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Question by John Doe. Uploaded on November 12, 2010
Crickets, grasshoppers, and worms. Thread the worms up the hook to keep the panfish from stealing the bait.
Some people consider crappie panfish, for crappie minnows work best. For bluegill and other panfish I like worms.
I would say Candian nightcrawler cut in half. Thats what works best for me.
RED~LOBSTER works beat for ME!
The best all time bait is (drum roll please)..................Belgium Red Wigglers that have been fed WORM-GLO. The belgums have a extremely tough skin and will stay on the hook better than regular red wigglers. The WORM-GLO will change their color and they become super bait. I have even caught redfish and white trout on them. I bought my last WORM-GLO from BassPro. The next best worm is a tiger worm. Then after that is the big night crawlers. The WORM-GLO works on all of the earth worms. The next best bait is an albino cricket. I have also had very good luck using gambusia minnows.
for artificial bait try jigs with small trailers like curly tails.
This is my number one way to catch bluegill on my home water. I think it sounds funny but it really works. I use a size 16 hook and use a small piece of hot dog skin under a small bobber. The piece needs to be tiny. Just small enough to go on the hook point, that way the bluegill can't nibble the bait off.
use worms or crickets on a jig head
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