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#12207014 - 04/19/17 12:22 PM Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion?
JWfish Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
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Primarily bass and crappie fisherman so all my gear is centered toward that. What would be your "Go To" jig to catch Bluegill. Size and color? (Not interested in live worms) When the crappie bite shuts down, I'd like to have a couple jigs on hand in my aresenal to switch over and snag a few bluegills. Any suggestions?

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#12207168 - 04/19/17 02:18 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
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I usually use worms 99.9 percent of the time while fishing for Bluegill. When I do not use worms I use the Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. As for jigs I mainly use em for Crappie but have caught some nice Bluegill on Chartreuse/Black or Chartreuse/Pink colored jigs. Chartreuse colors seem to work the best! thumb
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#12207570 - 04/19/17 07:14 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
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Loc: Texas
I drop to a 32nd head and cut half the tail off of generic 2" tube baits.
Pretty much everything with white or Chart gets it done.
Clear water I run solid colors like black,junebug,purple metal flake etc
Catch alot of really big bass on them more often then not as well

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#12208070 - 04/20/17 06:21 AM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
WillieRip Offline
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Yeah, like banker said check out the Gulp! Nightcrawlers if you're not using live bait. Also you can use your bass weights and swivels and rig a Carolina rig. Fish just like you would for bass. Just use #8 to #10 hooks.

If you have a bunch of crappie gear, you're already set. Yeah 1/32 or 1/64 jig and you can catch'em.
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#12208273 - 04/20/17 08:40 AM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
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Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
I love love love me some bobby garland itty bitty swim'rs especially in the summer! Perfect size for the newly hatches shad and minnows. Use them in the creek for the gills, longears, and greens. Also get way more cats on them than other jigs as well in the summer. Would also be good to mix in with the crappie when the bite slows to tempt them with a tiny meal.

Eric

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#12208297 - 04/20/17 08:50 AM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3004
Loc: Brenham, TX

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#12209873 - 04/21/17 08:45 AM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: J-Moe]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10769
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: J-Moe






Plus #1. I love the Crappie Magnets personally. You can get the complete set of jig heads and jigs at Acadamey. Not expensive and they work GREAT! Best colors that work for me both on Crappie and Bluegill are the Chartreuse/Black and the Chartreuse/Red. Use a lot of jigs during the winter Crappie bite. woot

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#12212405 - 04/23/17 09:46 AM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Found some P-Wee worms at Cabellas and destroyed some big gill yesterday
Three baits lasted about 2hrs before the fell to the brutal pressure of the 8" slabs.

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#12214891 - 04/24/17 11:15 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3907
Loc: South Texas
1/32 - 1/8 Kalin's Crappie Triple Threat jigheads. Southern Pro Hot Grubs and Triple Tip Grubs.
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#12215985 - 04/25/17 01:47 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6749
J-Moe's pic covers it, although red/chartreuse is just as effective. I am already starting to get em on that rig, no bobber is more effective. A slow steady retrieve through the staging areas or the actual beds is irresistible to those bedding or thinking about bedding.

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#12216120 - 04/25/17 03:10 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: Lovfldx]
REDGUN Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 746
Loc: DFW Metromess
I had a guy make these for me and love them. Any small plastic/jig will usually work though.


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#12216592 - 04/25/17 08:20 PM Re: Go To jig for Bluegills suggestion? [Re: JWfish]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Im hearing drop shot'ing(drop shot rigged) is working really good on pre stage gill's even from the bank
Anyone . . . . . ???


Edited by Sarg (04/25/17 08:21 PM)

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