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Wheeler branch ? #13631560 07/15/20 03:33 PM
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Hello I’m taking my son out to wheeler branch on the kayak any one have any tips on big blue gill ? Should I use lures or stick to worms an a bobber ?
Never been to this lake , taking the tinylite rods for some fun

Re: Wheeler branch ? [Re: SwampHunter] #13631830 07/15/20 07:17 PM
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I tried Wheeler last summer without success. Zero bream but did catch a couple decent bass trolling a crank in open water. I was using small jigs to target the bream so maybe live bait will work better for you. Very clear water so use light line.

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Never fished Wheeler Branch. Since it has clear water use as stated above light line. I would also use live worms as your bait. I fish a lot of water bodies that have crystal clear water and I have better results fishing without a bobber. I fish off the bottom. Also fish around grass beds and drop offs this time of year. thumb



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Re: Wheeler branch ? [Re: SwampHunter] #13632344 07/16/20 01:52 AM
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As mentioned above. Let us know how you do! woot

Re: Wheeler branch ? [Re: SwampHunter] #13632444 07/16/20 03:35 AM
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Wheeler Branch has some massive bluegill, but don’t tell anybody.

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The lake is really clear and the fish are deep right now. You will find them in 15 to 25 feet of water. I use a whole night crawler on a double hook rig. I use a 3/4 oz egg sinker held above the hooks with a split shot. Fish along the weed edge or around deep brush. If you don’t get a bite in a few minutes then change locations. I have caught them in almost every area of the lake. If you find them you can catch several. I caught 10 bluegill between 8 and 9.5 inches last time I was there. Oh and I usually Plnor (Pole and Line No Reel) fish with 20 pound line so the line size doesn’t seem to affect them. I use the heavy line for the 10 pound plus bass and catfish that live there. roflmao

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Re: Wheeler branch ? [Re: SwampHunter] #13632766 07/16/20 02:27 PM
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Thanks guys I’ll
Let y’all know how it goes we will be taking worms , grass hoppers jigs an small curly tail worms

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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Wheeler Branch has some massive bluegill, but don’t tell anybody.

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The lake is really clear and the fish are deep right now. You will find them in 15 to 25 feet of water. I use a whole night crawler on a double hook rig. I use a 3/4 oz egg sinker held above the hooks with a split shot. Fish along the weed edge or around deep brush. If you don’t get a bite in a few minutes then change locations. I have caught them in almost every area of the lake. If you find them you can catch several. I caught 10 bluegill between 8 and 9.5 inches last time I was there. Oh and I usually Plnor (Pole and Line No Reel) fish with 20 pound line so the line size doesn’t seem to affect them. I use the heavy line for the 10 pound plus bass and catfish that live there. roflmao




That answers the question about Wheeler Branch. flehan

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I will say that Wheeler Branch is a strange lake. One day the bite will be on and crazy, then the next day you may not catch a fish. hmmm

Re: Wheeler branch ? [Re: SwampHunter] #13637123 07/20/20 04:21 PM
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We went and had a great time snorkeling and swimming lol could get any fish Well we caught 1 catfish
My depth finder started messing up on the yak so that could of been part of it but had fun anyway

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Originally Posted by SwampHunter
We went and had a great time snorkeling and swimming lol could get any fish Well we caught 1 catfish
My depth finder started messing up on the yak so that could of been part of it but had fun anyway




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