Do you love big bluegill?
While using ultralight rods and reels, what artificial baits do you use, and what are your favorites and why?
Well, I prefer a bait harness. It's a combination of a hair rig that carp fishermen use and a crawler harness that walleye fishermen use. It bait and lure combined really.
20151206-Favorite Panfish Baits
Over 90% of my panfish were caught with the tackle contained within this small Plano 3449 tackle box...
this is basically all i take with me nowadays either out in the kayak, boat or glove box
caught one of my top Rock Bass on a orange and black bodied Beetle Spin... great bait
Hey Jeff - My biggest Lure Gills came on a # 2 Spinner and small Rapalas . Late Spring intoSummer .Fishing the spinner with pauses the Gills and Bass like to follow and grab on the fall. Favorite lures for numbers of Gills are a small feather or Squirrel tail jig but they usually have to be tipped with bait for Gills it seems and Poppers on a flyrod in July and June .In streams I fish ,Gills and RBS like to hit Burke/Crème bugs .Slim spoons also seem to need bait tipping to entice gills but the profile attracts them I believe .
I don't see Redears around here in NENJ.
Jeff- a lot of my Gill pics here have the Lure pictured in the fishes mouth right after catching .If you search Gills you can detect seasonal lure choices of mine . Here ya go : http://bigbluegill.com/profiles/blogs/seasonal-lure-choices-for-nor...
welcome back Paul... nice move on the Nanofil. tiniest of jigs cast a mile
What are twirl connectors?
I 'll have to look them up. Here they are :https://www.google.com/search?q=quickswirl+swivel+connectors&bi... I'm curious which style you use and just how they help you .Glad they work for you and sorry to hear of your eye problem .
OH I see Paul this video explains how quick and easy a change of lure is with the quickswirl connector :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyzocpw0qLY