Do you love big bluegill?
same here.... may, June and July
wish i could still fly-fish...
Smoltz I did the same with walleyes and bluegills, have tons of jigs, plastics and tied jigs mostly purchased on the recommendations from guys here and the Infisherman Panfish Annuals. I have caught fish on some of them but most recommend tipping with some sort of live bait. So have tried crawler bits along with Gulp 1" minnows, Slips Lil-Minnow Helgramites and other small scented plastic and again have caught fish. But the old standby of slipbobber, regular hook and a leech still continues to out produce the above 3-4 times to one.
Probably the best non live bait rig has been the 1/64" jig tipped with lil-minnow. Caught my first bull bluegill (about 8.5")on a 1/32" jig/pink waxie the other day, but only one. Rest we caught on leeches.