Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Does anyone have any experience on these "new" gang rigs?  I know they made quite a splash on the BASS circuit last year and have been outlawed in their Elite series tournaments.  It seems like they might be good, especially for schooling fish, white bass, crappie, etc.  What lures would work best with this rig, especailly for panfish?

Views: 698

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Bing I wish I could help you, but I'm afraid I have a hard enough time keeping track of just one lure! Very interesting concept.

I tried to make one with a small pan fish lure. I've only threw it once to see if it would swim OK.

Might try it once the water warms up.

Something slowish and buggy looking, I should think. Remember, most bluegill are not chasers like their predatory cousins, the basses. They are more like lurking ambushers, hovering around structure. And they are known to be both line and rig shy.

Sure, the biggest ones will hit bait fish mimics, which is why micro cranks and spoons catch them. But that strikes me as a unique set of circumstances, one that has to be carefully orchestrated. Big, wire rigs swooping along in front of them seems more frightening than enticing.

All that said, I'd suggest lightweight (1/32, 1/64, etc.) grub tail and twist tail jigs, 1" Gulp minnows or something like that. Rig them on the lightest wire spreaders you can manage and fish them vertically over structure, not cast-and-retrieve fashion. For all of that, you may as well go with drop shot rigs while you're at it.

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks David, just what i was looking for.

 

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
14 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Also Had (20) Solid Fliers At The Party........

"Thanks John.....today was an event filled trip in a good way........"
14 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Also Had (20) Solid Fliers At The Party........

"that is a solid looking fish ,you're right!"
19 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
20 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Great Fall weather ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm.....over 100 tidal crappie and several other sunfish species.......Alot of fun!"
20 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

My Kitty Cat Supper 10/18/19

"Thataway Dick ! Enjoy !"
yesterday
dick tabbert posted photos
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"Large Shiner on a 1/4 oz. Squirrel Tail Jig took this nice Bass along  a Rock Ledge ."
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on chris's group pickerel fishermen
"A pair of Twins both 4# 6oz. Top Fish Grabbed a Trolled Bomber 6A Crankbait  Chartreuse Shad…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Free feathers ,yes i like that too Jeff .Got two Squirrel tails last week .Road kill found while…"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Gregs SpinnerRig /Live Bait Pickerel

"Was hoping to locate the big Crappie but we didn't .I am wondering if our live shiners were…"
Friday
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Gregs SpinnerRig /Live Bait Pickerel

"Well John looks like all the toothy critters were cooperating. WTG"
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"The challenges of Fall weather have begun in earnest,our first "winter" storm earlier this week and now a tropical storm late in the weekend"
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Indeed John......and having the Tabbert bugs along how could one miss.........it's cool to…"
Thursday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

" Yes RBS have a very competitive nature Jeff! I catch lots of them  in a small river on…"
Thursday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

"Thanks Jeff a few Fish couldn't resist Large Shiners!"
Thursday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"Twin 4# 6 oz. Pickerel that day ,both great Fighters Jeffrey ! Thanks!"
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"This is a solid chain!"
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

"Chunky bass.......nice fish John...."
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Thanks John......These stocked fish are gaining length qickly...I'm hoping they start filling…"
Wednesday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service