Do you love big bluegill?
Anyone else ever try earwigs aka pincer bugs for bluegill bait. Am asking because today I had one crawling on my neck while fishing, so I grab it tipped it on my adam fly and a small gill took it pretty fast compared to the adam alone. Crickets just seem to drown so fast. While earwigs wiggle a lot and take forever to drown. Plus there even more common then crickets. Although they are kinda small compared to crickets if size matters to bluegills?
My two year old would be inconsolable if she knew I were using a cute rolly polly for bait ;-) Besides, they fall apart to easily :-) Earwigs, though, that may work. Probably have tons of them in my composter, along with (literally) thousands of redworms. Cockroaches would probably be great, too, for anyone who cares to handle them :p
I tried using garden slugs a few times when I was a kid, on the theory that they looked sort of like a leech so they might catch fish, but I caught little or nothing with them.
Go ahead and try them, mite be the next big thang, I think fish will try to eat nearly anything.
Do these bite at all. I picked one up off my carpet and that pincher gives me the heebee geebies. It does not look like it could do much damage though.