Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Is drop shot rigging a legal rig in Michigan, with the weight bellow the hook? (seems like a snagging rig) If so how effective is it in small mouth fishing.

Views: 294

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

It is an great rig for bass and bluegills!
I know it works like magic for deep water crappie! And ive caught a few gills on fathead minnows dropshoting for crappie in 27' of water to.
I have used this rig with good sucsess.I use a round sinker,and gold aberdeen hooks.So you can cast in the weeds without snagging.Caught 3 ,10 plus inch gills last fall.Leaf worms for bait.
While some people use it as a snagging rig, it is an excellent way to catch big bluegills in deep water and is why Michigan changed the rule as Hsmit discussed. If you are casting a heavy drop shot rig with a treble hook up the line in a river or where salmon or steelhead stage, it is a very effective snaging rig because the hook is the first thing that hits the fish.

Snagging happens a lot for salmon and steelhead where I live, but it is easy to do using other methods if that is your goal.

RSS

Latest Activity

Mikey-D posted photos
1 hour ago
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Wow, it ought to be a record somewhere."
2 hours ago
Mikey-D commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Hey guys have you all seen this one of my cousins neighbor caught this monster gill I think its a…"
4 hours ago
Profile Iconjim cosgrove and Eric Pierce joined John Sheehan's group
Thumbnail

Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique

The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it…See More
4 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"GOOD NEWS ERIC!"
19 hours ago
Eric Pierce commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"I am John. Almost there. Had some scar tissue from colon surgery get tangled and wrapped up with…"
21 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Heal well Eric ! Glad you're aboard!"
yesterday
Eric Pierce commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Thank you for the add John. Haven't been fishing in a while. I had surgery on my gut and still…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Welcome Eric Pierce! Look forward to your helpful input and experiences!"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"This year I lost a jumping Bass that both brother Greg and I estimated at 6# , I had previously…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Thanks John….I’m going to try to find some and give it a whirl…..catfish are…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Monday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"I use crawler pieces on the floating Jig'-heads for Perch and Bullheads. Work…"
Monday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Joe Tagged a Nice Channel Cat…8/7/2022

"Thanks John…..they were excited with the big pulls today……water temp was 89.7…"
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Afternoon John…..I haven’t tried that method…..my favorite method is Catawba…"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Hey Jeffrey ?  Ever try those floating Jig heads with a split shot 8-12 inches above the…"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service