Do you love big bluegill?
Does anyone have any experience fishing bluegills in Florida after the fall cooldown? I am in between Orlando and Tampa.
Jeffery; years ago; there were several strip mine ares that had great fishing in those areas of Tampa; to Orlando;; best to ask your local game division if there any left; and if its allowed to fish there any more.. one more thing tho;; they did have quite a few- gators in them to ! but that was in around the late 70;s ;; mid 80;s when I last fished that area ..
i think those are the phosphate pits near lakeland fl.fished em 20 years ago on the way back from okeechobee.gators are pretty much everywhere in florida.had a 12 footer almost jump in the boat off a high bank.my brother said it was dead.i hit it on the snout with a spinnerbait.he woke up and went for the water.well we were right below him.he smacked the boat with his tail as he went under.my brother is still mad about that one
I left St Petersburg Monday, and at 82 degrees I know I saw a bunch of bluegill sticking their tongue out at me as I drove by, I wanted to stop and take a population sample. I was just thinking , Hum ! you know , I have never caught a gator on a fly rod , I have caught two of them when I was growing up in the swamps of Louisiana but I have never caught one on a fly rod , I may have to put that on my bucket list. LOFR
Lord of the Fly Rods;; just let me know when you want to try that one ;; I want to be there ; LOL !! It might be like old-- Marcell Ledbetter !! just shoot in here amongst us ! one of us has got to have relief !! LOL
Carl , the last time my Grandmother wade fished for bluegill in Lake Conway Arkansas years ago she caught a baby alligator " less than 2 feet " on a cane pole , she still liked to fish for bluegill but from then on it was always out of a boat, where there are little gators there are big gators ! LOFR
LOFR-- I agree buddy;; where there are little gators;; theres big uns to ! by the way ; last black friday; a guy went fishing; instead of shopping with his wife;; caught a 90 pound blue catfish ! missed the state record by 20 pounds ! he had a go- pro camera; filmed it !
I saw that on the headlines yesterday. LOFR