Quick and Easy Way to Catch more Bluegills on Waxworms - Try it this Weekend
Squish Your Waxie to Improve Action
I learned this tip many years ago. I was out on early ice in Wisconsin.
There was a bout 4" of Ice and I was fishing a small bay well-known
to the locals for producing nice panfish early in the year.
I had been out for about 2 hours punching holes throughout the bay and hopping around to find active fish.
A few nice ones had been caught but I noticed a couple of guys had been pulling them out rather consistently.
More consistently than I had been..
Luckily for me they were super nice guys who were in town pre-fishing the lake for an upcoming tournament.
I could tell they knew their stuff.
I made a comment about their skill in pulling bluegills through the ice.
One of the gentleman came over, asked me to reel up my jig.. so I did.
He grabbed my waxie between forefiger and thumb and gave it a good
squish.. the guts hung by threads.
He then dropped my tungsten jig and waxie into the hole and jigged it
a few times pointing out how much better action the waxie had now.
Sure enough.. within a few minutes I had a gill swirling up through the hole.
I started catching them more consistently that afternoon and still use this tactic to this day.
Have you tried this trick? What have your results been?
Keep those buckets full,