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I caught this little guy on Friday, probably the smallest fish I've ever caught, on an inline spinner while fishing for Rock Bass :)

 

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That's the size of the Pumpkinseeds we get around here! My girlfriend loves catching them on ultralight gear haha.

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That's the size of the Pumpkinseeds we get around here! My girlfriend loves catching them on ultralight gear haha.

 

haha yeah they really are fun on ultralight tackle.

I need to find some 1 pound test line for some of the extremely tiny ones though :) 

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Barrels of fun, they are, especially 

on long poles (kind w/o reels)!

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Barrels of fun, they are, especially 

on long poles (kind w/o reels)!

 

Yep.  When I first got into fishing I purchased a 12' long "bream pole".  I attached 6 pound line to the pole tip and absolutely cleaned up the bluegill at my favorite little lake.  Occasionally a catfish or bass would strike...talk about close-quarters battles :)

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haha yeah they really are fun on ultralight tackle.

I need to find some 1 pound test line for some of the extremely tiny ones though :)

What would happen if you hooked a bass with 1 pound test?

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What would happen if you hooked a bass with 1 pound test?

 

It would definitely be interesting while it lasted  :)  Especially if it was one of the river smallies.

Although most of my bass, including my PB largemouth (only 5 lbs) have been caught on 4-6 pound test.  I've always enjoyed using light/ultralight tackle.

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It would definitely be interesting while it lasted  :)  Especially if it was one of the river smallies.

Although most of my bass, including my PB largemouth (only 5 lbs) have been caught on 4-6 pound test.  I've always enjoyed using light/ultralight tackle.

My PB was also caught on 6 pound line.

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Caught 5 bluegill of decent size early this morning on the river.  3 on a 1/24 oz white Rooster Tail, and 2 on a little homemade jig-soft plastic lure I made a while ago.

Bluegill are great fish :)

I can't wait for the arrival of my new UL rod, hopefully it'll be here by Monday.

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I also love Bluegills. I like using the rebel crickhopper lure. It is 1 1/2 inches long. It has 2 tiny trebel hooks. Caught a few bass on it to. :)

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I also love Bluegills. I like using the rebel crickhopper lure. It is 1 1/2 inches long. It has 2 tiny trebel hooks. Caught a few bass on it to. :)

 

The Crickhopper is great.  I have one in firetiger color that has caught many a bluegill and bass.  I forgot to bring it with me to the river this morning, which is a shame because the bluegill were feeding near the surface.

Normally I use the crickhopper as a topwater lure, twitching it to draw strikes. 

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The Crickhopper is great.  I have one in firetiger color that has caught many a bluegill and bass.  I forgot to bring it with me to the river this morning, which is a shame because the bluegill were feeding near the surface.

Normally I use the crickhopper as a topwater lure, twitching it to draw strikes. 

Mine is also firetiger. I think trout like it better straight reeled. Caught a few trout on it before. I also love twitching it on the surface. Some Bluegills really hit it hard. :)

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Mine is also firetiger. I think trout like it better straight reeled. Caught a few trout on it before. I also love twitching it on the surface. Some Bluegills really hit it hard. :)

 

Have you noticed that cool action the Crickhopper makes when very slowly reeled in on the surface?  I love how the "tail" wags side to side...drives the Bluegill crazy :)

 

Might as well keep this thread going for Bluegill related information...I could talk about them all day. 

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Speaking of the Crickhopper, I also like Rebel's Teeny Wee Crawfish and Teeny Wee Frog....great Bluegill cranks, and bass seem to enjoy them as well.

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