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Cold weather has me thinking about bluegill fishing next spring...

If you got invited to a private lake to fish for bluegill; but was restricted to one fishing outfit (rod reel etc) and 10 lures, what would you take? What about just three lures? Just one?

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Nightcrawlers.


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Stubby Steves


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Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
Nightcrawlers.

Yep, with an 1/80th oz micro jig and a casting bubble rigged as a slip bobber.



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I agree that it is hard to beat a worm or cricket for absolutely maximizing your numbers. For worms, do you use the tiny jigs (like Shorty), regular hooks, long shank hooks, or circle hooks?

With the Stubby Steve's, what if the fish aren't fed?

Which lures do you like best? My top ones are probably a panfish magnet (in buffalo?), Berkley power nymph in pink, mister twister excite nymph in a brownish color (pumpkin flake?), beetle spin black and yellow, roadrunner in chartreuse, and smallest johnson silver minnow spoon with tiny twister tail trailer.. I have a pretty good variety of little crankbaits, flies, and other lures; but the little treble hooks on crankbaits sometimes complicate catch and release - especially if swallowed. I've caught 14 pound channel and a 9 or 10 pound bass before fishing for bluegill. Every time I start looking at my lure collection, I realize that I don't need more lures. I need more time to use the ones I have.


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I put 1" nightcrawler bits on a #6 Aberdeen. If I'm concentrating on removing little BG, I may use a #8,


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Good point Rod and I have no answer. I’ve been feeding pellets a lot longer than I’ve used Stubby Steves.

However, I have used colored Stubbies with good results. And, I have no idea whether the color matters.


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Originally Posted by Rangersedge
With the Stubby Steve's, what if the fish aren't fed?

Stubbys have had great success selling the bait to guys that fish the crappie tournaments and they are used like the Berkley crappie nibbles. Public water, so even if one or two property owners feed the fish, it's not like a private pond, and they are Crappie, not bluegills.

For bluegill, I have had great success using a 1" or 2" while twister tail power bait on a 1/100th oz jig head. Put the tail up, slowly retrieve it back, pausing for a second every once in a while. I typically fish with 2# test or at the most 4# test and catch a ton of bluegills on them. Caught about every other species of fish in the ponds too. If using 2# test, about every 10 fish I'd re-tie the jig head on the line. I've used unpainted jig heads with the same success as painted ones.


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