When used with lighter test line the angler can make long casts and then let it go all the way to the bottom. On the retrieve he recommends a slow grind, keeping it right along the bottom, stopping once in a while. Doug tells Jim and Trav that this technique is very attractive to bluegills and they tend to peck at it while you reel and eventually, will hook themselves. He’ll also talk about using Gulp or Powerbait in this situation to improve your chance of success. Finally, he’ll explain how to locate bluegills. Depending on where you are geographically, bluegill patterns vary. In the North, bluegills may still be on the beds, but the further south you move they are entering their summer patterns. Doug says that you won’t find as many in the shallows, unless there is cover. Instead, bluegills will be dropping off the edges, tucking inside the weed edges, timber cover, creek channels and generally seeking out deeper water. Tune in for tons of great information from a true pro, Doug Stange. If you haven’t checked out In-Fisherman, then you need to! It is “The World’s Foremost Authority on Freshwater Fishing” and they excel at teaching their audiences the “how-tos” of catching fish. In-Fisherman TV, seen on Sportsman Channel, as well as In-Fisherman magazine are great resources for DIY anglers across the country. Be sure to listen in!