Wyn Mullins of North Charleston said the quickest way to limit out on bluegill in July is to find the right pattern quickly.
“The sweet spot will be a combination of depth and cover on a specific place,” he said. “It’s also a matter of technique. I use a long spinning rod so I can poke and probe around an area. I’ll have one rig with my balsa float, but I’ll also fish another rig vertically on a tight-line.
“A different presentation can make a huge difference, plus, this enables me to fish two distinct targets at the same time.
“Even better, when I am fishing with someone, they can do the same thing, and it doesn’t take long to work an area effectively,” he said. “Unlike bream beds that cover a fairly large area, these targets are much more precise. It’s not unusual to limit on a single stop when I find that sweet spot. But even if the action slows, I’ve got the pattern and will target a couple other places that hold bream.”
Mullins said one drawback to the two-rig searching scenario is the occasional big one that gets away.
“On some places the bream are stacked in so well that I hook bull bream on both rigs at the same time,” he said. “That can result in losing one of them, but it also confirms a swarm of bream are just a few feet below my boat. I can live with that.”