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...... funny stuff there D !! I'm still chuckling about it , lol .
We ran plastic worms exclusively for two days straight on a 50 ac. lake recenty (lg.mouth bassin) ... the Bluegills constantly interfeared , but the bassin was pretty good ... the Gills would grab the worm by the tail and run off with it only to reach the end of their rope ... when that happened the worm would stretch and the weedless hook slip out only to get slingshoted into the nearest under water log or branch (we were fishin the wood along the shore line) , and we had to constantly go and unstick it , needless to say that put an end to that individual spot for awhile and on we'd move only to repeat many times over the 2 days ... little buggers , I might have enjoyed a good Bluegill punch once or twice during those 2 days .
That reminds me , I use to make it a point towards the end of the day when canoe/camping on the Shen. to locate some Bluegills (10 or so keepers) to keep for dinner . Also their hides make the best evening shore line presentation for the large Channal Cats that haunt the Shen. ... just plain awsome battles after dinner when the night sets in to spend the last hour or so before turn in . Toss a few hides right off shore in about 3"-4" of water , wait a short while and the river sharks find the scent and will follow the chum/scent trail right to you ... cast out into the river into deep water downstream aways and every Cat coming in will find your presentation of Bluegill hide ... hold on tight to that rod while waiting , or loose it !! I've seen 3 of them at a time lockjawed and rolling on the same hide in shallow water right in front of me trying to rip it apart from each other ... like 8-10 pounders , water splashing everywhere !!