces of bread on a tiny hook...........gets em everytime:wink:
     
  11. rustystinkbaitrules

    rustystinkbaitrules New Member

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    I say you cant beat a microspin rod, 4 - 8lb test line, a small split shot, and a worm.
     
  12. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat Well-Known Member

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    :big_smile::big_smile:
     
  13. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    We had a bag of shrimp that got left in the boat over night and most of the next day before we remembered and threw it in the fridge in the garage . Grandson used peices of it on a little hook and caught a five gallon bucket full of blue gill and little strippers . Smelled like crawdaddys
     
  14. catdaddy007

    catdaddy007 Member

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    Good o'le crickets is what I like best. :big_smile:
     
  15. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    i like cricketts & worms if i have nothin else,but you just can't beat wax worms or any kind of maggot.
     
  16. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    amen to that!
     
  17. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    A tip about maggots. Freshly hatched maggots are very soft like wax worms. If you catch the maggots and put them in sawdust like waxworms come in, they will form a hard "crust" around their bodies and stay on the hook better. Refrigeration also helps, slowing the metamorphosis from maggot to fly. (or whatever other insect the larvae would turn into)

    Bill in SC
     
  18. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    if i peel a crawdad tail,the only thing i,m puttin it on is my tongue.:wink::embarassed::smile2:
     
  19. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    Bill,about how long would they need to be in the saw dust?
     
  20. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Overnight, they start hardening up.

    BB