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Question by Nebraskahunter18. Uploaded on June 24, 2011
We always used bread but this was a neighborhood pond so that might have been the reason why they liked it so much but its worth a try.
i have salted minnows in the fridge that would work good.
American cheese works pretty well in this country. I think in Switzerland, they use Swiss cheese for bait:)
bacon or hotdogs.
Bread..thunkderdog512..Seems your neighborhood pond wasn't the only one:). I have caught them in a few places with bread balls.
Hot dog chunks. I've caught 50+ in a day with hot dogs. Easily. Sometimes much more.
Bacon, bacon, bacon. Hands down.
I have a friend who claims to have had great success using chicken liver for bait. He coats it with garlic powder and lets it dry out for a few days so it will be hard enough to stay on the hook.
i've seen a blue gill hit a cigarrette butt that someone threw in the water. must have been hungry.
I just use a small piece of hot dog..cheaper the better.. and some times you'll get a catfish too.
sorry for being late but I once tried a small piece of pickle and i caught six bluegills without even changing the piece. it stays on the hook very well.
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