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Offline bluegillJake

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Bait Pattern for Panfish
« on: Jan 14, 2020, 10:39 AM »
I have not been able to put the time in yet this season.  Has anyone been able to notice any sort of pattern with the bait for panfish?  I know each lake is different depending on the hatch, but just wondered if anyone is seeing changes of spikes to waxies to wigglers etc.  I've been mixing it up but haven't seen any specific pattern or dynamite bait.

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2020, 01:22 PM »
spikes are always my go to for gills. If that doesn't work, downsize and go baitless. Make sure your jig sets horizontal vs. hanging straight down. The southern third of the state is still waiting on ice but the gills are still biting on open water!

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2020, 02:02 PM »
I have not been able to put the time in yet this season.  Has anyone been able to notice any sort of pattern with the bait for panfish?  I know each lake is different depending on the hatch, but just wondered if anyone is seeing changes of spikes to waxies to wigglers etc.  I've been mixing it up but haven't seen any specific pattern or dynamite bait.
Here is a tip that ill work most of the time. What ever lake you go t. Try that for big gills. Most of the times this will only work on the lake wher you caught them. You can get the same worm from different lakes but this worm will be of a different color variation on different lakes

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #3 on: Jan 14, 2020, 04:30 PM »
spikes are always my go to for gills. If that doesn't work, downsize and go baitless. Make sure your jig sets horizontal vs. hanging straight down. The southern third of the state is still waiting on ice but the gills are still biting on open water!
I don't agree with the statement make sure your jig is horizontal.  Yes, I make sure its horizontal if that is the kind of jig I'm using, but often times I use a jig or tear drop, designed to hang straight down.  You should use the hooks as they are designed.

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2020, 04:53 PM »
I have never had any luck with Wigglers. I quit buying them. The only people I know that have any luck with them are the places I buy them. ;)
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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2020, 05:19 PM »
I never really gave much thought or time in bait patterns on different lakes. Maybe I should though. Anyway, I'm pretty much a spike guy 100% of the time. Not a fan of waxies. I have on many occasions used wigglers for both Bluegill and Perch. When they do work, the fish tend to run a little bigger. The problems with them is one, if you miss the hit the bait is gone almost every time. And two, tough to keep alive. Don't stay fresh very long if you don't stay on top of it.
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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2020, 05:22 PM »
Spikes get it done.sometimes 1,other times 2.change jig color until fish start biting.simple

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2020, 05:28 PM »
Tie the teardrop or jig ion the line using a Fas Tac clip. It lets the jig swing freely and seems to work good

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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2020, 05:33 PM »
Spikes get it done.sometimes 1,other times 2.change jig color until fish start biting.simple

X2 Doc. More about changing jig than bait.
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Re: Bait Pattern for Panfish
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2020, 05:37 PM »
Spikes all the way for me for all panfish. Red and white. Actually, just bought 30 dozen earlier today. 12 dozen red and 18 dozen white. Thatís usually enough for me for a season and not worrying about how many I put on a hook. Sometimes itís one, sometimes itís 3-5. Then you get on a bite where they want fresh meat on every drop regardless of what youíre using. Bait can go quick those days.

Iíve also caught several panfish (crappie, gills, perch) on a bare #3 rippin rap.
ďWhen the fish are biting, it really doesnít matter what youíre using. When the fish arenít biting, it really doesnít matter what youíre usingĒ - Uncle Dave

 



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