Posted by Kerry Grissett on December 05, 2001 at 23:44:49:
In Reply to: Bream Fishing on Guntersville tips? posted by Joe J. on December 05, 2001 at 22:27:03:
I haven't fished Guntersville for about 2 weeks or so, but I was catching bream (bluegill) on bass assassins while trying to get crappie. Keystone minnows would probably have taken more but they are usually on such a light jighead that it would take too long to get down to where I thought the crappie would be. The bream I caught were usually not really impressive, but not tiny, (hand sized gills were fairly common) although the really big bream are caught more in the spring.
For the real action on bluegill and shellcracker (redear sunfish) look towards the about the middle of April, sometimes a couple of weeks earlier. Crickets, red worms, squirrell-tail jigs, keystone minnow and popping bugs should all be in your arsenal during that time to catch 3/4 pounders and up on bluegills and shellcrackers.
Good luck and good fishin'
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