Do you love big bluegill?
I have a cloudy recollection from the mid 50's that I hope someone can verify and/or refute:
I also fished East Lake (and swam in the pool) in the 1950s. My cousin (Jimmy Hightower) was a lifeguard at the pool and preformed humorous diving shows. I remember his water skiing the length of the pool being pulled by a rope passed through the fence to an automobile. Sorry, I digress.
I have a recollection that I saw the mount of THE bluegill in a bait and tackle shop across 1st Ave. from the lake. The bait shop was perhaps owned by a Mr. Alford, whose daughter (Beckey) was Miss. Alabama in 1967.
Any of this ring a bell with anyone????