Good evening all,
I've been swimming in the shallows here for almost a year now, and I've finally decided to move into deeper water and join this site. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning about my favorite fish from all you knowledgable folks, and I appreciate the fact that this site exists. I've spent many an hour reading through the earlier posts, trying to glean every morsel of information I can. I've been a bluegill fisherman for most of my 42 years, and I'm blessed to have a truly great fishery within 5 minutes walk of my home - right across the road. My in-laws own a former campground which has six ponds, all stocked with native bluegill, redear, bass, and catfish. the place has been a campground since the early seventies, but it's closed now since my in-laws have retired. There are some nice gills' here now, 8-9", but I would like to grow some truly bragging rights fish. I'm going to try my hand with some hybrid gills', and I'm sure I will be needing lots of help and advice. I was hoping some of the experts would be willing to extend their expertise, (and patience for an amateur bluegill fanatic), to me. I know this is a common topic for discussion, so I apologize in advance for what I'm sure will be cause for some rolling eyeballs, deep sighs, and the inevitable "Oh no, not again!) Many thanks for allowing me to to be a part of this group, I'm looking forward to corresponding with all of you!