Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Hypothetical...your first day on a lake you never fished before

I remember it like yesterday. It was THE DAY I GOT MY BUTT KICKED. I was 18 years old and had a brand spanking new Daiwa Procaster. My cousins husband was supposedly a tournament fisherman. We went to Little Black Creek Water Park in Lumberton area in Mississppi. First time I ever been there.

Mike knew I was supposed to be a bass fisherman too with a leaning a little more toward brim and sacalait. I enjoyed the latter more than bass fishing and still do.

To be honest...I had NO IDEA what to do on the first day. I didn't want him to know that I was clueless so I didn't put a lure on my pole. I was going to wait and see what he had rigged up.

We met at boat launch and he had 4 poles..on with a worm, a deep diver, a lrge spinnerbait,, and a spoon. We headed out to the midle of the lake, and right there, I knew I was gonna get a spanking. See.....I am swamp and bayou fisherman. I didn't hve a diving lure that went more than 2 feet down.

I ended up with a black worm. Mike cast first and in ten minutes hooked 2 bass that were 3 and 4 lbs each. I became impatient and I didn't have a deep diver lik he did. He then switched to a spinner bait that he fished slowly..and caught a white crappie 9 he said you know what that is? I said its a sacalait. He said what??? What did you say? )


Anyway I caught NOTHING. Zilch. After we got back. We went to the place my dad had reted..a small spot for the RV, and I fished the sides and caught brim and some bass.

So here Is the question...

Your first day on a lake u never been to. What do you do? Where do you go? Believe me, I tried to tell him to stay in shallows but he refused. I guess we all do what we know best...and I am a shallow water fsherman.

Was wondering what y'all would do in such a case? I was quite humbled that day.

Views: 387

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I too look for drop offs with a weighted line...where I fish at..I don't catch deep water fish. I don't understand why but I think this is the reason I am a shalllow water fisherman.

That trip I spoke about in the first post reall made me see how much I had become acclimated to fishing in south louisiana.
Plum it up to pick your spot. When you plum your depth in front of you- we all fish from shore, right? - you will learn the contour- all lakes have a contour- find the breaks and know the bottom in front of you in your mind.
If you have no idea what I am talking about- this is the year you can learn. Jump in the Catch group I will open a new topic and open your fishing world.
I love new lakes!!!!

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Matt's Monster

"Addictive Fishing!"
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

My Boy with a Beast!

"That’s great news…..this gives you so much confidence when fishing…..enjoy Jim…"
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Alvie's Slab

"That’s a beast, congrats to Alvie…."
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

20.5 inch LM Bass

"Nice Predator Jim…..keep that water a secret…..lol"
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

After the Storm

"Pretty…."
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

New PB Black Crappie

"Wonderful Jim……..that’s why we fish…..never know what the next cast has…"
2 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

2nd Pike 26"

"Thanks John….that’s what I was thinking…."
2 hours ago
Jim Gronaw's 2 photos were featured
6 hours ago
Mikey-D's photo was featured
6 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney's 2 photos were featured
6 hours ago
Jim Gronaw posted photos
7 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

2nd Pike 26"

"1000 Islands in NY yes."
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Pike Catchers

"Yes Jeff"
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

cooler of biguns

"Great work on the Cats . Be safe!"
11 hours ago
Mikey-D commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

cooler of biguns

"The biggest one was 11 lbs John we had a good old family fish fry that night going again after this…"
12 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Pike Catchers

"Spoons and looks like swim baits….."
12 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

2nd Pike 26"

"Greg tags a nice one……state of New York John?"
12 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

6th Pike 28"

"Pretty fish, wat to endure the tough conditions John….looks like you guys were up against…"
12 hours ago

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service