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#12255282 - 05/20/17 11:10 PM Bluegill as cutbait
Illnoize Offline
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Registered: 05/25/15
Posts: 69
What's been your experience using bluegill for cutbait?

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#12255299 - 05/20/17 11:37 PM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 839
Loc: Burleson, TX
It's excellent cut bait. Shad #1, bluegill #2, carp#3.
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#12255332 - 05/21/17 03:34 AM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 917
Loc: Lewisville Texas
I hammer the blues all summer on chopped Bluegill and the dinks cats have a hard time steeling your bait like threadfins...winter time I chop the tail off and filet one side and use the whole blugill as big as I can get. Occasionally the fish are picky and prefer a gizzard shad but most days i use use both gizzards and gills and can't tell any diffference. Bluegill far outperform threadfins in my experience. Not that cats don't love threads but half my lines come back picked clean and you aren't going to catch many dragging empty hooks!
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#12255391 - 05/21/17 07:07 AM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
I tenderize my perch like I do my carp before cutting
Old school classic trick to get the most out of your bait,
I dont find many that even know about it hmmm

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#12255420 - 05/21/17 07:54 AM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
I like to make about 3 slices on one side of the bluegill and scrape some scales off the other side. I believe this lets out the smell better. I have good luck with frozen gills if I use them within a week after freezing. The fresher the better.


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#12255765 - 05/21/17 12:19 PM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Muzzlebrake]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas


You might as well make "flappers" then
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
I like to make about 3 slices on one side of the bluegill and scrape some scales off the other side. I believe this lets out the smell better. I have good luck with frozen gills if I use them within a week after freezing. The fresher the better.

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#12256824 - 05/22/17 09:03 AM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
Illnoize Offline
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Registered: 05/25/15
Posts: 69
Good stuff guys. I need to give them a shot!

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#12257434 - 05/22/17 02:16 PM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: Illnoize]
JohnButte Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 1017
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
What if you filleted the bluegills, ate that, and used the leftover carcass as bait?

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#12257483 - 05/22/17 02:39 PM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: JohnButte]
El Gato Azul Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 917
Loc: Lewisville Texas
Originally Posted By: JohnButte
What if you filleted the bluegills, ate that, and used the leftover carcass as bait?
. That would work just as good. I reuse the same gill chunk over and over this time of year and catch 8-10 fish off the same chunk. By the end of the morning its ratter tattered like a SOB but still catching fish like it was fresh. fish texas
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#12257861 - 05/22/17 07:16 PM Re: Bluegill as cutbait [Re: JohnButte]
SARG Offline
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Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
We target big perch on a local hole and do just that
8-9" perch(gills) are processed and frozen for jug bait and they work just fine
Flats or blues really dont care if its Slim-Fast bait or not,they eat'em.

Originally Posted By: JohnButte
What if you filleted the bluegills, ate that, and used the leftover carcass as bait?

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