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While looking through catalogs,websites Etc i noticed they werent that much bluegill imitation lures. 90 percent of the lures i find try to immitate Frogs,Shad,Smelt,Trout,Baby Bass,Crawdads and stuff bass Loves.

I know they are some lures offered in Bluegill colors and there are some out there but i am not a hard bait fan, Alot of Bluegill Immitation lures tend to be pricey. So is there any Bluegill immitation lures that will be able fool bass that the lure is a bluegill?

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Huddleston HuddGil 

Matt Lures, soft and hard gills

Just go to TW and look at technique specific under swimbaits.

There are several bluegill crankbaits patterns availble like Bagley Small Fry.

Tom

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Pretty much any watermelon or green pumpkin colored jig makes a decent approximation to a bluegill. Many companies make jigs, bladed/vibrating jigs, and spinnerbaits with bluegill-patterned skirts, too.

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2 hours ago, WRB said:

Huddleston HuddGil 

Matt Lures, soft and hard gills

Just go to TW and look at technique specific under swimbaits.

There are several bluegill crankbaits patterns availble like Bagley Small Fry.

Tom

Thanks for the Suggestion but I think im not blasting that much money for those

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Storm, Lakeland, Big Bite Lures are 3 I found quickly!

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this will probably interest you, http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress-jointed-sunfish-3-12-swimbait#repChildCatid=22569

 

also ive caught alot lately on these in summer gill, http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Yum_Pulse_Swimbait/descpage-YPSD.html

 

tight lines.

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Are you talking about bluegill shaped baits or just bluegill imitators? There's a ton of bluegill colored baits out there. For sure one of the most often imitated prey species out there. 

The Mattlures soft gills are extremely realistic bluegill imitations. His U2 gill isn't that expensive. Jackall Gantarel or Gantarel Jr are very realistic gill glides that are pretty reasonable, but that's in the eyes of a guy that has no problems popping for a Deps Bullshooter.

Not meaning this to be a jerk, but I got a little chuckle out of the fact that you're avatar is an Imakatsu Gillroid, but a Hudd Gill or Mattlures is too expensive. 

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Siebert Outdoors makes a blue gill pattern swim jig that is KILLER! I match the jigs up with Rage Tail Structure Bugs, Shellcracker and Menace.

http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/Swim-Jig-902.htm

 

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9 hours ago, Gillroid 9000 said:

Thanks for the Suggestion but I think im not blasting that much money for those

 

12 hours ago, Gillroid 9000 said:

While looking through catalogs,websites Etc i noticed they werent that much bluegill imitation lures. 90 percent of the lures i find try to immitate Frogs,Shad,Smelt,Trout,Baby Bass,Crawdads and stuff bass Loves.

I know they are some lures offered in Bluegill colors and there are some out there but i am not a hard bait fan, Alot of Bluegill Immitation lures tend to be pricey. So is there any Bluegill immitation lures that will be able fool bass that the lure is a bluegill?

I use a Zoom 6" lizard in pumpkin with a chartreuse tail to imitate blue gill. Fish it almost exclusively when the blue gill are spawning and it works like a charm. 

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Hack attack heavy cover swim jig in blue gill with gambler little ez copper field color trailer. Best bream immatation I've found. You can find a pack of little ez for under 4 bucks. They are much more durable than other swim baits and the jig has a good keeper on it. 

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Check on Tackle Warehouse and you will find dozens of bluegill and bream pattern baits in the hard bait sections. Theres shallow cranks, bid cranks, prop baits, plastic baits, spinner baits and jigs. There's a bunch. 

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strike king shell cracker 

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Storm and Northland have small bluegill soft swims for cheap. I never did well on them. 

Fish are not that smart though so a standard swimjig or paddletail will produce better. Unless you are hawg hunting. Then go with the big realistic expensive ones.

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23 hours ago, Gillroid 9000 said:

I know they are some lures offered in Bluegill colors and there are some out there but i am not a hard bait fan

So what are you looking for exactly?  Anything in a green pumpkin with a dash of chartreuse thrown in will imitate a bluegill.

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21 hours ago, Gillroid 9000 said:

Thanks for the Suggestion but I think im not blasting that much money for those

If your budget can't handle $5.89 Bagley Small Fry bluegill crankbait we can't help you.

Tom

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11 hours ago, BrackishBassin said:

 

I use a Zoom 6" lizard in pumpkin with a chartreuse tail to imitate blue gill. Fish it almost exclusively when the blue gill are spawning and it works like a charm. 

i catch fish YEAR ROUND on Zoom lizards in GP with a chartreuse dip. shallow, deep and all areas in between. they offer a 5" lizard that is deadly on Spots and will catch big LM too.

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Good bluegill imitations for me are bream colored chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, swimjigs, and most green pumpkin soft plastic swimsuits.

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2 hours ago, WRB said:

If your budget can't handle $5.89 Bagley Small Fry bluegill crankbait we can't help you.

Tom

I meant the Mattlures,Hudds,Ganterals,Bullshooters and Livetargets. I know my Profile pic is a Gillroid which retails for 80USD >.< and im not blasting that much Money on those Bluegill Imitation lures. Also i dont have the right gear to throw those Big Bulky Bluegills.

Im okay with a 6-10 Dollar lure but Ill pass the Expensive ones.

 

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2 minutes ago, Gillroid 9000 said:

I meant the Mattlures,Hudds,Ganterals,Bullshooters and Livetargets. I know my Profile pic is a Gillroid which retails for 80USD >.< and im not blasting that much Money on those Bluegill Imitation lures. Also i dont have the right gear to throw those Big Bulky Bluegills.

Im okay with a 6-10 Dollar lure but Ill pass the Expensive ones.

 

I think the LiveTarget bluegill us right around 10 bucks.Soft bodied like the frogs.

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1 minute ago, MassBassin508 said:

I think the LiveTarget bluegill us right around 10 bucks.Soft bodied like the frogs.

Uhhh i think Every Livetarget lures Go over 10 bucks(Except for the Swimbait series which Im not looking for)

 

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Just now, MassBassin508 said:

Its 12.99 which is right around 10 bucks

Hmmmm Ill consider it Maybe.

Uh so people. I found the Jackall clone gill for 13 USD on sale.

They look pretty realistic but i heard that here Durability is So bad that Its just bad.

They come in a 5 per pack and Should i get a pack?

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Bladed jigs and swim jigs are excellent bluegill imitations for very reasonable prices. I take a Hard Candy colored Rage Menace and dip just the tip of the tails in some chartreuse JJ's and rig it vertically on the back of this bladed jig and it looks ALOT like a baby bluegill in the water.

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