Tips and tutelage for taking a first-timer out for iced-in bluegill.
During the heart of winter, when the ice is thick and the snow is deep, bluegills are fairly predictable. A lot of Wisconsin lakes have man-made cribs or brush piles in or near the main lake basin, and midday most gills will stay close to that cover. But during low light conditions – day break or sunset – the fish feel safer, so they will move up into shallower water away from the cover where it’s easier for them to search for food.
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