Dropshotting Summertime Bluegills Video: During this episode, Jeremy Smith and Ty Sjodin use drop-shot tactics to catch plate size gills they found using modern electronics. Drop shotting is not just for bass fishing, it can be very effective for panfish also.
Bluegill—Though only the second-largest sunfish, the bluegill is the king of the clan for its wide distribution and popularity among anglers of all ages, summer and winter. They’re found in 49 states and several Canadian provinces. Though the all-tackle record stands at 4 pounds 12 ounces, caught in Alabama in 1950, specimens over a pound are considered trophy-size across their range. Fisheries agencies have begun placing more emphasis on managing bluegills, to maintain good numbers of larger fish that anglers seek.