MITE BE A FAVORITE NEW FISH!!!!

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by LEROYDOZOIS, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    THESE LITTLE BUGGERS FIGHT LIKE :0a19: AND TO BOOT JUST ABOUT ANY SETUP WILL CATCH THE BULLGILLS:smile2:

    (CAUGHT 7 BULL GILLS AND THEY TASTED SCRUMSHIOUS :roll_eyes:)

    THE ONLY THING THAT TURNED ME AWAY FROM TARGETING THEM IS I THOUGHT WORMS WERE $5 FOR A DOSEN AND IT WAS THE ONLY BAIT FOR EM......

    MAGOTS AND CRICKETS ARE THE 2 BEST BAITS HERE FOR EM AND I CAN HARVEST THEM EASILY :wink:



    AS I SPEAK I HAVE CRICKETS HATCHING IN MY LITTLE BREEDING TANK AND A BIO TANK STUP FOR GETTING THE MAGGOTS

    GONA SEE WHICH ONE IS EASIER TO MAINTAIN!!!!!

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE MY SETUPS IL GET PICTURES FOR YA !!!!!!!!!!!!!



    LeRoy
     
  2. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    heck yeah, I want to see some pics:wink:...i used to eat 'gills all the time when I was growing up. they are some good eating.
     

  3. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    bluegill's are a great fighting fish get yourself a 4 foot ultralite pole and a little shimano spinning reel with 2# test for the hook's i use the gold egg hooks for trout and smash the barb down that way if i gut hook them you can still unhook the little guy's:wink:
     
  4. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i agree gills can be alot of fun...at times i target just gills not for bait but just to have fun maybe a few to take home for dinner
     
  5. NKYflattie

    NKYflattie New Member

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    I just cleaned 37 yesterday that i caught at a farm pond. They are fun as can be to catch on ultralights and great to eat.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Leroy fishing for bluegill can be very rewarding, and exciting. All the things you mentioned in your post will catch a lot of bluegill. Several years ago a friend and I targeted bluegill with fly rods and imitation crickets and Nat's. We caught hundreds and had a ball. Once you get the equipment its not expensive after that.
     
  7. bent_pole

    bent_pole New Member

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    I had never used an ultralite untill recently and didnt realize what i had been missing. I was catching some nice bluegill and was amazed at the action on the lite rod. I had just rebaited my hook using night crawler and made a cast. The bobber disappeared and i set a hook. I felt the fish go to the bottom and knew immediately that it was no bluegill. About that time he exploded to the surface, stood on his tail and did an Irish jig (lol), broke the 4 lb test line and waved goodbye to me. The fight didnt last long....but man what a thrill.

    Guess what I am doing this week end:)
     
  8. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE MY SETUPS IL GET PICTURES FOR YA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LeRoy


    Yeah man....we want to see the "PICS". I too really enjoy catching Bluegills on Ultra light tackle. I've been using mealworms and waxworms and would be interested in alternative( Cheaper Baits). These two are going for almost $4 each around here.:crazy:
     
  9. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Store brand can of corn from your local grocery store. I have caught hundreds of them on corn. I guess its the color of it or maybe the oils in it. Im not sure but corn works great.
     
  10. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    I'll tell you what else works good for blue gills..I've told this story before but anyways I was fishing with a buddy of mine catching bluegills and we used up all our worms so I was packing up to go..My buddy pulled the foil out of his pack of cigarettes and fold a piece into a lil square and put it on the hook and sure enough he continued to catch the bluegill..You can also use the foil from a pack of gum too..
     
  11. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    Red ear shellcrackers will give you a great fight for their size & they taste a lot like crappie
     
  12. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    I agree! I love to get into a bed of them!! Soooo much fun!
     
  13. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    the best bait ive used is a tiny red worm. you cast out without a bobber and let it sink to the bottom naturally when the line starts to twitch count to 3 and set the hook. good luck and hope this helps somebody.
     
  14. Pendernator

    Pendernator New Member

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    ya we love to eat them last saturday me and my dad caught 44 bluegill in an hour and a half in the headwater diversion channel.
     
  15. Pendernator

    Pendernator New Member

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    we used crickets. we always have our best luck on crickets
     
  16. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    I love to take my son to fish for gills we both have a great time and I get bait also.
     
  17. Carl

    Carl New Member

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    I think thats why I like catfishing so much, its as much fun catching the bait as it is to catfish.
    I always had good luck catching bluegills with mealworms, never tried the corn, next time I go I'll take some.
     
  18. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Nothing like mill worms an the grandson helping catch blue gills.