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Do you love big bluegill?

OK...think about it, guys and gals...a high-end , national TV series that doesn't show redfish in the shallows, trout on the fly, or 270-pound bubbas skating 2 pound bass across the surface on 50-pound braid. Nope, none of that. Instead, we see darkwater Dixie swamps with Abney-like anglers poking here and there with the long pole, selectively harvesting some dandy coppernose, then releasing the brutes. We see Federico on a Texas gem, void of boats due to the late fall season, popping deepwater crackers and rediculous redbreast with refined skill. Another episode has Spoon Guru Bill Modica doing that deepwater, clearwater thing on magnum weight northern strain gills and pumpkinseeds. And check out Tony and those crazy big hybrids that he and the boys are catching ... they look like saucers with fins!

Then, the camera follows Walt Foreman, as he skillfully puts the finishing touches on one of his classic bluegill rods. Toss in Bruce slaying giants at Richmond Mill... that is, if he can keep the 4 to 6 pound bass off of his lures. Meanwhile...Jeff Soto and LedHed are using exacting techniques to get those repulsively rotund coppers and 'crackers at Perris and beyond, in a beautiful, desert setting. Then, we go north, and watch Bullworm jig up some monsters of the north through 20 inches of ice.

Finally, we'll sit down with Tooty and a couple other geezers, and spin some tales over the tying bench as one bluegill slayer after another comes off of his vise. Then...it's back to the real basics, and we watch a group of our children and grand children as Nathaniel DeLoach, Jeffrey Abney and myself haul a bunch of kids around and get 'em going on gills.

Maybe, from time to time, we'll do a show on yellow perch, hang out with John Sheehan and his bluecollar panfishing and soothing guitar licks as a post trip treat. How about that young upstart, Jacob Hill? He would embarass the most of us with his angling skill. And we can't turn down a float tube trip with Jen and Greg as they long pole it for gills and crackers on the prairie waters.

NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A TV SHOW TO ME! ' PANFISH NATION'  HERE WE COME!

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I'm in love with the idea.

hahahaha man; wouldnt this be a dream to come true!!  can you imagine  just how many people  who DO NOT KNOW of this site!! and to go on show showing what  we love to do ; catching gills!!  awsome buddy!!

Man that sounds so great, LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN

Jim, One of the SHOWs would have to include, YOUR SELF-PORTRAIT PICTURES and HOW TO TAKE THEM!!!!! Still waiting on that INSTRUCTIONAL!!!!!!!! 

The CONDELLO POSE!!!!!!!!!

I SECOND that MOTION and VOTE , YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome idea Jim! Lets show those Bassmasters just how much fun panfishing can be and maybe a little competitive????????????

What a great post Jim !,and idea!

Sound great to me.Would hate to be make up artist on that set.

Make up artist...LOL! Now THAT'S funny!

 

             Sounds like a good idea.    

             Have shows with kids involved also ---- 

             including  handicap.  

It could happen..... Panfish are the most popular gamefish in North America. 

Young or old anyone can catch them. Easy fishing, fun to catch and delicious to eat.

Panfish Nation......I love that!

Would definitely be a change for the better something that would keep interest high I mean who hasn't ever caught a bluegill. Chances are for most of us that was how we broke in to the world of fishing waiting for that ONE MORE BITE.

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