Sunnies vs. Gills

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by ike whitson, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. ike whitson

    ike whitson New Member

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    Does anybody see a difference in or, have a preference between the two as far as bait? Or how you rigg'em?
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    for me they are the same no distintion made between any of the bream family. From gills to greenies to warmouth. all rigged the same and all will catch fish. this is just my opinion and I am sure others will say the opposite and thats what make this site great a multitude of experience
     

  3. suddawg

    suddawg New Member

    For myself I've seen no preferance between bluegills, green sunfish, etc.

    SudDawg
     
  4. Tym2Fish

    Tym2Fish New Member

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    I do not see a difference either as the last two posts have mentioned. I do believe that the larger the bait (within reason) the better.
     
  5. woodchucker

    woodchucker New Member

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    I dont have a preference for one over the other.Just as long as they are fresh and lively.And not too small.In slow current I tend to hook any bait fish in the rear and in heavy currnet Ill hook em in the nose.I belive the flathead is an equal oppotunity carnavor,if it will fit in its face it will eat it.
    Billy
     
  6. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I do have a preference, but it is due to how I hook them. I usually put the hook up through the bottom of the mouth and then through a nostril. This restricts the water flow passing the gills a little bit, so the green sunfish live a bit longer due to the big mouths they have compared to the bluegills.

    Recently I have been hooking bluegills through the eyes, but a greenie will still get stuck as before.
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I know this is going to sound pretty bad, but until I was in my late teens, I didnt even know there was a difference. I thought that they were all blue gill.:roll_eyes:
     
  8. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    Heck... I didn't know they official name wasn't "perch" until I was 22 and didn't know the difference between bluegill and green sunfish until I was 35.

    After all I have learned from moving around in the Air Force and from this site I feel like I know way too much about different names for various species.
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I prefer War Mouths over anything. They are great bait that is very fiesty.
     
  10. field989

    field989 New Member

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    I STILL DONT KNOW :sad2: