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Old 09-04-2006, 11:04 PM
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Bluegill Wt.?

What is the rod weight and length of choice for bluegill in south Louisiana, also some mention of good lines would be great also. Thanks for the input.

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Old 09-05-2006, 08:01 AM
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I'm not sure about south LA, but up here I use no more than a 5 weight for the bluegills. I normally use a 3, but bump up to the 5 when there are bass around that might also be taking my offerings.

I use a floating line 90% of the time, but then again I don't really ever fish for bluegills in water that's deeper than 6 feet.

Have fun. I hear that the bluegills down your way can get fairly large.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:50 AM
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A 9 ft 5 wt would be my choice. Then you'll have enough backbone for bass too.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:18 AM
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8 1/2 foot 4 wt. is my choice. I use a Rio Grande 4 1/2 wt. floating line on a fast action rod.
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