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Hi Everyone,
Just wondering what everyones favorite lure to use to catch bluegills is. I would have to say my personal favorite is gitzit lil tough guys with a piece of worm or something on it and a float the bluegills and panfish hit pretty good on them.
Let me know what your favorite lure is
Thanks
scott

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smallest beetle spin i can find
Much success using Mini Mites made by Cubby and Ratsos distributed by Custom Jigs.
1/32 oz and they both come in a variety of colors. Most successful have been the glow types.
You know I live in the south south south and have never even seen a leach. I dont know where to get them or even how to handle them. We just dig up worms out of the leaf pile in the back. I prefer crickets. But where I am even the name of the town is called the swamp. Arent leaches supposed to be major in the swamps?
I talked to my bait dealer the other day when I was looking for Berkleys power leeches....he tells me they no longer make them, now they have the Berkley "alive" Leeches....I'm guessing these will work as well.
whats really good to use is some simple corn, also, i was reading a magazine called IN- Fisherman, and it said that a small jighead with some artificial worm does the trick too.
I use the smallest Rapala's and OO mepp's. Yrs ago me'n another boy used the smallest jointed plug I'd ever seen. Had a metal lip and two tiny trebles. Called a "Rocky Junior". These still made ? By whom ? steve b
Though I've only been doing it for a short while fly fishing has to be my favorite method to catch bluegills and thus flies are my favorite lures and the size or kind of fly does not seem to matter much to them. My favorite non-fly lure though has to be the Bitsy Minnow by Strike King. Not only do larger bluegills go after it but I've also caught a good deal of largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, rock bass and other species on it.
I've experienced where gills will be reluctant to hit a slightly heavy lure; 16th oz,for a Gill in New Jersey,but then change their mood to where they'll bash it .This aspect still puzzles me.A lure preference will change thru the seasons and the perceived mood of the fish.I 've caught lots of good gills on 1/16 oz. jigs outside floating docks in June
but seen them sipping light flies at other times or seasons ... then hitting size 0 spinners recklessly in September.In Winter they'll take a small size 12 or 14 ice fly tipped with a good size waxworm but even get aggressive on a size ten or eight hook way heavier jig within an hour on the same spot.

I guesss my point is the favorite lure is the one they 're hitting at the time depending on their mood and seasonal conditioned habits at the particurlar lake I'm fishing.
Bitsy is an awsume lure! I didnt believe it till my dad kicked my butt with one of them things. But at the same time I was limited to where I could fish while he had a rod and reel and I had a 10 ft bream buster. He wouldnt play fair and get up closer to the structer and me being limited to just one pole all I could do was sit back and watch.
I know that feeling....
I like the tough guy lures as well but caught more Perch and Crappie than Bluegill on them here in NJ.
I LIKE TO USE MEPPS ULTRALITES, GOLD OR SILVER BLADES. FISH AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE. ALSO
BERKLEY LEECHES CUT INTO SMALL STRIPS AND USED ON A JIGHEAD. I REMEMBER THOSE
ROCKY JR. LURES THEY WERE GREAT, BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE IN YEARS.

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