Bass Fishing New Water with Bluegill Imitation Baits

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Bluegills are a primary forage for largemouth bass throughout the summer months, so finding them is often key to quality fishing. Wired2Fish staffers Mitch Anderson and Kobie Koenig explore a new lake with a handful of bluegill-imitating baits ranging from swim jigs, frogs, to bladed jigs.

Upon observing an abundance of bluegills in the shallows, matching the hatch was the obvious choice. Mitch opted for a swim jig while Kobie worked a popping frog or ChatterBait, depending on the cover. Moving baits allowed both anglers to fish fast and dial in the bite. 

Swim Jig Setup

Frogging Setup

ChatterBait Setup

Tokyo Rig Setup

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