January 25, 2006 at 8:40pm
haven't done it in the last few years, but we used to catch some MONSTER flathead and blue cats on stump lines baited w/ hand size bluegill. we used lines w/ a piece of innertube about 8 " long tied in the middle of the line .
some of the fish we catch would straighten hooks or break the line if you dont use this method.
if you decide to use bluegill they must be caught on hook and line ( no nets ) as they are gamefish.
good reason to take wife and kids , to catch bait
good luck and pile em up Bob