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I am going out tonight after work until dark, and was thinking of taking my spinning gear, rigging it up with a nightcrawler and just let it set while I fish a C-rig or something else on another rod.  

I guess I am going through a "drought" so to speak, not catching much in this Kansas heat, so i thought maybe I could increase my chances by possibly catching some bluegill or crappie.  

Anyone else fish for crappie or bluegill while fishing for bass?

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Actually i do quite often. I rig up a ultra lite spinning set up and put on a good ole hook and worm and let it sit., while i throw out the spinnerbaits ect... for the big boys.

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yea this Kansas heat is somthing isnt it!

i fish for bluegill all the time. i really dont like live bait, because i think its cheating. alot of people probably dissagree, but thats just my oppinion.  

i catch alot of bluegill when i dropshot a small 1" long crappie tube.

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I fish with live bait every now and again when im looking for some fish to eat.  usually a droped shot rig with a bull minnow.

catch the hell out of white perch in the evenings, usually catch a few bass in the process as well.

Ive tried what your saying too, working a jig or a crig, but its too much action on live bait to put the rod down.  more of a pain than anything

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First off, I'm in California and the summer heat is running its usual course.  I've thought of doing the same thing you guys are talking about only with carp.  I can't count how many times I've been pounding the shores looking for bass when a GIANT carp slowly rolls along the water's edge mouthing everything within its reach.    

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Yes, it seems I do that quite often really. Mostly, I try this when I'm sitting out on the dock. It's nice to cast out and try my luck with the bass, and haul in a decent size crappie on the other line. I usually use minnows when using live bait.

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Lot's of good ideas here...and I can vouch for all of them in KS.  I like the 1" crappie tubes.  Haven't tried dropshotting them, but I will now.  Live minnows are always a good idea.  Pink minnows if they're available in your area.  Right now from what I've seen in my area... with no rain lately and all the heat, I believe the thermocline is pretty high.  Pushing the fish pretty shallow to find sufficient oxygen.  I've been doing well in about 3 to 6 feet of water along riprap and weedlines.  Jigs, spinnerbaits, t-rigs...they all seem to be producing decent numbers lately.  Good luck.  Don't fish deep.  I made that mistake for several days without a bite.  Not enough oxygen down there.  I've even been catching nice channel cat in 2-4 feet of water in the same areas.

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If I have A way to secure a second pole I put life bait on most of the time it is A nightcrawler and A leech catch as many bass on that rig as I do with lures.

                         Good  Luck!

                                 Sinker48 :)

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Guest DavidGreen

huskertko, playmaker47, Will, fireandice,

Was out yesterday (7/03) (81° air temp at 6:00am) morning.......:D

Fireandice is right the thermocline is up high. In about 2' of water we are getting 81° temp readings.

The local bite is way off with everything we got to the boat being in the 15" range from out of windy point rocks...:D.

They have stuffed themselves into the rocks. Took (spinner baits, white/chart, nickel double colorado's) with a lot of thump, swimming the with the surface currents, and letting them fall right over the points. The bites came on the fall...... ;D

No real time to lay a rod with small baits over the side.

The fish aren't using any real energy now.... :(

Can't wait for the heat to break and fall to get here......    ;)

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i wouldnt recommend doing that unless u have the rod in ur hand because i  have had too many rods dragged into the water by lunker bass. the cool thing is i always got em back with the fish still on ;D

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I have tried that a couple of times, but I could never keep my mind on both rigs, so if I feel like pitching a nitecrawler or minnow, I just fish the one line at a time.  

PS I think it's a real Hoot that allot of bassfisherman think that live bait is cheating.  I once had this discussion with a guy.  He was in a $35,000.00 Triton, loaded with all the latest electronics bitchin' about the poor folk on the bank using live bait and not giving the fish a "sporting" chance.  Some people............ :-*

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