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Recently hit my usual late winter early spring pond. Have been hitting it for about 2 weeks now, but on Wednesday I saw bluegills stacked up thick in shallow areas. With all the sun and warmth we've been having, those shallow water temps must have warmed up.

The lure they were paying most attention to was a 2" soft plastic trout worm that already comes rigged with 2 hooks.

Every time I'd cast that worm out there with no weight, bluegills would come shooting out and chase it and grab it. The retrieve I was sticking with was hardly reeling while very lightly twitching it. I'd also let it slowly sink if I saw a nice gill right behind it, which made the gill grab it.

Total was close to 20 bluegills with plenty of bulls in the mix. Biggest was a 9" 10oz bull.

Brought 8 home which were all males and found what might have been milt just starting to produce in them.

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Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 14, 2012 at 8:04pm

Sounds like a mini-walleye rig. Nice.

I aint seen a fish, yet. :-(

Comment by Greg McWilliams on March 14, 2012 at 7:29pm

MICHAEL, Love this winter time weather hi 80 degrees today!!!! Morning low was at our normal highs for this date!!!!! Gills will be ready for the delivery room soon!!!!

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