Gear Review: Fish Lab Bio-Gill

What is it?

Fish Lab Bio-Gill

What sets it apart?

Bass do not like bluegill, but bass like to eat bluegill. That’s the premise behind Fish Lab’s new Bio-Gill lineup. Made up of five individual families, each has its own unique styling and incredibly lifelike looks and swimming action. Focused on scientifically accurate, meticulously crafted baits, Fish Lab has developed a selection of bass-tempting models for hard bait and soft bait applications.

How do I use it?

The Bio-Gill Swimbait is a three-piece, double-jointed bait made for covering water on a steady or twitch-pause retrieve. The two-piece, single-jointed Bio-Gill Glide Bait bait works best with with rod twitches and pauses for erratic side-to-side darting action. The Bio-Gill Wake Bait is a three-piece, double-jointed bait with a high floating action that produces a big wake at slow or medium retrieve.

Available in 3 5/8- and 4 5/8-inch sizes, the Soft Bio-Gill Swimbait comes in weedless and pre-rigged models. All Bio-Gill baits come in five natural colors.

How much?

$9.99 - $16.99

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Angler’s insight:

I can easily see these baits turning in big performances in a broad range of scenarios. Bedding bass cannot stand invading bluegill, so swimming that jointed swimmer over a bed would likely meet with violent response. Postspawn through the summer months, the bream bed pattern will offer a good venue for these baits, especially that wake bait or glide bait. Elsewhere, it’s easy to see how just about any of these baits could get themselves in serious peril when walking down a riprap bank or doodling around boat docks.