Bluegill Fishing

Lake Fishing Techniques for Bluegill and Bluegill Fishing Tips

Lake Fishing Techniques, Lake Fishing Tips, Take Fishing Tricks

Bluegill fishing appeals to a wide range of fisherman, from the novice to the experienced. It can be easy to scratch the surface of bluegill fishing, but it can take some serious angling to be successful when they are not in their spawn beds. With these lake fishing techniques for bluegill and the use of these lake fishing tips your chances will greatly improve.

Suggested Equipment

  •  5’-6’6” Light Action Rod
  •  Small Spinning Reel
  •  4-6lb. Test Monofilament Line
  •  Small Stick Spring Bobber


Bluegill Flu-flu Jig(aka chicken jig) and Bee moth Fishing Technique

Attach a flu-flu jig to your line (pink or purple works best) and bait the hook on the jig with a bee moth. Set your spring bobber so that your jig will settle about 1’ feet off the bottom of the lake. Since bluegill are extremely protective of their spawn beads in the spring, you want to try to cast along the weed beds where their spawn beads are usually located. If you are not fishing in spring, bluegill will tend to be in a bit deeper of water. Remove your bobber and let your jig sink to the bottom. Then, give your reel a couple cranks to set it about 2’ off the bottom. You will also want to attach a split shot sinker 1’ up from your jig to ensure there is enough weight on your line to keep the jig at the bottom.

  • Bluegill Flu-flu Jig and Behemoth Fishing Tip: Crank in your line slightly when fishing spawn beds. The added movement will irritate the bluegill causing them to strike more aggressively.

Bluegill Worm Fishing Technique

This is on of the most basic setups used for bluegill fishing. You are going to attach a small barbed J hook on the end of your line, a foot up from there attach a split shot sinker, and at a distance that will put the bottom of your hook 6” from the lake floor, attach your adjustable spring bobber. Bait your hook with an active red worm. Place your rig in an area with weed coverage, around down stumps, or lily pads.

  • Worm Bluegill Fishing Tips: Don’t thread your worm onto the hook; this limits the worm’s ability to move and thus limits its ability to attract bluegill. Put the worm on the hook in a pleated manner, so the bluegill will be attracted to the movement of the worm and have easy access to the hook. 

Bluegill are fun to fish for and great to eat. They make a great introductory fish for lake fishing and perfect for teach children how to fish. 

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