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Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by slowjamcdub, Nov 17, 2008.
When usein bluegill for bait do you use a weight and sink them to the bottom???:confused2:
Usually. I have used a 3 way swivel,weight on bottom,and a carolina rig. I do it the same with shad also.
yeah - carolina rig. some people may do differently, but if you give them too much slack they'll find cover and snag you up.
yes, sometimes it takes a pretty good weight to hold them down, depending on how big your bait is. The carolina or 3-way rig works well
My favorite way to fish bluegills for blues is to fillet them and use the fillets or the head. They may get hung up, but it isn't because they swim into the snag. Blues love 'em. I usually cut the ribs off also, leaving a strip. Hook the strip in one end so they flutter in the current.
Guys thanks a lot!!! Soon I will be gettin the big ones, and ill let you all know!!!! thanks for all the help.
No problem. Thats what we're here for.
I use Live Bluegills for Flatheads and cut bluegills for Bluecats. When fishing for Flatheads....I will use a float and Live Bluegill , as well as a 3-way swivel rig with 4 oz. sinker for the bottom pole. When fishing for Bluecats, I will use a carolina rig with bluegill heads. :big_smile:
When I use gills for Flats, I hook them on the bottom back section of the fish so I don't hit any vitals and he swims more natural. I use about a 12" mono leader and usually a 3 oz. disc sinker. If I am fishing current I hook them in the lips.
I use a 2 or 3 ounce egg sinker with a 40lb swivel and one foot wire leader works well bluegill can swim around with get snagged up very well always hook them in the lips when fishing the great miami rick
A carolina rig with a short leader will work best for the live bluegills. The short leader keeps them from getting you snagged quite as much. Just use as much weight as you need to keep him still.
In a high snag area I've used what they call a Santee Cooper rig. I use a three way swivel with a dropper line with a sinker with light mono. On the line with bluegill attach an inline bobber or float. It keeps the bluegill up and you can break off the sinker easily if you snag up.
depending on the size gill i use a 1-2 oz. sinker set up for the gill to fight against it a foot off the bottom. this seems to catch the flats pretty well
I used them both on the bottom and from a slip bobber rig.
i keep my sunnies about a foot off the bottom with 2 or 3 oz. weight and on a sinker slide rig
what is a three way swivel
hook through the tail wing it and let'r sit till she clicks
your kidding right :wink: .......RAT
I normally use a three oz weight and keep the gills about 5 feet off the bottom
yeah i always use a no roll when i cut them up,it just depends how i want to fish them that day.