What works in your area for bluegills?

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by delawareriver, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

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    here are 5 top lures that work well in eastern PA

    5- small crankbaits, itsy bitsy minnow that i find at walmart works the best but many others workhttp://images.ebsco.com/pob/lurenet/catalog/bigant-c.jpg

    4- small plastic worms. any color with these, i rig with a jig or a small split shot http://www.in-fisherman.com/magazine/articles/IFM0501_MiniPanfish6sm.jpg

    3 spinners- roster tails and a matzuo spinner works great, best in sizes between 1/8 and 1/32 with shad colors working the best where small shad are found. http://www.sportfishingbc.com/IMAGES/06SPOONS.GIF

    2- wolly buggers for you fly fishers! any color but brown, black, olive and white work best
    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/panfish/woolyworm.jpg

    1- another flie- poppers! you cant beat them and they are the funniest way to catch the bluegills.http://www.thebentrod.com/pics/fly4-2.jpg


    what do you guys use where you live?>
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    live crickets either on a fly rod or an ultralight in water 4-8 feet deep over sandy bottom.
    You'll kill them big bluegills and the occasional bass caught cruising their beds.
     

  3. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    I've used spinner baits, jigs, crickets, etc., but nothing so far has worked as well as red worms. I catch tons of bluegill on em.
     
  4. james

    james New Member

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    I just use plane ole worms or crickets
     
  5. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I have to agree on the crickets, they work very well. Also small garden worms work very well too. I seldom use lures when you can buy a full tube of crickets for a couple dollars, instead of spending a couple on one lure you can lose on the first cast.
     
  6. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    1/5 of a nightcrawler on a #10-14 hook under a bobber 12-18" seems to work the best for me... though some places weightless on a small circle (size 6) works well cause they take it and run, hooking them selves...

    as for lures, i don't usually use them though i have them pecking at my 4 inch plastic worms when im killing time fishing for ba$$...
     
  7. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Crickets and wax worms are my favorite.
    ST
     
  8. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    i use just a waxworm and i can catch them one after another,can catch enough for a fishing trip in less than an hour
     
  9. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Wee bit O NightCrawler on a bobber.
     
  10. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    i enjoy using a jig just for the fact i don't half to keep rebating and they don't swallow them as often.
     
  11. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    A small piece of worm works well enough around here, my kids and the wife love to catch them when nothin else is biting.

    AL
     
  12. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    fly poppers work real good round here. and its fun. also nightcrawlers on a small hook under a bobber work real good for them gills
     
  13. oldwhiskers

    oldwhiskers New Member

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    Memphis, TN
    I have always had good luck with live crickets.
     
  14. lightningmetal10

    lightningmetal10 New Member

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    new york
    earthworm or waxworm and bobber and a tiny hook smaller the hook the better. Caught over 20 gills in 2 hrs on that im a believer...
    Joe
     
  15. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Crickets, small piece of worm, very tiny gold spoon
     
  16. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    piece of night crawler on the smallest hook u can find, under a bobber always worked for me.u get a hold of a big 1/2-1 pound bluegill and your in for a heack of a fight
     
  17. shadow

    shadow New Member

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    A Popeye jig tipped with a wax worm and fished under a bobber with an ultralite spinning outfit works wonders.
     
  18. katfish hunter

    katfish hunter New Member

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    Jacksonville,FL.
    The best baits around here are nightcrawlers and crickets.Always managed to bring in a few with these baits.
     
  19. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have used nearly everything. They either bite well or ignore you. Hmm must be female. lol just kidding ladies. I still love cutworms for them.
     
  20. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Cabot,Arkansas
    Crickets is the bait that I use for blue gills. Slip bobber on an ultra-light rod.works for me!!