Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

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.

Views: 2221

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Thats a serious pile equipment, I reconised a few but what a selection.

What time of the year do you guys use crank baits?

I start using mine as soon as it warms up till late in the fall. My favorite time is post spawn, fishing cover close to the bank much like bass fishing. 

like Keith says;; soon as it warms up a little;; till it gets to cold to go out !!  

The bitsy minnow and Rapala Floating Minnows are great. The larger fish seem to take the crankbaits a little more than the small ones.

I bought several of the bitsy minows last year never caught a fish on them.

Send them to me Chuck like them. What colors did you try? I've had luck on all I have tried.

Chuck;; you think you might be cranking it in to fast ???  like Keith;; I have caught several on that bitsy minnow;; great lil crankbait !!  of course;; you could send me half; of what you would send to Keith;; LOL

You guys are funny I don't what I did wrong I have 5 different colors of them

Chuck; try this;; make a real long cast;; crank the bait fast; to get it down to desired depth;; then a S L O W retreive !  hold the rod tip; down close to water the whole time ! see if that helps

I will don't fugue I could catch any now never fished this time of the year thanks for the tip

Most of my luck has been casting close to the bank and since these are floater/divers I let it settle and twitch it then if no action I start a slow retrieve and then speed up as the water deepens back towards the boat. I catch a lot of if on the first few feet of the retrieve.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Different river this afternoon, highest surface temperature was 51; caught four largemouth roaming shallow…."
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Sunset on the Little River…..2/22/2024

"Thanks Troy….just need a little warm up and we’ll be catching panfish in the…"
9 hours ago
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
16 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

A Few Roaming Males This Afternoon…..2/22/2024

"Thanks Dick…..we’re prespawn so every fish is fattened up for the upcoming push…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Rough in Shallowbag Bay North Carolina…….2/23/2024

"Definitely! We think alike Bruce…..sit this one out…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pea Size Hail in Elizabeth City, North Carolina…2/24/2024

"It’s rare for sure Bruce but this one was very surprising with air temps in the 50s when it…"
yesterday
dick tabbert commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Nice Crappies for sure"
yesterday
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pea Size Hail in Elizabeth City, North Carolina…2/24/2024

"I never think of that for your neck of the woods."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to John Sheehan's discussion Record Kansas Crappie
"Saw the xray picture on line…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Sunset on the Little River…..2/22/2024

"Thanks Jack….looking forward to a few more degrees of a warmup…….I love…"
Saturday
Jack Sandlin commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Decided to try this afternoon, but we have been locked into below average air temperatures so no surprise the water was 49…caught two bass"
Thursday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Yea Man !Wind can be a bane when trying to land Fish. Many good ones get knocked off at the end of…"
Wednesday
Mikey-D commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20240216_090644224

"Thanks fellas it was tough fishing a little windy here to lost something big at the boat pulled the…"
Feb 19

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service