When targeting Bluegill on large reservoir;

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My goal as a kayaker this fall is to find the young bluegills in the late afternoon, and use ‘em in the morning for catfish or striper. Being under paddle power, I’m trying to narrow my focus a bit. Thanks!
 

Big7

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My goal as a kayaker this fall is to find the young bluegills in the late afternoon, and use ‘em in the morning for catfish or striper. Being under paddle power, I’m trying to narrow my focus a bit. Thanks!
Minnow trap is your friend. 😉
 
i guess it might depend on what size bluegill your wanting.

For smaller palm sized bluegill. Around rocks seem to be a consistent producer. Dosent matter if its on main lake or back in creek. Down trees & boat ramps are good areas also.
 

Anvil Head

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Any boat ramp with a floating dock will have plenty of butterbeans around them. Piece of worm on a size 10 hook should get all you need in short order.
 
Any boat ramp with a floating dock will have plenty of butterbeans around them. Piece of worm on a size 10 hook should get all you need in short order.
even better believe it or not.....bacon! One slice of raw bacon will last you all day and here's why: a tiny chuck of bacon will stay on the hook better & longer than a worm. Sometimes you can catch several bluegills on the same piece of bacon. Also the oily bacon flavor spreads out attracting more bluegills. When my kids were tiny I wanted them to have non-stop action so of course bluegills were my go-to fish. So a tiny bit of raw bacon on a tiny hook was insane fun for the kids especially once that bacon oil slick started to spread. Come evening bigger bacon pieces worked on catfish.
 

j_seph

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My goal as a kayaker this fall is to find the young bluegills in the late afternoon, and use ‘em in the morning for catfish or striper. Being under paddle power, I’m trying to narrow my focus a bit. Thanks!
Float, bb sinker, 2ft deep, red wiggler down the sides of the bank. Preferably along rocks or wood. Been doing it for 30 years
 

Richf7

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even better believe it or not.....bacon! One slice of raw bacon will last you all day and here's why: a tiny chuck of bacon will stay on the hook better & longer than a worm. Sometimes you can catch several bluegills on the same piece of bacon. Also the oily bacon flavor spreads out attracting more bluegills. When my kids were tiny I wanted them to have non-stop action so of course bluegills were my go-to fish. So a tiny bit of raw bacon on a tiny hook was insane fun for the kids especially once that bacon oil slick started to spread. Come evening bigger bacon pieces worked on catfish.
When I was a kid fatback and bacon never failed. The biggest bream I ever caught was on a piece of ham!
 
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