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Offline Parasite

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Bluegills?
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:28:09 PM »
When do the bluegills spawn around here? I need some flyrod practice.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:21:38 PM »
With this warm spell we're heading into, it should be pretty darn soon.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:45:27 PM »
Based on when the crappies spawned this year, I'd guess they already have at least started but I haven't had time to get out and check them.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 06:13:25 AM »
I don't even know what lakes to go to yet. I just need to get out. They are so much fun on the flyrod.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 07:00:29 AM »
I don't even know what lakes to go to yet. I just need to get out. They are so much fun on the flyrod.

Which flys work well for Bluegill?
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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:05:26 AM »
Pretty much any black terrestrial pattern. Black being the key. Size 8 or 10 if I recall correctly.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 07:47:14 AM »
I have had great luck in the past with a red salmon egg pattern.
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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 08:27:53 AM »
Used to catch them with poppers as a kid in MN. That was a hoot!

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 08:34:34 AM »
I think they are already spawning. I saw a bluegill sitting on a nest while bass fishing at square lake on kitsap peninsula about 2 weeks ago. 

I have caught lots of bluegill with size 12 or smaller Adams fly, or other flies in white, black, or brown.  My main go-to bluegill setup is a size 12 or 14 plain hook (that would be used for tying an Adams fly) and about a half inch of small live worm or artificial worm. Artificial is cleaner and stays on the hook longer. Live worm is more effective for finicky fish.  I use this setup on fly-rod and angling rods, sometimes with a bobber, sometimes without. Sometimes with a weight 6" above the hook below a bobber for deeper water.  I rig the worm so that it is in a "S" shape on the hook.

Artificial worms I use: (sold at walmart)

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 11:06:57 AM »
they begin spawning as ear;ly as april and will spawn up to 5 times. generally when the water hits 65 ish degrees they get going

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 05:07:18 PM »




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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 05:07:50 PM »
Caught some monsters today!!  :chuckle:

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
That looks like good bass bait

for bluegills around the Olympia area hit either Munn Lake towards Tumwater or Chambers Lake in Lacey.
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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 05:36:49 PM »
Those are pumpkinseeds. Still fun to catch, just dont get very big.

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Re: Bluegills?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 05:39:33 PM »
Yah I wasn't sure if they were true bluegill, I knew they were sunfish of some type. I don't tend to mess with any warm water scrap fish.  :chuckle:

 


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