What lures work best for bluegills?

The 5 Best Lures for Big Bluegills

  1. Grubs. A grub paired with a 1/64- to 1/8- ounce lead head jig is, without question, the single most productive bluegill lure.
  2. Spinnerbaits.
  3. Inline Spinners.
  4. Carolina Rigs.
  5. Spoons.

Can you use crankbaits in shallow water?

Medium-diving crankbaits work well in water that is shallower than 10 feet, even when they dive deeper than the water’s depth. A crankbait that dives 10 feet, for example, will be excellent in shallower water, as it will dig into the bottom and cause a disturbance.

What color lures do bluegill like?

Top colors for bluegill spinnerbaits include yellow, white, black, chartreuse, purple and brown. Tie the lure directly to the line but change the line often to reduce effects of line twist.

How deep should I fish for bluegill?

Most nests can be found 1 to 4 feet deep, except in clear water where spawning beds might be as deep as 10 to 15 feet. On larger reservoirs, spawning bluegill can be found 2 to 7 feet deep in the backs of pockets along flatter banks.

What is the best crank bait for crappie?

Quick glance at the best crappie crankbaits:

  • Strike King Slab Hammer Crappie Cranks.
  • Bandit Crappie Crankbaits 300 Series.
  • Rebel Wee Crawfish.
  • Rapala Ultra Light Crank.
  • Rat-L-Trap Mini.

When should you throw crankbaits?

Late fall and early spring when bass roam the shallows are ideal times to throw a square bill crankbait. The short bill crankbait can be slowly cranked through shallow brush when the water is still cold in the early spring.

How do I catch a small bluegill?

The best live baits for nesting bluegill include crickets, worms or grasshoppers set 1 to 3 feet below a tiny bobber. Remember to think small when fishing for bluegill. Since the fish have such small mouths, a number 6 hook should be large enough for your bait.

How far can you cast a jerkbait?

You want to make sure the rod has enough length to allow you to cast the lure a decent distance–without being too long to prevent the proper jerking motion on retrieval. The best length for a solid jerkbait rod is between six-and-a-half and seven feet.

How big is a Mann’s 1 minus crankbaits?

Mann’s 1-Minus Crankbaits Mann’s Length Weight Baby 2-1/4″ 1/4oz Mid 3″ 3/8oz Regular 3-1/4″ 5/8oz

Which is the best crankbait on the tournament trail?

The Mann’s Baby -1 is one of the hottest shallow running crankbaits on the tournament trail today, and for good reason. The one-piece molded body and lip are extremely strong and the thick paint and finish are chip-resistant.

What to do with a Mann’s baby 1?

The one-piece molded body and lip are extremely strong and the thick paint and finish are chip-resistant. Throw the Mann’s Baby -1 over submerged grass, across shallow flats and around stumps for rod busting strikes from hungry shad eating bass.