Bluegill for bait?

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    Junior Member pro-mo's Avatar
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    Bluegill for bait?

    Is it legal in the state of Florida to use bluegill as bait?

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    Senior Member Art Vandelay's Avatar
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    don't think so

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    I havent kept up but I do remember it used to be not as whole/live but as cut bait it was allowed

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    Yes they can be used for bait by the person who caught them... Page #13 of the freshwater handbook...
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    Works great too!!!

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    As long as the bluegill is caught on hook and line, it is legal. It is illegal to catch them in a net and use them

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    Thanks everyone. We catch them with a line and hook. Just was always worried I was doing something wrong.

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    yep legal.

    I carry an ultralight with a real small hook and catch a small 2-3 incher on bread, then put it on my bass rod and let it do work.

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    and as of late theyve been doing a lot of work. At least here in Cape they are. Im having a harder time catching bluegill than bass. The bass are hitting the bluegill the second it hits the water.

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    i was pretty damn positive it was ileagal but I stand corrected lol. good luck

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