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#11458853 - 03/06/16 09:28 AM Gills in lakes
68camino Offline
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What kinds of places would one look for bluegills in lakes this time of year? Never really tried to find a bunch in lakes and didn't know what times year to find em and around what. Like the dam? Or a bp? Thanks.

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#11458971 - 03/06/16 10:49 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
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Right now i would look them up against the shoreline reeds , rocks areas with warmer weather they should be pretty shallow and feeding . Last week i found them in 15ft of water pretty thick around the docks and rocky areas.
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#11459072 - 03/06/16 12:00 PM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
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Okay awesome. Thanks.

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#11459256 - 03/06/16 02:13 PM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Right now I am catching nice Bluegill holding next to docks in about 8 to 10 feet of water. Late Spring all the way up until late fall you can usually find em around overhanging tree limbs and brush piles close to the bank. Dock slips also hold some nice fish. thumb
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#11459264 - 03/06/16 02:21 PM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
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During the season late March till late October I catch most of my sunfish in 3 to 8 feet of water holding under overhanging tree limbs or inside dock slips. As for creek fishing you can find them just about at every brush pile or shallow drop off.

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#11459271 - 03/06/16 02:26 PM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
68camino Offline
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I really appreciate the info guys.

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#11460196 - 03/07/16 12:12 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
68camino Offline
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Do you guys use jigs more or maybe sink crickets that deep under water? Never targeted bluegill at more than about 5 feet deep.

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#11460731 - 03/07/16 10:03 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
TuN3R Offline
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Lot of guys here use jigs which i yet have to try and learn how it works . I use live worms mostly .
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#11460734 - 03/07/16 10:05 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
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Originally Posted By: 68camino
Do you guys use jigs more or maybe sink crickets that deep under water? Never targeted bluegill at more than about 5 feet deep.





As for me Night Crawlers 95 percent of the time while fishing for sunfish. hooked
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#11460800 - 03/07/16 10:26 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
68camino Offline
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Okay thanks. I think I may try that next week.

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#11462673 - 03/08/16 05:18 AM Re: Gills in lakes [Re: 68camino]
crope1 Offline
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good luck 68camino!

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