I'm not kidding.
I decided to use my creative side yesterday. I took some bailing wire, and bent it in a semi-circle so that it dangled right out in front of my Aquavue camera, which incidentally looks just like a bluegill.
Then I tied a short little piece of monofilament to the end of the wire, attached a severely overbent hook so as not to injure any fish, and added a big chunk of nightcrawler.
Wacky hijinx ensued.
Bluegill came out of everywhere to bang away on the poor piece of crawler.
But what was really amazing, is the way that they attacked it--virtually always choosing to grab the free end, and pull, which explains why I miss so many fish.
I'd be really interested in anybody's comments in regards to what we're really learning here.
I think there are some valuable lessons for the fisherman.