Some don’t like picks,but I do enjoy catching them cause they are viscous..I call them blue-gill killers cause they really do love muching on them little pannies more so then other species I have seen..
When i target them I start to consider a "good" fish to be 22" +. Not the little guys that are so prevalent. When they start to get large they go through a change that makes them different then the little guys. Their mouth becomes more like a beak so to speak.
You will not find the large and small together. The small fear the large ones for their life. The bigger fish also have a much different feeding pattern then their smaller brethren..You don’t find them hugging the shore-line like the smaller ones do..Think deeper..
Bluegill imitations are my go-to for the large.. Plastics, chatter-baits, cranks, ect…