I am excited about tring these small spoons for BIG bluegills what areas of the lake should I target and what tech do I use during my retreave. The lake I fish has many sand bars with deep water close to these humps. I do well in the spring till earl;y summer and then I can't find them any more Thoughts?
Agree with Musky. Not sure if it's a northern 'thing' but have found the big 'gills acting more like Crappies post spawn(s). The smaller ones tend to head deep off the first drop and stay on/near the bottom munching on the worms or larvae hatches going on, which they may follow up to the surface. Big ones seem to prefer minnow fry, take them nearly interchangeable with the Crappies very often. They will attack a bug hatch as will Crappies but small minnow imitations do a number on them, suspended/moving around, most of the summer. They do tend to make shallower flats excursions much more often than Crappies, usually chasing a specific hatch