If your bait is constantly being harassed by small bluegill, and you are going to go poor and hungry losing a worm every 5 seconds, you may want to try trolling for bluegill. Just drop down the trolling motor, let out 30 ,40, or 50 yards of line, and troll the edge of a flat and a deep water break. Big bluegill love to hover right over areas where shallow flats drop off into deeper water. They hold very tight to this type of structure and won’t venture too far into deeper water for fear of getting attacked.
The best lures for slow trolling for monster bluegills are micro crank baits. You may have seen these lures in stores before; they are tiny little crank baits that look like crickets, hellgrammites, flies, and other odd creations. Trolling these lures with ultra light line will get them right in the strike zone for monstrous bluegills. By using a bigger lure you will keep the smaller fish away. And don’t worry if the lure looks too big for a blue gill to swallow. They will attack it regardless of this fact, because they don’t know it is made of plastic, they think they will be able to break it up into smaller pieces.
In addition to using micro crankbaits you can also use tiny inline spinners. The flash gets bluegill interested and chasing. Some of these spinners are much more affordable than the crankbaits, but trolling inline spinners doesn’t work very well, as they tend to lift out of the strike zone if you go too fast.