Do you love big bluegill?
20150503- had a good day on the water!. Water temp jumped up to 65 degs almost thru out the lake. Bluegills and panfish in general were in the shallows less than 3 FOW. Crappies were a bit deeper and spawning spotted a few on some nest clearings so I left them alone and concentrated shallow. Sun was bright and strong near eighty degrees warmest day of the year…. Strong variable winds were tough to deal with found some productive spots in sheltered areas. Algae build up was tremendous in just a few days. Golden shiners were spawning alongside the algae and I tagged a few heavy females … these things are tanks in this lake. Caught a 12” plusser late last fall
Started out with the slip bobber and was somewhat productive nailing many smaller fish and a jumbo 91 percentile p’seed … then hooked up the crank bait with a chain dropper tipped with the pink Gulp Maggot… unbelievable action one fish after another … a perfect solution for a very shallow presentation. I also hooked up with another 90 percentile M.A. 8.1” p’seed on the crank bait/dropper/pink gulp combo… awesome…
Everything caught today was tagged with a fresh bottle of Pink Gulp Maggots either on slip bobber or the bait dropper rig.