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Fish: Bluegill

Where can I find eater size bluegills

Post By: Trout_Slayer5280      Posted: 6/4/2020 11:19:36 AM     Points: 0    
Hey all Iím looking to get some water bluegill next week to fry up but I donít really know where to catch them and what to use. If yíall have any suggestions Iíd love to here em. I went to south Platte park today with no luck.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Jun. 4, 11:23:30 AM     Points: 59330    
don't know where you're at.. but Pueblo, Chatfield, CC, and Aurora come to mind.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Jun. 4, 11:40:26 AM     Points: 30256    
Small piece of worm on a small hook below a bobber has always worked for the kid and I.

Most small ponds etc have a healthy population. May have to sort through some small ones to find fish worth cleaning.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: Jun. 4, 1:05:17 PM     Points: 3772    
The midwest. Sorry, I know that is a smart ass response. Large gills in Colorado are going to be rare. But the few populations of large bluegill that are found in Colorado are going to be tightly held secrets. Most every pond has them, but most every pond has a stunted over population.
 Reply by: Beavis      Posted: Jun. 4, 2:22:26 PM     Points: 10    
If you grew up in a state like MN, you
will be disappointed. Iíve lived in CO for 25 years and still on the quest for solid bluegill fishing. If you like crappies, I can give you some help. Brush Hollow in Late may early june, done very well with
chartuse twister grubs on 1/32 oz pink jig suspended by a two foot bobber.
Cherry Creek R can be good in June on the north shoreline. Jumbo reservoir good all over the lake. Jumbo annex as well. Good luck!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 4, 3:58:55 PM     Points: 57    
I too lived in Minnesota when I was younger and the panfishing is certainly not the same out here in Colorado...Hard to find a consistent spot for those big gills...In my 20+ years of fishing out here, I've found one good spot. Front Range will probably have better luck somewhere at some secret pond haha.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 4, 6:26:05 PM     Points: 38411    
I fished Wisconson as a kid for panfish...you wont find anything similar in CO. There are gills in most metro ponds but big ones are hard to find. If you tried Chatty and you live nearby I would keep at it there and dont overlook any ponds in the metro that are 3-10 acres.
 Reply by: swede1      Posted: Jun. 4, 9:05:47 PM     Points: 62    
Went back to Minnesota before the ice came off and caught some nice ones. I miss those lakes.