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#12253883 - 05/19/17 06:01 PM Live bluegill?
WillieRip Offline
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Any of you use live bluegill for cats?
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#12253993 - 05/19/17 07:36 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/14
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Yup

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#12254012 - 05/19/17 07:53 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Yeah. Like Green Sunfish better.
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#12254019 - 05/19/17 07:57 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: jmh004]
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Originally Posted By: jmh004
Yup

This^^^^
And as cut bait also-


Edited by steveiam (05/19/17 07:57 PM)
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#12254195 - 05/19/17 09:47 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
fence Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
Posts: 7
Loc: Lampasas
Live sunfish is about all I fish with. As mentioned above the green sunfish or goggle eye is the best baitfish. They stay lively all night on a hook. They are also slimmer and softer fined. I believe the fish like them better.
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#12254202 - 05/19/17 09:52 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
KyleW Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/13
Posts: 372
Loc: Allen, TX
What's your favorite spot to hook them when fishing them whole? To keep them lively of course. i'm new to live bait fishing usually just cut up some shad but caught a lot of bluegill today

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#12254209 - 05/19/17 09:59 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
fence Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
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Loc: Lampasas
I hook them just behind the dorsal fin about a fourth of the way down if that makes sense. Occasionally when fishing in heavy current I'll hook through the lips.
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#12254574 - 05/20/17 10:29 AM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Loc: Emory, TX
big flats love em clap
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#12254704 - 05/20/17 01:04 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
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Loc: Lewisville Texas
I love the smell of chopped Bluegill in the morning. Smells like...victory!


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#12255334 - 05/21/17 04:19 AM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
kykat Offline
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Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Harker Heights, TX
Great catfish bait and easy to catch with a cast net or r/r. Remove the scales off the end of the hook after running it through the bait fish.

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#12255386 - 05/21/17 07:00 AM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Hook'em forward of the eyeball sockets** with a good 8/0 and theyll live much longer then the meat stab method
(*** In one eye hole and out the other without damaging the eyeballs on either side)

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#12255422 - 05/21/17 07:55 AM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
WillieRip Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
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Thx guys. I haven't had any luck with using bluegill as cutbait. Since I catch most of my bluegill with live bait and I see tons of guys using live shad for spotted bass, I figure give live bluegill a try.
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#12256524 - 05/22/17 12:44 AM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
taterpop Online   content
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BlueGill will catch but they get stiff fast.Sunfish will still be swimming circles the next morning on a setline .

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#12259682 - 05/23/17 06:25 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: taterpop]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Alot has to do with how they are hooked
Most way over do it and generally kill all the bait regardless of species with rigging
Thru the forward eye holes and they all live for days if undisturbed.

Originally Posted By: taterpop
BlueGill will catch but they get stiff fast.Sunfish will still be swimming circles the next morning on a setline .

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#12259917 - 05/23/17 08:40 PM Re: Live bluegill? [Re: WillieRip]
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Registered: 11/11/16
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Loc: La vernia tx
I alway hook mine on the underside of the tail when fishing with rod and reel and hooked top side when using them on a line just how I do it ...I prefer goggle eyes jus cause u can't hardly killem and I have a spot close by full of em
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