Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

This is a sheepshead or freshwater drum. I have been targeting them lately and, they are fun! Last night I decided to try and get one of these leviathans on the ultralight. Bang! Mission accomplished!

Views: 2403

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Great pursuit and success !

Watch you video this morning I know you were having a blast especially on the ultra light. Great job Patrick.

sure like to get one of those on the fly rod.

Ultra hog on the ultra light. Man, that must have been some battle.

I'm assuming you catch them on the bottom. I've heard of them, never seen one.

What rig/method?
Bait?
What was the lines test vs. fish weight?

I love the "H=ll yeah!!" facial expression! Stoked!

David, The rig used was a custom made Lindy Rig. A flourocarbon leader (6lb) with 3 beads and a spinner blade tied above the hook. The bait was a large leech and the mainline was 4lb mono. The fish was estimated at 15lbs!

That is awesome, Patrick!
Thanks!

David they inhabit the whole water column more in the middle to the bottom though.

What do they do?
What is their usual food?

awesome fish and size. i have not caught one of these since i was a kid (lake erie). i heard they were excellent eating and eat mainly crawfish.

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Had to Share Since I’ve Fished Toledo Bend Most of my Life……7/15/2024

"Yes John….Ive fished Toledo Bend many years….when these monsters were…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

julyevegill

"Thanks Jeff ! Convenience down the road from me !"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Monday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Had to Share Since I’ve Fished Toledo Bend Most of my Life……7/15/2024

The Sabine River was damned back in the 60s to create Toledo Bend reservoir which is a shared…
Monday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

julyevegill

"Pretty gills….when my parents lived on a lake I always found a few minutes to go fish from…"
Monday
John Sheehan posted photos
Monday
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Good luck with it , Bruce. Had a good session with Bluegills tonight, after dinner at my favorite…"
Monday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Not really new, but never fished it for pumpkinseeds there. At one time there were plenty of rock…"
Sunday
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"That's great!, is this a new spot for you or are you familiar with it from past outings?"
Sunday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I think I found a place on the river where I may be able to get a meal of  SMB and…"
Sunday
John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Excellent Fish ,Bruce! Nice work!"
Jul 13
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
Jul 13
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I can get the pictures to post for some reason."
Jul 13
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Nice report Bruce….I’ve only caught a few smallmouth in my lifetime….lived in…"
Jul 13
Bruce Tomaselli posted discussions
Jul 13
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"25 Vintage Fishing Lures Worth A Fortune – My Bait Shop, LLC"
Jul 12
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Assuredly a quality Trout! Again, it happens we catch a Trout in July high temps that is Un…"
Jul 10
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Jul 10

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service