Reply by: the fishing dj Posted: 1/4/2014 3:42:06 PM Points: 25870
So far for me this season, my gills have been on a 1/64oz orange and chartreuse pelkie jig tipped with half of a meal worm. I sat my rod down in the rod holder and just lightly tapped the blank, causing it to lightly twitch in the water, and after a while, they would come in. Good luck and I hope this helped. Tight lines, Rob
Thanks for the advice too, guys. I very much appreciate it. I've never fished for anything through the ice except trout and eyes (once). I love fishing for (and catching) sunfish and crappie. As a kid in Texas, there were so many bluegill that anglers were asked to throw them on the shore if they were caught. Of course I wouldn't do it... they're too cool a fish for that.
Anyway, looking forward to getting to know gills and greenies here in Colorado.
Reply by: the fishing dj Posted: 1/4/2014 8:20:14 PM Points: 25870
Opry, just out of curiosity, where are you going to chase them? If you want, I know of a killer pond up north here, and if you're willing to drive a bit, you can have what might be your best day on ice for gills. Hit me up through my skipper link if your interested. I'll put a little teaser of what the lake is capable of below for you. Tight lines, Rob