Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Do any of you cast small jigs?
1/64 and 1/32 with no float.. I really like casting jigs and fishing with no float. And slowly working them back. I make my own hair jigs and they fall so nice and slowly. I just lift n let them fall again.

Just wish I could get more distance. Without having to use a really long rod.

What should I be expecting casting distance wise? I'm using a daiwa presso 6.5ft rod and 4lb mono line. I would like to use some 2lb line but I just don't know if I can bring myself to do it.

The rod is new one to me and I really like it so far. Thanks

Views: 4322

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

1/64 oz Lil Minnow setup (my lightest jig) up to 35-40 ft no wind... 

If I had to guess I'm getting 20-ft. 30ft max. With my 1/64oz hair jig and 4lb and no bait.

Yes I have done the same with apples. Good memories as I landed one on the neighborhoods ridding tractor hood. He was a long ways off luckily I didn't hit him lol.

Well, 30' gives ya plenty of room to work a lightweight jig! At one time I'd purchased a Tenkara fly rod just to present 1/64- 1/80 oz hair jigs in creeks &streams, then began to realize I could cast these mini jigs FURTHER with my light spinning gear, and first time out testing this got a dandy 4# pound smallmouth by a big rock, 25' out in a small stream!!

And ,as you've said, if ya wanta get way out with small jigs, just use a water bubble. I have a friend from Alaska, a native Eskimo tribal elder, who has caught many thousand of trout & grayling with a water bubble, weighted nymph, and a 4'6" rod !!

JIM GRONAW;; ALSO TYES A REALLY GREAT HAIR JIG HE CALLS;; THE RIVER CRITTERS !

Idk how to post pics or I would.

I almost forgot to mention, the absolute ultimate guide to UL spin fishing with small lures/jigs is Joe Robinson's well researched/documented book, entitles " Piscatorial Absurdities (  http://www.sportsmansfinest.com/piscatorial-absurdities-by-joe-robi...  )

tell me Smoltz what type of water do you fish?  deep gin clear reservoirs or slop weed areas with laydowns and stickups?

Slip sinker,
The latter. Pretty much spot on. Do have some areas with flats though and coves. Water also has color. Usually greenish tinge. But you can see down in a few feet though. I guess it would be moderately clear.
I do fish the rivers also for redbreast. But I use a heavier jig n hook for them so no trouble casting. They are more aggressive with larger mouths.
I follow allot of your post and May pic your brain latter on some things. I don't post a whole lot but I read allot. The bluegill thing is still fairly new to me.

Smoltz, mono or braid? I get plenty of distance without a lot of effort from my 5-7 foot ultra lights and 4-5# braid. have one reel with 4# fluorocarbon and it casts very well too. I also can dig out my 8 foot rods made on 5 weight fly rod blanks and cast far enough for my needs. 25-30 feet is an easy cast for me, 40-50 feet can be done with some effort but then I lose pinpoint accuracy. Many many fish are caught within 30 feet or less of my boat including right underneath.

Just got some 2# fluorocarbon to try. Remember 2# can catch a lot of fish and big ones if one sets their drag appropriately. That said would never use it when fishing in the weeds and brush.

Kelly,
Mono. Maxima ultra green. 4lb. They make a 3lb I thought about

I do use braid for river smallies and striper

i use 6lb nanofil on cheap soft whippy glass conposite rods at 4.5 - 5 feet.30 to 40 foot casts are all i need. spiinning rods are put away as i now switch to flyrods for the most part and again 30 to 40 feet is about the range i fish,nanofil gives me a little more distance but thats just me.i would fish softer mono if i wanted longer casts

I went out and did some checking.
I'm casting my set up 30ft. Measured.
My new set up. Daiwa presso 6.5ft, pflueger president 25, 4lb maxima ultra green.
1/64oz hair jig no bait. I guess that's not bad. Add some bait to that baby and I'll get some more distance.

Just got some jig heads in the mail today. Time to do some more powder painting. Red, watermelon, chartreuse green, black. Then off to the tying bench.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
43 minutes ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

The Ritual Tuesday with Brother Greg.

"I like the tradition you and Greg share John......there's no better place to go to reflect and…"
58 minutes ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Decent RedBreast Sunfish......5/24/2020

"I'm hoping John!  I caught some nice ones back in the 80s when I lived in coastal South…"
1 hour ago
John Sheehan posted a photo

The Ritual Tuesday with Brother Greg.

Only one from the "Skunksville yesterday .Very busy ,and a lot of Guys were getting skunked .This…
1 hour ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Decent RedBreast Sunfish......5/24/2020

"Hopefully their aggressive nature keeps them in the game Jeffrey!"
3 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Nineteen Inch Largemouth Was The Biggest

"Banged up in the shallows....."
18 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
18 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Banged Up Warrior.......

"My bet is the migratory species Cormorants might have punctured this big bluegill while seeking out…"
18 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
18 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
20 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Citation Flier........5/24/2020

"Thanks Dick......I never take it for granted how many "big" fliers inhabit the…"
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

What Great Dynamics.........5/26/2020

"Yes Dick.....it never gets old to me........very cool to know I fish where these guys…"
21 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

What Great Dynamics.........5/26/2020

"Nice to see them wide-body fish."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

What Great Dynamics.........5/26/2020

"Thanks Troy........probably going to be a couple more days before I can get back on them......I…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Flip You For It.....Nice Quarter Sized Ear Tab

"Thanks Troy!....Yesterday was priceless.....now we have to hope Tropical Storm Bertha doesn't…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Decent RedBreast Sunfish......5/24/2020

"Thanks John.....they seem to be doing ok but appear to be dominated by redear and coppernose in…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday

© 2020   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service