Too hot for bluegills?

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by zappaf19, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    Messages:
    1,574
    State:
    Monticello,IN
    I have been fishing in the lakes for gills and catching dinks. I fish piers and around structure shallow and deep. I got fed up feeding the small ones and decided to go to my sis in laws pond which is always good for hugh red ear. Well the weather has been in the 90's here for acouple weeks and the fishing stinks there also. I do catch baby bass. I have been using crickets, tubes, bee moths etc. Has anyone else had this trouble in this weather?
    Bill
     
  2. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

    Messages:
    613
    State:
    Yulee Florida
    It has been in the mid to high 90s the last 2 weeks or more and the bream are biting great. No problems catching all I need, it does seem that they have moved a little deeper tho, maybe trying to find cooler water.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I been having my best luck using red wigglers and Gulp maggots. To me it seems like in the early a.m. They are hugging the bank near any type of structure and move out deeper as the day heats up. Good Luck
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,706
    State:
    Lebanon, I
    I always had good luck on gills during the hottest days. Be sure to go after them early in the morning or just before dark. I don't bother during the middle of the day.
     
  5. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

    Messages:
    754
    State:
    Iowa
    Bluegills can never pass up a easy meal hot cold or in between!!!:big_smile::big_smile:
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Messages:
    4,303
    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    It aint to hot for Bluegills.
     
  7. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,231
    State:
    Alabama
    I been catching all I need on the river using red worms. Even in the heat of the day a tree in the water or shady spot under an over hanging tree will produce 2 or 3 at least. But yeah, it has been more little ones than big...about 4 to 1 I'd say.

    Good Fishin
    mike
     
  8. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

    Messages:
    613
    State:
    Yulee Florida
    I ran an electrical extention cord down to the the lake, plugged in a fan. Then I set up a small beach umbrella, poured some cold brew into thimbles and had all kinds of fish just flopping up the bank to get a cool one... :wink::smile2:
     
  9. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    Messages:
    1,574
    State:
    Monticello,IN
    Now I'm going to try that Jerry!
    Bill
     
  10. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

    Messages:
    1,619
    State:
    Sherman IL
    Get ya some Wax Worms.. Fish up next to riprap (preferably), weed/willow banks, or heavy wood structure.. You may have to fiddle around with depth.. Been catching my bait 1-3' down in around 4-5' foot of water. Once you find em, shouldn't be hard to catch all ya need in 15 to 30 minutes...
     
  11. kastmaster

    kastmaster New Member

    Messages:
    35
    State:
    California
    :big_smile:yah its been hot but ive had luck fishing my local lake out here in southern california. I just use a bober over a small single hook about 8 inches. I know its sounds like i don't know anything about fishing, but it actually works with some mealworms try it out.
     
  12. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

    Messages:
    279
    State:
    Indianapolis Indiana
    It's been bed everywhere for me. It'll change :)
     
  13. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

    Messages:
    3,334
    State:
    South Cent
    Been tough but they are there, been finding them in shallow shaded areas here.
     
  14. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,756
    State:
    arkansas
    Name:
    johnnie
    been having a little trouble catching big gills here in lake so i moved to the creek.1/32nd beetle spin is killng the black pearch.
     
  15. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

    Messages:
    754
    State:
    Iowa
    We have a little bass buggy rigged with a elcheapo fish finder and guess what in this heat the gills are down at 13' once we found them we slayed them!!! Keep changing your depth till you hit a big one!!:tounge_out: