Bluegill Fishing Tips - How To Catch Bluegill
various panfish are fun to catch. Always plentiful in lakes on weed beds and around structures. Worms on a small hook with a bobber is a
popular way to fish for bluegill but they will hit almost any natural
bait or small spinner baits.
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When using a worm for Bluegill, as most people do, try twisting the
worm on the hook. This way, the little panfish will have a harder time stealing the bait and you
will hook more fish.
When fishing for bluegill, use hooks that are only small. The reason
is that it keeps the fish on better because they dont have to fit this huge hook in there mouths,
when they have tiny mouths as it is.
One of the best techniques is to wade or boat within easy casting
distance of the nests and use a small lure or bait just below a small bobber. Cast a piece of
worm, jig, or other bait beyond the bed and slowly retrieve it through the nesting area.
Use light line and tackle when bluegill fishing. Not only do you catch
more fish, but also you have more fun with light tackle.
For large gills, try using crickets on a small, long-shanked hook
under a small bobber. Make sure any weights attached are light because a bluegill will let
go at the slightest resistance.
Thirty-second and sixty-fourth ounce leadhead jigs, although tough to
cast with anything but ultra-lite gear, are exceptional bluegill catchers. Leadheaded
Jigs tipped with marabou feathers, rubber grubs, or twister tails all work well. A small
piece of worm or maggot attached to the lure will often increase bites when the fish are
Rarely will a bluegill chase food items; therefore, it's important to
fish very slowly. This is true whether you use artificial lures or live bait.
When fishing for bluegill, try using live beemoths. You can find these
at any bait shop, and they are pretty cheap. Bluegills love these things, and you can catch them
Fishing lures that imitate insects get attacked by bluegills and are
some of the best baits to use for late-summer and early-fall fishing.
Once they are on their beds just about everybody can catch them,
because bluegills will defend their nests from any invader.
The edge of lilly pads or other aquatic vegetation can also produce
good catches of fiesty bluegills.
When fishing for bluegills it is better if you use live bait such as
worms, crickets, etc. It is always better if you fish the bait under the water and with a
Dry flies and small poppers can be used with a spinning rod if a small
float is attached about 4 feet from the lure. Long casts with a jerky or twitching retrieve will
be hard to resist for a bluegill when they are feeding on the surface.
Although bluegills feed throughout the day,
best action is within the first and last few hours of daylight.
During the dog days of
summer, bluegills tend to suspend about 12 to 14 feet below the surface.