How about it Huskers? I realize that most of us who are lucky enough to stumble onto a big bluegill honey hole keep it as a closely guarded secret. Most of us don't even tell our best friends about them for fear that the word might get out, and all the big fish will be gone before we can return. But isn't that what this site is all about. Talking about bluegills, where and how we catch them, sharing photos, videos and ideas. Well I'll get it started I hope that some of you will join in this topic.
My favorite bluegill spot is Redtail WMA in southeast Nebraska near the small town of Dwight. I grew up only four miles away, so it was not difficult finding time to make the quarter mile hike to the lake. It is a small lake (about 20 acres) with good water quality, moderate weed growth and an excellent population of six to nine inch(with the chance of an actual one pounder) bluegills. There are also big largemouth bass and channel cats in there. My favorite time to fish there is in the late spring early summer period. I will usually arm myself with a three weight fly rod and a small popper or floating spider. There is usually a good ring of weeds around the lake at this time of year and the bluegills are spawning. If fly fishing is not your preferred method for catching bluegills, anglers with light to ultralight spinning gear can do almost as well. Just tie on a small jig or plain hook tipped with a garden worm, peice of night crawler or some sort of powerbait below a slip or fixed bobber and let the good times roll. So there you have it. I gave up my big bluegill husker hotspot. I hope that some of you will do the same.
Remenber to use CPR (Catch, Photo, Release) These fish are not an unlimited resource. Keep a few smaller fish for a meal, but let the bigger ones go for someone else to enjoy.