I like the old dig um up out back worm but recently found out thoses bream love meal worms. Blue gill are less deliberate but a shellcraker will suck them up like candy.
This is a joke--I prayed for big worms out of the yeard and the local bait store supplied my needs after I duge my wifes petunia beds compleatly up.
I use bee moths most of the time but night crawlers
are very effective too. I think crickets work well
but as others have mentioned I think they're a bit
of a hassle.The nice thing about gills is that
they're not real picky when it comes to eating and
you've got to love that!!!
My favorite is when she gets good and dry and the first minature grasshoppers start showing up Im there with net and lookout gills cause I know you cant resist!!! second choice tiniest hook I can find and a piece of tin foil on sunny day:tounge_out:
I use a small piece of night crawler. Catches just as many fish as crickets but you don't have to rebait as often. As for articial use a small johnsons Beetle spin in Black with chatreuse stripes or Orange with black stripes
any of the things mentioned and probably every thing else.But for a hook use a small jig head hook. and probably a small artificial spinner bait personally I dont think you would hook them as deep and kill them. with a spinner bait.Catch 30 or 40 start hunting Mr. Flathead. thanks alot Sam Davis.