Do you love big bluegill?
I had a chance to get out to ice fish yesterday and I was catching small Blue Gills until I switched to a Prism Chartreuse Swedish Pimple. While the largest was only 9 inches and others on the spoon were all over 8 inches it was a vast improvement from the 7 1/2 inch and under earlier. I missed a chance to see a program that Bill Modica did last year but I have read all that I can on his methods. I am now a convert and look forward to getting out for the big ones. I hope to get on Delavan this year and catch a few.
Bill is our spoon guru on this site. If you do go on you tube he does have quit a few fishing videos all on them worth seeing.
How do you fish the small silver minnow, steady retrieve or do you allow it to flutter down?
FELIX;; WHEN I USE SPOONS ; ( IVE MADE SEVERAL OUT OF VERY SMALL WILLOW LEAF SPINNER BLADES ) ;; I WILL TIP THEM WITH A PIECE OF NITE CRAWLER;; CAST THEM AS FAR AS POSSIBLE;; AND ON THE RETREIVE; LET IT DO A DYING FLUTTER DOWN; THEN RIP IT BACK UP ;; TO LET IT DIE AGAIN;; IT WORKS GREAT ! ONE OF THE BEST TIMES I KNOW OF TO USE THE SPOON; IS A VERY CLOUDY DAY..
Phil;; check Bill;s spoon fishing on you tube;; he has several there... I made a few spoons; out of willow leaf blades last year;; worked terrific;; very small and light weight
You still cannot beat a Dardevle "Skeeter" spoon. It's the smallest one that Eppinger makes. Comes in two gauges, but the same tiny size with a double hook. Comes in many colors, too many to decide on! I love this spoon. Fish SLAM it when used on very light line and on a slow steady retrieve. Don't use a swivel, just a loose loop knot.
Thanks for the replies, Looks like I am going to have to visit Bass Pro,Gander Mountain and Cabelas to find some more small spoons. I have watched some of Bill's videos and that is where I got started. It just took me a while to try the method out. I am going to work on it this year tho.