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Plastic Worms for Bluegills #7458080
04/25/12 09:47 PM
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Two questions:
1. Do any of you use Gulp worms (night crawlers, or other types) for bluegill fishing ... and, if so, do they work well or not-so-well?
2. Do you know a source for small plastic worms, sized for bluegills? I have only two left (about 2 1/2 inches long, maybe 3 inches) that have two hooks embedded in them, one at the tail end and one in front, and don't know where I got them. I slowly drag them on a Carolina rig and catch some big bluegills that way. I've been looking for more on the internet and haven't found them so far. Any help will be appreciated.


Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458211
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i use the gulp eathworms and red wigglers, and it doesnt compare to real ones, as one would imagine. but, i did cut the tail(maybe an inch or so) of a bass worm and "wacky rigged" it, just slowly brought it to surface and let it drop, and had the same results as you did.

ps i caught more catfish (just little mudcats) on the gulp worms than panfish of any sort


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Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458451
04/25/12 11:16 PM
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I use the Berkley Power Worms natural trout size. I have also used the orange in color ones. The natural color works very well and I have had some great results using em. I have also had fair results using the orange color. When you find a large school of hungry Blue Gills or Longears the Berkley Worms work super. hooked





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Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458504
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Creme Worms were the first thing I thought of when I read your post. I'm sure there are others, but this is the only one I can think of.

I use a multitude of artificial worms for bream fishing. Gulp, Berkley, Yum, Gary Yamamoto, Charlie Brewer, Southern Pro, etc.... All these guys (plus more) offer a bream sized (1.5" - 3") worms. Great slow dragging lure. Very versitile bait IMHO.



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Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458558
04/25/12 11:38 PM
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mfhsfisher724, thanks for the reply. You saved me the time and expense of experimenting with Gulp. If I don't find some plastic bluegill worms like the ones I have (with the two hooks embedded), I'll cut down finesse worms and rig hooks up in them.


Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458573
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while I was writing a reply to mfhsfisher724, you other guys send replies. Banker and Jagg, I'll search for some of those worms you mentioned.


Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7458655
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Look up Anise worms from Bass River Outdoors. They have a "Bluegill" worm that is 2 3/4" long with the two hooks imbedded in them. I have used them and they work pretty good.



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Thanks guys, you put me on the right track. Went to Cabela's and looked up trout worms and found the exact worm I've been using, a 2 1/2" worm with two hooks embedded. I didn't get the color I now have, but ordered several colors. Also, I looked up the Anise worm at Bass River Outdoors and the Anise worm they have for Bluegills is almost the same worm, with the two hooks embedded, and a better color selection. Since I had already placed an order with Cabela's, I didn't order any from Bass River Outdoors, but bookmarked it for future use. Again, thank you very much.


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Re: Plastic Worms for Bluegills [Re: SlowDown] #7464439
04/27/12 05:06 AM
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I would think just about any of em would work on a super hungry school of sunnies. I like the Berkley products. thumb


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