Posted by: old_user on Apr-17-13 9:10 AM (EST)
I am going to go fishing with my son this weekend. This will be his first fishing ever. We will be fishing for bluegills. I bought him an 4.5ft lightweight spincasting rod and reel combo and it's got 4 lbs test line on it. I am not very good at fishing either and was wondering which artificial lure setup works the best. thanks in advance
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Posted by: RockyRaab on Apr-17-13 10:03 AM (EST)
THE classic baits for bluegill are a tiny piece of worm, a cricket, or a wax worm/maggot on a #10 Aberdeen hook - but those aren't artificials.
Posted by: gigmaster on Apr-17-13 10:32 AM (EST)
Use a fly|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-18-13 9:36 AM (EST)
Posted by: nickmur on Apr-18-13 5:54 PM (EST)
Powerbait crappie niblets - looks like pencil erasers, come in different colors like white, yellow, pink. Thats all I use for my girls and they do a great job.
Small poppers if the water is clear.|
Posted by: JimMc on Apr-21-13 1:30 AM (EST)
Kids like to see fish rise to the surface. Add some spray scent or a small piece of worm.
Poppers on a 4 wt|
Posted by: Big_D on May-08-13 12:23 PM (EST)
A buddy of mine and I had an hour to kill and were near a pond. We grabbed the 4 wt out of his truck and cast poppers for bluegills. He caught a small bass. I caught two large bluegill. We each caught several small bluegill.
"Toooo much fun"|
Posted by: bananaboat on Jun-19-13 8:59 PM (EST)
Big D sounds like YOU were having too much fun. Me and my buddy shoved off from the ramp at our favorite lake. My buddy went several hundred yards away and I stayed in the shallows close to the ramp. I was there for three hour with a popper and a fly rod. I caught so many fish and laughed so hard, I had a big time just catching a mess of bluegill. Latter that evening my buddy came back to to the ramp and asked me "well how many did you catch" I told a few!
Posted by: yakety-yak on Apr-26-13 2:42 PM (EST)
dude go get some 3" trout worms made by berkley. natural works well. fish them with as little weight as possible. If you can find any beds you will catch close to the edge in 2 to 5 feet of water. you can ty a bobber as well .
about 41 yrs. ago ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on May-08-13 11:50 PM (EST)
...... by chance caught the largest Bluegill ever .
My biggest bluegill|
Posted by: Big_D on May-09-13 10:28 AM (EST)
I call it Moby Bream. I caught it on the Potomac on my first solo kayak fishing trip. I put in just before dawn at Brunswick and paddled upriver towards Knoxville. The rock garden below the falls there has always been good to me. (Sorry if this is precise information on line - if you want other sources for this exact same precise information, go to Virginia Fish and Game, and any number of books on fishing in Virginia, it's hardly a secret spot) Anyway, I got tired fighting the current and tucked in behind a rock. The eddy was small, but it was enough to tuck in lengthwise. I made a few casts while I rested, and darned if I didn't hook into a fish that pulled my kayak right out of that eddy and into the main current, then continued to fight as we went downstream. When I landed it, it was a bluegill. I thought I had a catfish. It must have been an inch and a half across the back and while not enough to cover a notebook page, it beat the several citation sized bluegills (12" or 1 lb in Virginia) I had caught the previous season by half. I caught it on a 3" tube I had been catching smallmouth bass on.
completely understand D ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on May-10-13 11:53 PM (EST)
....... you caught a fantastic amazing Bluegill !!
Ordering three 8'6" 5 weights today|
Posted by: Big_D on May-13-13 8:43 AM (EST)
The neighbor kids all want me to take them fishing. I don't want them busting up my good rods, so I'm ordering a few of the Cabelas Cahill outfits while they're on sale. They're not bad rods - a lot better than any "kid" rod out there - and the price is right.
Posted by: old_user on May-10-13 6:23 PM (EST)
I use the smallest rapala floating lure they sell. It's just about foolproof for catching all sorts of panfish and since it floats it also is less likely to get snagged on anything.