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Dropper jig for bluegills


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monstermoose78

I am thinking of rigging up some kind of dropper rig for gills. Thinking a small buckshot to 4 mm tungsten jig. Was thinking about 3 to 4 inches.

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I will post  photo not going to head with the cold temps.

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monstermoose78

Kind of

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eyeguy 54
2 hours ago, Vitreus said:

Did they get rid of the species specific forums, or am I just bad at finding them?

gotta head to HSO it looks like for that

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eyeguy 54

you gonna use a stronger spring bobber moose?  or go by feel?

 

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monstermoose78

Here is what I came up with!! I know gills like some noise so it's a rattle spoon to nice little jig. :) 

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Here the rod it is on @eyeguy 54

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eyeguy 54

interesting. used that type set up for perch back in the day but have not for gills. 

 

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monstermoose78

I have had gills come into the rattle spoon but did not hit it. Perch and tullies liked it gills should too

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I have used droppers for both perch and gills, but my best luck came with the dropper a bit closer to the attractor or flash spoon. Commercial units are generally about 3/4" from the attractor. 

Good luck !!!

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monstermoose78

I can shorten it yet

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Cliff Wagenbach

Same principal as a Haili Jig but the Haili uses a dropper chain.

I have used the Haili with great success on gills and crappies. Use a wax worm on the dropper.

Your rig may work even better!

Cliff

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eyeguy 54
3 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

I can shorten it yet

 

good idea. i remember going 2 to 3 inches for perch.  swedish pimple and just a tiny hook and a minnow head. 

make it work Nick. :) 

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monstermoose78

O I will

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Tom Sawyer

Normally if gills come in on a spoon(big gills), they will commit. Try downsizing to the smallest pimple,frosty, or forage minnow, but drop speed can make a huge difference in your cadence, and success. The seductive drop and dance from small slender spoons, and the new quiver spoon from Lindy can sometimes pay off. The slow flutter of #3 Chubby Darters have fooled a few too..... But keep us posted Nick.

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Neighbor_guy

I have found that a dropper that's more than an inch will be a tangled up mess in short order. But like anything else. Right time/place/bait. 

 

Goid luck

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13 hours ago, Cliff Wagenbach said:

Same principal as a Haili Jig but the Haili uses a dropper chain.

I have used the Haili with great success on gills and crappies. Use a wax worm on the dropper.

Your rig may work even better!

Cliff

 

I'll be using these this year.  Picked up a bunch of Hali baits at Red Rock over the summer/fall.  

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