Bluegill are one of the best baits for largemouth bass. In ponds, this may be one of the easiest ways to target quality bass on a consistent basis. The key is to not go too big when fishing with bluegill as bait. Try to stay with bluegill in the 3 to 4 inch range if you’re looking for action and some quality fish. As you go bigger, you will usually get less bites, however, those bites may be real nice bass.
A live bluegill under a bobber or slip bobber is one of the better ways to target largemouth bass that are suspended in the water column.
This rig is a great live bait rig. Most anglers use the Carolina rig when fishing deeper water.
The drop shot rig is an awesome way to fish a lively bluegill. Fish it shallow, deep, in open water or around cover and you can have a lot of success.
A simple jighead and bluegill is super effective when fishing hard bottom with minimal cover that you can get snagged on.
The split shot rig is a great rig when you just need a little extra weight to get your bluegill down farther through the water column. Most anglers use this rig when the bass are shallow and it can be super effective.