Baits & Rigs
Check Below The Display To See How I Use Them.....When And Where.
see some of the best baits and rigs around. Below there are
of each one.
NOTE: When using nite crawlers use a piece about 1-2 in. long and thread the front part of the crawler on the hook shank leaving the rest of the crawler drag behind. I never bunch the crawler on the hook and I always leave the point exposed.
No.1 ....I use this rig for drifting when the Bluegills are suspended over deep water. Put a 2 in. piece of crawler on leaving the crawler hanging back. It also works like a champ when the water is flat with no wind by throwing it out and leaving it lie on the bottom. This an excellant way to catch them big Sunny's that feed on the bottom.
No.2 ....This spinner setup works great on suspended Bluegill when the wind is moving the boat at a pretty good clip. Never be afraid to use spinners on Bluegills.
No.3.... I have all of my sinkers painted flouresent colors to attract those Bluegills closer to take a look.
No.4....This is actually a floating Walleye bait that works great on Bluegills.
No.5 ....You can buy these floats at most sporting goods stores. The can be put loose on the line right above a plain hook.
No.6 ....This is a circle hook and works excellent if you aren't paying attention. You can't set the hook using them because it is to only designed to hook the fish in the lips as it slides out of the fishes mouth on a slow pull.
No.7 ....This size jig is my favorite producer and I change the color as needed for the existing light conditions and water clarity.
No.8 ....These are ice fishing badge spoons for early spring fishing when the water is still cold and the Bluegills metabolism is a little slow and they need a lighter/smaller bait.
No.9 ....This is another version of a deep water drifting rig. It works when the Bluegills get real picky in the middle of the day.
JUST REMEMBER THAT THE LARGER BLUEGILLS MOVE TO DEEPER WATER AS IT WARMS UP. I HAVE FOUND THEM ON THE BOTTOM IN 60 FT. OF WATER AT TIMES. USUALLY THEY ARE SUSPENDED ABOUT 12-15 FT. DEEP JUST BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE THERMOCLINE.