Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bluegill are Biting on KY. Lake

The bluegill are still biting and I'm going to show you the set up I used tonight.

First, there is my rod....

It's a Browning rod that I've had for quite some time.  It's a nice, light action rod and the thing I like best about it is that it's only 5 ft. long.  It's very easy for me to manuver around.  I also like the butt on it because it's a short butt and much easier for my small hands to hold.  I would actually prefer an even slightly shorter butt, except I haven't been able to find one.  I don't know if anyone even makes one.  (No butt jokes please!)

You can just ignore the chipped nail polish - it's because I've been catching so many fish....

The reel I use is a Daiwa SS 700.  I love the way this reel works.  It's a light reel, small and works very smoothly.  It can take a lot of abuse and it has held up beautifully.

The lures I'm using today are Shelton's Phyllis Blue Gill Bugs.  They come in a variety of colors, but I usually prefer the black ones with either a black or white leg....
I like to attach a live wax worm to further entice the blue gill.  Doesn't that look yummy?

Today I was fishing off of the dock.  Here's my set up.  2 folding chairs with backs on them.  After an hour or 2 of fishing, believe me, I appreciate the back on the chair.  I have my 5 gallon bucket that I use for a table to place my bait on.  I usually have a towel for my hands too....
I also have my Plano tackle box filled with all my goodies and a waterproof bag for my camera and my wallet...

And finally I have my fish basket to hold ALL the fish I catch!

Today my friend Donna and I just sat on the dock, threw our lines out in to about 5 ft. of water and let that lure sink to the bottom.  We have a nice little area where the bottom of the lake is slightly sandy with some gravel and there are some nice brush piles scattered about.  Then we would slowly reel a little, let it sit still for a few seconds, reel a little, and let it sit.  It drove the blue gill crazy and before you know it, we had a basket full of fish, all around this size....
So there you go.  Easy as pie.  It was a fun evening.


  1. Visiting your blog for the first time. Just came over from the OBN. Really enjoyed reading of your setup and fun you had catching Bluegill. I will be back!

  2. I haven't been fishing for a while, but you catching blue gill makes me want to go. I have a short pole, too..because I am short and it's so light and easy for me to use. My reel is a shimano, and I can't remember what the pole is, as it's a new replacement pole cause I broke mine a couple of years ago.

    I bet you had a yummy fish fry!

  3. Della, You need to break out that rod and go girl! The fish fry is coming!!

  4. would like to know how to get some of those Phyllis Blue Gill Bugs?

    Thank You

    1. Hi Jack: You could try contacting:

      If they don't stock it they may know who does. Good luck.

    2. You may also want to check out this book I reviewed:


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