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what do bluegills mostly like. I only fish with crickets and night crawlers (u.s.a) not candian night crawlers. I head that u can fish for bluegill with grub and some other things. tell me what you think i should fish with for bluegills. no wrong answers. I really appreciate it. thanks

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Comment by Changus on May 14, 2010 at 9:41pm
wax worms are good
Comment by Lord of the Fly , Rods on May 13, 2010 at 1:42pm
Hey, I've heard the latest huge bluegill bait sensation is the all natural, concentrated processed bugs , called Frog Gulp 2.0, made with natural built in fish attractant, now fortified with coleoptera, and lepodoptera proteins,which triggers huge bluegill attack response. You may have to go to stronger test line to get them in the boat, Remember if you want huge gills that are blue, you 've got to remember the "poo"
Comment by Johnny wilkins on May 13, 2010 at 6:42am
BlueGill Boogie Man is all wrong - that's why we love him. (all kidding except the love part). The bait I took down 130 bluegills with Saturday was the almighty spike (fly larvae). Because it is short, tough and survives longest underwater - it is the ultimate bait for bluegills and many fish on the planet.
They are so tough they defeated Spetzna's on the Deadliest Warrior tv show.
I almost exclusively use floats but mine are from Italy & England. Bobbers are horrible- you need a small, sensitive bite indicator and coupled with a size 14 hook you will coax all bluegills to take your tasty spikes.
Comment by John Sheehan on May 13, 2010 at 6:02am
In the North east here ,mealworms sometimes out fish Crawlers if the waters cold. Mealworms are perfect size for good Gills and Pumpkin seeds.I always have both Crawlers and Mealworms.
Comment by Nick Holt on May 13, 2010 at 5:04am
Hi Micah, I agree with what the boogiman says. I rarely use a bobber and I like to tightline for gills and shellcrackers on the bottom. The gills seem to be bigger down there. As it has already been stated, crickets and worms are favorite fodder for these delicious slabs on the run. Nick.
Comment by bluegillboogieman on May 13, 2010 at 2:47am
Micah, I fish for gills with crickets 95% of the time. You can't go wrong with crickets if you put them where the gills are. I carry redworms usually in case I want to concentrate on shellcrackers as they seem to like worms better. Gills will readily take worms for me but they really do take crickets faster. The small beetle spin spinners with the white grub have caught me some nice gills. I have used a fly rod with a white rubber legged foam spider and was pleased with the action from the gills. Very much casting about feels like work to me and that's not why I go fishing. I'll play around with beetle spins and rubber legged spiders but not for long. I always go back to my telescopic bream buster type pole, light line, # 8 long shank hook, single "B" sinker and porcupine quill float. I love the up close and personal fight of a nice sized gill on this rig.

You won't get many wrong answers to this question. Some of us on here kid around, but there is almost always some truth to all of it. I cruise here a lot. I see a lot of pictures of very nice bluegills. A great many are caught on a great variety of artificial lures. Many come from very deep water compared to my style of fishing. Many are caught on a fly rod on hand tied flies the fisherman made themselves, for the joy of creating something themselves that a fish thought was the real deal.

I have learned here it's not just the bait you use. It's putting it where the big gills are. That's the tricky part. Even I, The Boogieman Cricketmeister have been skunked using crickets all day long. I really don't believe they would have passed up those crickets if they were anywhere near them. I just wasn't putting anything where they were. And I was trying. All over that lake. Places I had always caught them. Only thing makes sense about me being skunked like that is they heard the Boogieman was looking for them and they all ran and hid!
Comment by JBplusThuy on May 12, 2010 at 7:45pm
Crickets and crawlers are hard to beat. Red worms work fine, too.

Other things I've caught bluegill on include bacon, cheese, garden slugs, meal worms, wax worms. All sorts of small soft lures are popular, and a fly rod is also a fun way to catch bluegill.

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