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#11127016 - 09/25/15 10:55 AM Fresh frozen bluegill
fshnbassrob Online   content
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I generally use live bluegills for running jugs and lines. But, sometimes I have some that die. I have thought about freezing them and using them on my next trip.

I have never frozen bluegill as bait.

Any thoughts on how good they work after being frozen?

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#11127094 - 09/25/15 11:23 AM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1995
Not sure after freezing but fresh cut bluegill works well.

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#11127156 - 09/25/15 11:51 AM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
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Registered: 12/20/10
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Loc: mckinney, tx
Nothing frozen will be as good as fresh cut or live bait.
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#11127228 - 09/25/15 12:19 PM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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I use them with good success. I put them alive into a gallon zip loc bag with a little water and some salt and freeze them alive. Quick freezing them alive with the salt seems to preserve the color. Scale one side and cut 2-3 vertical slices into the meat when you put them on the hook to let the juices and smell out. Blues will eat them up in RayBob.




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#11127329 - 09/25/15 01:01 PM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
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Fresh is always better but I use frozen all the time for convenience and they work

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#11127494 - 09/25/15 02:22 PM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
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Registered: 11/15/07
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My daughter (4 years old) and I fish for Bluegills and sometimes we catch a few more than I can use when I go fishing. But, sometimes she wants to stay home a play with her dolls. So, I generally don't want to go catch bait, it not as fun when she is not there catching them with me.

So, I wanted to know if I could just freeze the fresh dead and take them the next time I go. Guess I can.

Thanks for the helps.

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#11127863 - 09/25/15 05:22 PM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: Muzzlebrake]
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
I use them with good success. I put them alive into a gallon zip loc bag with a little water and some salt and freeze them alive. Quick freezing them alive with the salt seems to preserve the color. Scale one side and cut 2-3 vertical slices into the meat when you put them on the hook to let the juices and smell out. Blues will eat them up in RayBob.




I do this with shad. If you do it just right, they never actually freeze, but remain pliable.

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#11128475 - 09/26/15 03:46 AM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
wgpj Offline
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Registered: 08/17/10
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Loc: New Braunfels
I do fine with frozen. I cut them up and freeze them in water in plastic bags.

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#11130333 - 09/27/15 09:18 AM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
CarolinaRigger Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 43
Loc: Tatum, TX
Never used this trick but might start. Sometimes its like the bluegill hibernate on my lake or something....just disappear.

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#11132070 - 09/28/15 07:00 AM Re: Fresh frozen bluegill [Re: fshnbassrob]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
It seems to me that as soon as you freeze it the bait loses most of its value.
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