Author Topic: Spoons For Bluegill  (Read 6506 times)

Offline OneMoreFish

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #30 on: Dec 27, 2017, 06:50 AM »
I fish for gills with rattle buckshots all the time. Also use Hali jigs, forage spoons and demons. My favorite is the buckshot though, but I always replace the treble with a dropper chain with a single hook or size 18 treble. They are so heavy on the rod it makes it incredibly easy to see the bite.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #31 on: Dec 27, 2017, 06:59 AM »
Small silver Hali and a couple spikes on the dropper hook...
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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #32 on: Dec 27, 2017, 08:55 AM »
Hali is a definite go to. I use the littler ones with a mini bobber on the hook. usually plucks gills right out.
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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #33 on: Feb 02, 2018, 08:51 AM »
1/16th silver or gold hammered slender spoon with the treble switched out to a single hook dropper. I tie the dropper with 2lb Flouroclear and don't use a chain.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #34 on: Feb 07, 2018, 11:01 AM »
got to use the Clam pinhead minnow this year and man, in the smallest size that spoon is a gill killer. it's been a long time since i've had such aggressive strikes through the ice.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #35 on: Sep 24, 2018, 05:47 AM »
I like the Northland forage spoons, and like others have mentioned, I like a slender spoon or something of the like that will search out to the side of the hole, but with a dropper line and a #14 ice fly on the business end.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #36 on: Sep 24, 2018, 09:44 AM »
My favorite spoon for bluegill is a 1/16th ounce slender spoon.
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prefer a dropper single hook so your not digging out three hooks to get back to fishing.
spikes are all i carry for live bait.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #37 on: Dec 27, 2018, 10:24 AM »
When I was younger I watched an old timer hammer the gills on the smallest Swedish pimple. Ever since then Iíve used them with good success. A lot of times Iíll start with one and never switch if the bite is good. Occasionally when you get a lot of lookers Iíll downsize to a 3mm tungsten. I put a waxie on everything or half of a ratso tail. The aggressive gills will hammer the spoons

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #38 on: Dec 27, 2018, 09:49 PM »
You can always make your own. The added benefits is that crappies love them, we catch perch on them. The down side is losing them to big large mouth bass.


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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #39 on: Dec 27, 2018, 10:15 PM »
I like the Northland forage spoons, and like others have mentioned, I like a slender spoon or something of the like that will search out to the side of the hole, but with a dropper line and a #14 ice fly on the business end.

Interesting idea.  I'm going to tie a few of those up.  For those who do it, does the single hook/floro dropper get hooked around the main line often?  I'm sure I would notice on the Vex, but I could see it happening, especially with a Slender Spoon.

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Re: Spoons For Bluegill
« Reply #40 on: Dec 31, 2018, 12:44 PM »
Your instinct is correct, the fly will once in awhile get fouled up with a slender spoon.  As you said, you'd be able to tell with the flasher.  Keeping the dropper line on the shorter side helps.  I use 4 lb line for the dropper line...using 2-3 lb will increase the chance of the foul-ups.

 



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