Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I'm interested in what you guys choose as essential go to Smallmouth lures . My choices are ; Black Jitterbug, Pop R, Tiny Torpedo ,Keitech ribbed worm ,1/8th oz.Chartreuse spinner bait in Muddied water ,a #2 Blue Fox Spinner ,  Bomber 4F Crankbait Brown Crawfish color ,Rapala F09 model, Rebel Wee R, Purple or white 2" Mister Twister grubs on 16th oz. jigheads, Rattletrap, Bill Norman trolling Crank(10-12' diver), Storms ,'Wiggle Wart' Crankbait. 4" Black worms at times fished quickly, Carolina rigged 6" Plastic Salamanders . 

Views: 215

Attachments:

Replies to This Discussion

rolling the bottom i like 4" brown senkos.texposed or in half on the appropriate jig.i use a 1,8 bitsy bug with a senko half or a brown power worm.i smaller water i fish power bait micro craws on a jig fished in a reel and twitch can be deadly.a white pearl senko rigged texas with no weight and paused and twitched.blade baits are awesome in the boils below dams or heads of pools with a lot of current.tiny torps and pop r on top.i also like the dalton special and darters if you can find one

Thanks for the great input Jim . Half worms is what nephew Orrin uses a lot out of a canoe on the Delaware River trips we've taken in August . He does well. Who makes those Dalton specials again? That's an old name I haven't heard in a while .You're an old Geezer I can tell! LOL I see you regognize the effectiveness of the Tiny Torpedos and Pop R's ,yes the words out on those !

the half senkos are work great as they get torn in the middle and the way they are tapered that kind of wag like a hot dog on the jig.dalton special was an old top water lure.with a kind of fat head and tapered tail with a prop on it.they sit kind of tail down at rest.one of those let it sit then pull it just enough to spin the blades.i have one but there are several on ebay.the ones in good shape are collectible so pricey.pop r's are the way to go.might make some fly rod versions.the whistler is a good smallie fly.

John you mention a black jitterbug as one of your favorites... i presume you fish at night with this setup... it brings back fond memories of my Dad and Uncle fishing at night for trophy largemouth on the lake that we owned cottages and spent summers together. what great memories... and yet i have never tried this since the early eighties... need to get out and hit the hot summer nights with that strategy... it is a true trophy setup.

Smallies like hitting on top .That much I've learned Slip.

yes, the Black Jitterbug took the smallie in the profile pic of this group .I got her an hour or so before sunrise. The cast after I released her got a largemouth a bit smaller .

Good slim profile which Smallies like . Pics of the aforementioned 'Dalton Special' https://www.google.com/search?q=dalton+special&biw=1920&bih...

Thanks Slip! Those sizes ,profiles, and  shape choices look perfect !

RSS

Latest Activity

Leo Nguyen left a comment for Gary C Griffin
"Thanks for the eyes and ears in the site. Issues resolved."
13 hours ago
Leo Nguyen left a comment for John Funk
"John, thank you for the report. We'll take care of the issues."
13 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

20171027_082102

"Man I love catchin toothys."
18 hours ago
dick tabbert left a comment for Mikey-D
"Sorry Mikey been off the site for awhile. Welcome aboard my friend."
19 hours ago
Leo Nguyen commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

20171027_082102

"Very nice! How was the fight on that beauty?"
19 hours ago
Lester Rhoads left a comment for dick tabbert
"Hello Dick, Thank you very much for the warm welcome!  Are you an Admin here?  If not,…"
19 hours ago
Mikey-D posted a status
"went crappie fishing yesterday but these is what I caught"
yesterday
Mikey-D posted photos
yesterday
Mark Sleeper left a comment for Mikey-D
"nice fish Kudos"
Saturday
Mikey-D left a comment for Bruce Condello
"Gees Bruce those are some of the biggest gills I have seen I wouldn't tell anyone where that…"
Friday
Julie Schroeder left a comment for Mikey-D
"Sounds great! Thanks!"
Friday
Mikey-D left a comment for Julie Schroeder
"Thanx for the friend add it is a pleasure to have you on my friends list and to be on yours if you…"
Friday
Julie Schroeder left a comment for Mikey-D
"Thanks Micky-D!"
Friday
Mikey-D left a comment for Julie Schroeder
"Welcome to the site Julie will enjoy seeing some of your catches and exchanging some fishing…"
Friday
dick tabbert commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

a day with my cuz's

"Nice bass Mikey"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

22lb bowfin

"Woah!42" Amazing!"
Friday
Mikey-D commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

2.5lb crappie

" Going to try and work some fishing in but huntin season starts tomorrow"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on Wade Jones's group Crappie Crew
"Oh yeah that'll do it ,Good work!"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

2.5lb crappie

"Back in the 80's I caught a 16.5/2,1/2# Crappie .That's what my reference was . I have…"
Friday
Mikey-D commented on Wade Jones's group Crappie Crew
"Live Minnows under a slip bobber in 12' water."
Friday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service