Well, I have to admit that bluegill fishing in the open water is a no where near finished for the year. We have been out three times this month and the 'worst' trip has been 40 fish. We are not catching alot of real giants, but have managed a few '10's '.
Today my son Matt and I got about 50 all together and had about 2 dozen eaters. Air temps were a balmy 70 F, but the water was at 48 F. We got them on 1/32 nd and 1/64 th oz jigheads tipped with worm pieces and 'wind-drifted' them at 3 feet below a small bobber to find the fish.
I love it when I see the cold crowd still catching big gills all the way to ice up. Most people in my area have given up on panfish and are either praying for ice or looking all the way to next spring. Me? I'm gonna keep on fishing...hope yopu all do, too!