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#10982568 - 07/17/15 07:14 AM Why do i catch more
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 423
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Why do I catch more bluegill when I am bass fishing then when I am fishing for gills? I catch gills on brushhogs, on top water poppers, I even caught one on a buzzbait last week and caught on a frog yesterday. But when I fish with bluegill baits I don't catch as many. I am beginning to think that I am doing something wrong. Anybody got any thoughts. By the way, I am in south Louisiana on the calcasieu river this week.

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#10982604 - 07/17/15 07:34 AM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
I don't fish for gills but love following these guys. I have picked up some nice Bluegills over the years while fishing for LMB and White Bass! I also pick up some fishing for Crappie. For what I have been reading in this section over the years all you need is a carton of worms and a properly rigged ultra light and you will catch em. You should get some pretty good advice from some very good anglers who fish for em all the time.

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#10983950 - 07/17/15 04:20 PM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Thats what I do, I use worms and I fish on the bottom, dropshot and with floating cork, and I catch a few. But I tend to catch more when using normal bass baits. I enjoy fishing for gills and crappie, it just seems I can't catch them when I want to. But again, right now I am fishing the rivers in south Louisiana, when I am home in east Texas, I don't catch as many on bass baits.
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#10984012 - 07/17/15 04:55 PM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Take some pics of these hogs in LA and post 'em up.
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#10984085 - 07/17/15 06:02 PM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
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Loc: South Texas
Just like bass; they are apparently feeding on larger baits fished more aggressively. I would bust out the Rebel Crickhoppers and larger more aggressive lures and presentations like that. Most can still be fished on UL gear. I am also prone to fish more Rapala Floating Minnows when fish are eating larger baits. Hope this helps!
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#10985495 - 07/18/15 04:03 PM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
What size Rapala floating minnows?
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#10987290 - 07/19/15 05:50 PM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
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Loc: South Texas
I like F 03's and F 05's.
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#10988346 - 07/20/15 09:13 AM Re: Why do i catch more [Re: etexbasser]
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 423
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
I made some adjustments yesterday and caught a few more gills. I used a smaller hook, 1/0 ewg with a baby brush hog, I bite about a 1/2 inch off of the brush hog so it would be smaller and caught several gills that way. I tried removing the tenacles off the brush hog but the gills did not like that. I missed a few and I think the reason is my rod is to heavy, so today I am going to use a lighter rod.
This is one of the things that I love about fishing, always tinkering and trying something new.

later...don
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