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How many people on Big Bluegill use beetle spins or Blakemore Road Runner?

i was just wondering how many people on Big Bluegill use beetle spins or Blakemore Road Runner? i think they are a wonderful bluegill lure and you can catch huge bluegills on them. what is your favorite color, where do you like to fish them, and what time of year? i would really appreciate your feedback.

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somebody told me, that gold color y better than silver and is true, in beetle spin. 

last winter I used them slowly retrieve in the river and they work god, for small bass and pan-fish. 

oh ok thanks i like to use the white with chartruese body and chartruese head. didnt u catch that monster at richmond mill?
David,
You make a very good point now that I think about it, you usually don't hook the smaller fish...they will try to take it but the better fish can handle it better....great post

Bill

I have tried them but without much success....

Don't  know if it's just me but when I try a lure and don't have any luck... it tends to gather  dust in my tackle box for the remainder of it's life.

The fish taught me something about working the Beetle Spin yesterday .A yellow Perch ,Bluegills and several Bass up to 13" wanted a moderately slow retrieve with stop and go interruptions ,three Crappie  pecked , followed  and finally were caught using  a crawling speed with interruptions,and two White Perch wanted it quick and steady and hit it hard! A lift and drop through the column was not tested often enough but didn't produce when used.

Mixing three speeds caught 5 species!

   The same grub tail has been on the 16th oz. spinner bait all year and is stil holding up . The BSpins are a great value! Other jigs and trailers get torn up easily and have to be replaced . The jig hook is bent to the side and will have to be replaced eventually but it is still hooking fish!

Oh,

 I was wading or fishing from shore  midday.

I should add the water I'm fishing them in isn't clear it's stained .
Spinner jigs can be really good baits to throw! I don't throw them as much as I used to but, when I do I usually fish them in deeper water. I employ a bass fishing technique called "slow rollin".  I cast it out and let it fall to the depth that I have found some fish at, using the counting method: one second = 1 foot. Then I just pull the bait a foot or two and stop, reel up the slack and repeat.  I have found that alot of the reels made today have extremely high gear ratios for just a steady retrieve with these small baits. Good luck!

Great method explanation, Patrick. And thanks for your explanation, John.

Maybe Im fishing them too fast, although they tend to hang in the weeds if I don't keep them moving along.

 

Does anyone switch out the blades, say, putting on a willow leaf?

I use the Panfish Assassin Perch on a 1/32 Red or Blood Hook jig with a spinner attached quite often and this works well for me catching nice Bluegills, Rock Bass and even a few nice Bass attack the Panfish Assassin Perch. I use a slow retreive and allow it to settle some every so often.  The Big Blues will attack them hard, so your gonna need a couple of packs.
I've been concentrating using micro spinners and beetle spins lately.  I've noticed that throwing the beetlespin to the shore and retrieving back toward the boat produce smaller bluegill but I'm picking up bigger gills when I fish the lure parallel to the shore.  1/32 Yellow split tail with black specks or stripes in stained water has been by best color.  Black/chartreuse/orange non split tail in clearer water has been the ticket.  When fishing deeper water I attach a split shot 16 inches above lure.
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Hey I ran into this on the internet looking for  something else!

I have caught fish on the B-S, but I find they are best reserved for the warm months.

I have caught,

Bass

Bluegill

Gar

On the little safety spin spinner, so far.

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