Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Lets say I have 0 lures (that's not true of course) and have $100 o spend.

What MUST I go out and buy?  This is strictly for panfish.  

Views: 2457

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I too would like to know, guess I'll have to do some searching

When fishing the Trout Magnet under a float...drifting down a stream.....you need to have the most sensitive indicator you can so you don't miss fish. Just looking at the float and reading about them I think I will see many strikes that I would have missed using other floats I have been using. Trout can have the lure and you never know it with a small round float....so I am thinking the length and balance of the Gapen will really increase my hook up rate. Quite expensive but am going to try them.

                                                                                 Regards

Do you think this applies to all species of fish?

Thats a real good question. It was easy for me to see it fishing in gin clear water and having a white Trout Magnet on so I could see if a trout was after it floating down current......can't follow a dark colored Trout Magnet in gin clear water. I saw many trout come and inhale the Trout Magnet and the float never move. Then other times trout would inhale and I would see float go under...halfway under or something. The Gapen float....I think.....is going to give me an indication from those bites I would never see. At least that is my theory...and I also think this will work good for crappie also.....and of course I will try it with the Gills too.

                                                                   Regards

Ill give the trout magnets a try. Ive tried all kinds of soft plastics with not a lot of success. I really dont get the big hoohaw over them, myself. Maybe the Trout Magnets will make a difference.

Like most on here I have been a Gill enthusiast for years...many years. Up until around 5 years ago I headed out with multiple tubes of crickets to catch fish. I tried the Trout Magnet on a whim. It has changed my fishing...in every way....not just Gills but everything else. The key is 2# test line. I was asked to become a member of their pro staff....and excepted. Trout Magnet Pro Staffers do not get paid...we don't even get our lures for free. We do get a good discount. What we have in common is we all strongly believe in the product.  It catches fish. But there are many great panfish lures on the market that catch fish. I constantly will try them out. If I find one that catches more fish than the Trout Magnet I will certainly switch to it......but that has not happened in the 5 years I have been fishing it. Whatever you use to catch fish I hope you catch a bunch. If you do try Trout Magnets you will find that Gills really prefer the dark colors. Black is good but my favorite color is called Bison...a combination of black and gold.

                                                                               Regards

Thanks, Randy. I will do my best to find them. The local Walmart has a few packages, at times, and Ill see if they have any left. I may have to get them on line.

 

    (Blakemore)  road  runners   (1/16 oz or smaller)  use  with  1"  to 1 1/2"  tube  grubs  and  the  marabou road runners also work real good.   

    Small  jig heads  (1/16 oz or smaller)  used  with  D.O.A.  2"  shrimp  (a good grass shrimp imatation) ----- this is usually in the saltwater section  at  Cabellas or BPS or Academy.  

    And  also get  good quality  floats / bobbers  (slider and fixed) ----- I  use  Thill  but  doesn"t have to be  Thill  there are other good ones.   

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan posted photos
14 hours ago
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Good luck with it , Bruce. Had a good session with Bluegills tonight, after dinner at my favorite…"
14 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Not really new, but never fished it for pumpkinseeds there. At one time there were plenty of rock…"
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"That's great!, is this a new spot for you or are you familiar with it from past outings?"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I think I found a place on the river where I may be able to get a meal of  SMB and…"
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Excellent Fish ,Bruce! Nice work!"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I can get the pictures to post for some reason."
Saturday
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Nice report Bruce….I’ve only caught a few smallmouth in my lifetime….lived in…"
Saturday
Bruce Tomaselli posted discussions
Saturday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"25 Vintage Fishing Lures Worth A Fortune – My Bait Shop, LLC"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Assuredly a quality Trout! Again, it happens we catch a Trout in July high temps that is Un…"
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Home from holiday rest and relaxation on the OBX….did get in a quick trip on the morning of the 4th….man it’s hot everywhere…."
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Looks like a quality trout….nice job on this one…."
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Julyjohnbass1726

"Very nice bass on the crank bait……hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"This Classic,' Imp Klicker' was the ticket for an outside weed line suspended 2# Bass in…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Took a no name spoon made in Korea, about the size of a 1/4 oz. Dardevle Spinnie."
Jul 3

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service