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Bluegill Fishing in Ohio

How To Catch Bluegill In Ohio

Big Bluegill Fishing in OhioFor this April I was planning to go fishing in Alabama to catch my first bluegill. But this morning I found my self walking through a dark forest near New Straitsville, in Perry County, Southeast Ohio..  to find a little pond at an old coal mine.

I was so ready and excited to catch a bluegill. I have never seen one before. We don't have it in European lakes. For local fisherman it's not a special fish at all and nothing to get excited about it. They catch smaller bluegills to use as live bait to catch catfish and decent size largemouth bass.

I quickly made a simple rig; a small size hook and bobber on a 23mm line.
Here they use worms to catch everything. So I followed my friends. Even though I hate using live creatures to catch fish, I had no choice..

Here the result! my first Bluegill
They were everywhere. Around the old trees, bushes, weeds, deep bottoms, shore and all over the pond. They just love worm and attack it like a shark. I loved playing with them! It was an awesome day for me. I liked in Fishing Bluegill in Ohio

Bluegill fishing in Ohio Perry County

My first Bluegill was really a good, decent size one. This is the second catch. It was rather a small one but it attacked the worm like a piranha :)
How to Catch Bluegill