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Bluegill wont bite
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:27 PM
I tried foam bugs to with long and short legs 3 different colors never one bite...
Whats the problem? The water I fish in is stained / kind of muddy... Not VERY bad though.
Is there something I can do to make them bite?
Oh and i'm fishing in a lake, tried in a pound too and still nothing ( same color water ) I live in texas and all the lakes by me are muddy or stained
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:57 PM
I would try some nymphs. Hares ear or a Pheasent tail. Preferably with some soft hackle.
The water in a local pond here was pretty cold last Wednesday and a size 16 red zebra midge worked for me on a few fish.
Prince nymphs and scuds also do well. Once in awhile, a size 14 beadbead olive bugger.
Keep an eye out for water temps since the lower temps slow metabolism, which means smaller is usually best.
Also, look for ants. If there are any trees over the water on your preferred pond, a few ants might work.
Start with smaller size flies and work your way up and start with slow hand twist retrieves.
With summer coming up fast, hoppers and crickets have been known to work wonders in lots of places, so having some tied or bought by then is a good idea also.
Size 14 2x long dry fly hook.
Experiment is the key.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:13 PM
I have tried throwing grasshopper in the water beetles crickets, they wont even come to the top for them... i tried that a long time ago
Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:08 PM
I also have good results with a sz. 12 Damsel Nymph. Soft hackle flies are good as well.
Brian in Bryan