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can anyone suggest some effective cranbaits for gills?   i've a few but am not familiar with all the newer stuff on the market.  i'm well stocked with the smallest rapalas and some crawdad patterns.  thanks.

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rich; these are but a few of the ones I use for bluegill;; all proven catchers !!  I also changed the rear treble hooks; for a single hook;; makes for easier un-hooking;;;;  also;; on the main page; Jim Gronaw tells of a tail gunner tactic by using a -- behind the crankbait offering;;  its deadly to !!   hope this helps some buddy !

Wow ,quite an arsenal Carl!! There's also a teeny torpedo prop bait ( Not really a crank bait) and snap Beans that are good sized .If you can suspend a tiny crankbait with a bit of split shot and work it slow its a great panfish technique when they are active .

thanks John;; thing is;; I couldnt get all of my blue gill crank baits into one pix; for clarity;; and;; I have always been one for going a trifle-- overboard; getting fishing stuff;; LOL.  I always get ; 2 or 3 of the same crankbaits-- that WORK !!    because sooner or later; your going to loose one !

Yo Zuri Pin Minnow with a chain dropper tipped with a GULP Pink Waxie

 

Rapala mini cranks, yozuri snap beans ( if u can find em ) there is a good replica of them available on eBay you can get ten for eight bucks and they are beautifully made, in China obviously ..rebel and strike king make some effective crank baits for bluegills good luck.

I use the Strike King Bitsy Minnow in all colors but solid white and fire tiger seem to work best for me. I also like the Arkie Crappie Crank and the Rebel Teeny Craw is one of my favorites. I hope this helps Rich.

The smallest bomber fat a. Eighth oz, 1.5 inches long with #10 trebles works great for me. Retrieve slow so it acts like a wake bait. Bluegills won't be the only species you hook.

I'll have to try that one if I can find one. What color do you catch them on? I have caught plenty crappie and bass on mini cranks. I have lost a few really big largemouth that spit the tiny hooks or break off.

Been try'n to find some gill sized crank baits also, stumbled across a write up on the snap beans, never heard of them untill then, done a google and found some on ebay, may have to get a few before spring gets here.

 

Fire tiger and craw, but think just about any color will work. Majority of strikes from 'gills will happen during a pause.

Johnny;; just for thought;; trout magnate  also makes some good crankbaits; skinny; a bit long; look like rainbow trout;; but still excellent crankbaits for blue gills.  and dont forget about Jim Gronaws tactic; of tail gunning blue gills !!  tie a nymp type fly onto the rear of a crank bait;; work it slow ;; its deadly !!

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