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    This Bluegill season has started off with a bang. Yesterday I located a few good specimens and convinced them to bite the Berkeley Gulp 1in Minnow. Small fry were skipping out of the water like miniature porpoises and that bait worked wonderfully. So today I ventured back out and decided to try a new bait, the Nikko Pinworm. Skinny and about the same length of the fry, I mounted it up on the 1g Cultiva Mushi jighead. Now a certain You Tube fisherman recommended this combination and nicknamed it the Bluegill Killer. His assessment is correct, I hammered them today on this combination and below are some pics of today’s catch.
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    Tipped with a Nibble, it was lights out for the Gills. The ABU Real Finesse Eradicator spooled with the Sunline Braid had the hook set for me by the time I felt the vibration from the strike. This braid is over a year old and I have not even reversed it once since spooling it up. Water clarity was terrible so no leader was needed.
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    Other species thought it looked appetizing, and put a bend in my rod they did.
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    Everyone is hungry right now. Water temps have warmed to 70 degrees…. the magic number in my lakes. I kept several for the freezer, and brought home one female for an egg check.
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    It is definitely time to start looking for beds and I suspect this one was in her bedding area. She was caught in the same spot as the Crappie pictured above, and she was on the nest for sure as eggs were coming from her onto the boat deck. I believe they (Gills and Crappie) may spawn in the same areas. So anyway give that Nikko Pinworm a look, it is small and skinny but I caught over 50 fish today on just one bait, and it is still in good shape. I am not sponsored or affiliated with this company, just reporting on a bait that worked for me.

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    Now that sure does look fun! I like the Nikko baits myself. I will have to check out the bluegill assassin jigheads as well.
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    Awesome fish!


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    Great catch and report on your bait and setup. Yeah, that water looked pretty gnarly, but held some real nice fish. Thanks for the ride along!
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    Very nice report. Congrats on some good catches. Got some of the those pinworms here. Gotta give them a try.
    Check out my Instagram fishing pics:
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    You did very well. Like the variety and size, the smallie was a hoot, I’m sure. I have a small bait that’s similar but longer and it’s been working for me too. Everything likes it, even 3’ Gar.
    Listen to your gut over all the other voices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    You did very well. Like the variety and size, the smallie was a hoot, I’m sure. I have a small bait that’s similar but longer and it’s been working for me too. Everything likes it, even 3’ Gar.
    3’ Yikes!
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    Nice fish.
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    how durable is it ? inquiring mind thing
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketchn View Post
    how durable is it ? inquiring mind thing
    About 50 fish were caught with this one bait that day and then a bunch more, maybe 20 were caught the next trip with it before a dock cable decided to eat it. I think VA crappie man has caught over 100 on the same bait without any significant damage. Probably not cost effective in the long run, I am still on my 50pc. of Bison Trout Magnets from last year and they are 4.99pk. The Nikko worms are 6.29pk and you get 8 baits. YMMV

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