Do you love big bluegill?
I've never fished much with artificials for bluegill, something I plan to change this year.
But when I have, I've had the best response with jigs, tipped with "swimmies" - grubs, twister tails and so on.
But does a Flu-Flu count, if it has a live leech on it?
Couldnt find Horizontal minnow jig Wades Blades while searching on the net. Got a link John?
I also like tying black zonker strips on 32nd and smaller ball jigs.Bluegills do love them.
My brother and I did well one cold late March or early April day a few years ago up against a Rocky Cliff face adjacent to 20 ' of water .The Gills we caught all hit small black zonker stripped jigs.It was a tough day in the wind and had to back troll to keep us on the spot.
Good point David! I should also add that I also tip them with plastics.
Not a lure, but a fly. Use tan 2mm foam strips wrapped around a 3X #12 hook, rubber legs and a marabou tail. Drives the 'gills crazy during warm weather.
I couldn't resist either - because the lure people come and slap down statements on the live bait - I just roll me big eyes in me big fat noggin!
Live bait is my go-to lure which attracts bluegills [ bluegill food ]