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FishingNy03

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bluegill tackle box???
« on: Jan 04, 2014, 08:30 PM »
I know this is a long shot, but im just starting out gill fishing, I have some lures but im just wondering if someone could post some pics of there jig box so I have a idea of where to start for lures

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2014, 05:56 AM »
I don't have any pics, but I've been using a lot of Fiskas Wolfram jigs (3mm and 4mm). I tend to use more horizontal or 45* jigs as opposed to vertical, but that's just me. Anything with "glow" is great to have for murky water or night fishing. With as cheap as they are just start buying some and see if they work.

Don't make the same mistake I did when I got started. Stay away from the big lunky chunky looking jigs, generally speaking smaller is better. Also get a wide assortment of colors, some days the fish like dark jigs, some days it's bright colors that get the job done.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2014, 12:28 PM »
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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 2014, 07:51 AM »
I agree with some of the posts above. 99% of the time when fishing for gills I use a smallish jig (i tend to prefer chartreuse and then orange if they arent hitting that but i carry a variety of colors) with either a couple of spikes on it or a wax worm.  This year I have purchased some micro plastics and will be trying those as well.  Get an assortment of small jigs, various colors.  Maybe a few small spoons too and you should be good.  Cheers,Chris

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2014, 04:59 PM »
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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2014, 06:57 PM »
I also like chartreuse and orange, but would add that I steadily catch fish on a dead stick on a large size 8 horizontal jig tipped with wax worms or spikes. On a negative day it will often catch more than anything I do with a jigging stick. ??? It goes out every time I fish!

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2014, 08:06 PM »
The pictures didn't turn out great, but. My favorite baits are rat-finkee, diamond jig, fat boy and Lindy bug. I too like chartreuse but also glow pink, green or white.


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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2014, 08:19 PM »
The pictures didn't turn out great, but. My favorite baits are rat-finkee, diamond jig, fat boy and Lindy bug. I too like chartreuse but also glow pink, green or white.



What box is that? I really like it!

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #8 on: Feb 02, 2014, 02:40 PM »
The top one is a small ice armor. I like that is has compartments for plastics, so I can have jigs and plastics together. But the small jigs I use seem to fall out of the foam more often then I would like. Sometimes when I open it there are a number of loose jigs. The other one is  a Perrine #60 fly box. I've that for a long time and it works great.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #9 on: Feb 02, 2014, 03:42 PM »
Good deal. Been looking for a new box for my plastics and jigs.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #10 on: Dec 19, 2014, 09:30 PM »


 My go to is tungsten and plastics... or small spoons ie. Slender spoon
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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #11 on: Dec 20, 2014, 03:07 PM »
I agree with SKAMPO. If I'm goin for bluegill I use a horizontal jig 9 times out of 10. I like the ice worm jigs. Pinks greens oranges glow blacks and browns is what I use depending on the water clarity.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #12 on: Dec 21, 2014, 11:31 PM »
i would try to have a wide variety of lures at hand, but the 3 general styles i use most often are (in order of most common usage): vertical jigs, horizontal jigs, and spoons.

i use vertical jigs for searching, as well as triggering aggressive gills that aren't quite willing to hit a spoon. most of my horizontal jigs are 1/32 oz. or heavier.

the horizontal jigs get brought out whenever i'm fishing plastics, or when the 'gills get more finicky. they're usually 1/16 oz. and smaller, down to 1/100 oz.

spoons are for when i can get away with big baits, especially for larger fish. i have some tiny kastmasters in the 1/24 oz. size, up to 1/8 oz. Northland rattle spoons. my favorites though are the Lindy Frostee jigging spoons, wide and flat, but lightweight. you get a bigger profile with less weight for really finessing bigger gills.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 2014, 12:37 PM »
Here's a few to look at:









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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #14 on: Jan 01, 2015, 12:25 AM »
There are a few in here that work; most of my plastics aren't visible. As a rule I like horizontals in 12-16, but sometimes a flashy spoon like a Kastmaster, Phoebe, Slender Spoon etc works well. There are times when I like verticles and I usually have a couple rigged up like a Demon, or Bros Blood worm.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #15 on: Jan 09, 2015, 07:52 PM »


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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #16 on: Jan 09, 2015, 08:50 PM »
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Thanks for posting.

I'm getting the sense that for gills most guys prefer a horizontal or 45 jig versus a verticle?? 

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #17 on: Jan 16, 2015, 10:22 AM »
I use a horizontal jig most of the time, but that's mainly due to the fact that way back (1993) when I started using a Vexilar they showed up easier then a vertical jig. With improved technology that's not the case anymore but old habits are hard to break.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #18 on: Jan 17, 2015, 04:44 PM »
Great thread!! Definitely tungsten with plastic is my GO TO. I've been using the Fiskas Tungsten jigs but any will do. I'm a big fan of the Berkley Atomic Plastics. Laced with PowerBait they work well. Although, maggots are always hard to beat.

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Re: bluegill tackle box???
« Reply #19 on: Feb 03, 2015, 03:29 PM »
Theiceman what are the jigs called in the lower box with the bulging eyes (look like a hammerhead shark). Don't think i've seen them before.

 

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