Do you love big bluegill?
How many of you enjoy or have even tried trolling for big Bluegills? How do you specifically target Bluegills? I routinely troll with smaller tackle just to have fun catching fish. I catch Bluegills but not with any regularity.
I like trolling small and ultra/micro light crank-baits that dive 4-8 feet. I generally use my electric motor but have really enjoyed making use of a drift-sock lately.
I bet you wouldn’t even believe how many keeper size Saugeyes (18” or longer) we catch trying to find a school of super-size sunfish. We commonly use a three-way swivel with one leg to the reel, one on lighter line with a non-lead sinker on a dropper, and the crank trailing behind on the third. We can get down to nearly any depth by gauging our speed or by how much line we let out. We catch a lot of catfish this way as well.
What are your tips, tricks and techniques for really keying in on big Bluegills or Red-ears when trolling?
Buffalo River, I have wanted to fish that one for year's!!!!! Supposed to be one of the GREAT SMALLMOUTH RIVERS, With no dams on freeflow style!!!!!
I second that motion!!!!!!! Ok Keith weigh in on this !!!!
Keith is really busy this weekend with the 4 th of july at the lake he works at!!!
LotF,R, Do some checking on the fishing in the fall, temps here are running in the mid to upper 100's. I am definatly interested in fall fishing expidition on the Buffalo!!!!!
Road trip to Arkansas for Smallmouth? CAN DO, EASY!
It would have to be this fall some time. Like in the neighborhood of late October or early November. The Park will keep me tied up until after the middle of September and Lisa and I are headed to New Mexico for two weeks to avail ourselves of the high country fishing there.
Where abouts on the Buffalo are we talking?
Now that sounds like a good trip! I have a couple of canoes. One is a wide hull with a keel, good on flat or gentel flows. Great for packing. The other is a thin, flat bottom that oil-cans like crazy! It side slips like a dream but is fairly narrow. It doesn't carry as much weight. What kind of flows, current or white-water are we talking?
I have acess to john-boats as well and a 5hp 4-stroke. I have a cool little 3hp as well.
I'll pull all my maps and take a look at the area you mentioned.