Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Hey everyone! My name is Ron. I fish for Bluegills in Orr Minnesota on Pelican Lake. The greatest lake in the state for teaching children how to fish. Pick the 15th of June as your mid-week point for your fishing trips. Weather permitting you will all ways be successful with the gills. There are allot of great lodges on the lake that rent boats, motors and have wonderful accommodations. Hope to see some of you on the water in the future. Keep your line tight and you hooks sharp.

Views: 1552

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Sounds like a great escape!.....I always find myself a few weeks early when I travel thru Orr on my way back from Canada. Does Minnesota have a closed season for panfish?
Minnesota has different rules and regulations for each lake. I would suggest that you acquire the information from the Minnesota DNR. The rules and regulations seem to changer every year. Pelican lake doesn't have a season but they have a limit on Gills. Try this link it may help... http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/fishing/index.html
Welcome to the group!!! This is a great place!!!
Sorry to say that I have no pictures of the large Bluegill. I was fishing at Ketona Lakes by Birmingham Alabama in 1958 with my uncle and some of his fishing buddies. The good old boys from Alabama fished for fun and table food. I baited with a red worm on some very light test line and threw the line into the very clear water. I was using a cane pole and a quill for a bobber. This was the type of fishing that was done in this part of the country. The group that I was with caught many good size Bluegills that day but mine was the biggest. No one had a camera with them, so on the way from the lake we stopped at a local gas station to buy some gas. They sold groceries and had a meat scale and my Uncle Bob ask the attendant if they could weigh my fish. I assume that the scale was close to being accurate, the Gill weighed at 2 pounds and 9 ounces. Uncle Bob brought all of the fish home that day and cleaned them so that my Aunt Mae could cook them for our supper. I will never forget that summer in Birmingham Alabama that I spent with my Uncle Bob and Aunt Mae. I still have the memories of that great summer as a young boy learning how to fish and spending quality time with loved ones.
Bluegill @ Pelican Lake Orr Minnesota..

Mid-June through mid-July is the time to catch large numbers of these feisty 1/2 to 3/4 lb slabs of fun while they are on their spawning beds. Still fishing using a plain hook or jig tipped with a leech or crawler will work. However, mid-July through mid-August has produced smaller numbers but larger size, many over a pound. Look for openings in the weed beds.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Ten Inch Class Coppernose….6/30/2022

"Thanks Troy…….have a great weekend!"
14 hours ago
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
16 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"Yes sir…..the fire is going down into the peat moss which means it’s burning under…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Guardian Mallard Hen Getting Between the Boat and Her Nine Ducklings….6/30/2022

She would have flown anytime before but not with her little ones…
yesterday
Mikey-D commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Pretty Banded Coppernose With Grape in His Face….6/30;2022

"You are one gill catching dude those are awesome pretty fish are you battling that smoke as well as…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"High winds today but I put on my big boy pants and gave it a whirl, man I’m glad I did, caught 62 gills, all Coppernose but one…surface 84"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Banding on this Coppernose….6/25/2022

"Hey Mikey-D, Coppernose are also known as “Florida Strain” bluegill as…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

june bass wayway

"Thanks Jeff!,  at beautiful Lake Waywayanda in NENJ. We always get to see an Eagle and…"
yesterday
Mikey-D commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Banding on this Coppernose….6/25/2022

"I have never seen a coppernose Jeff fine looking fish."
yesterday
Mikey-D commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

trophy wall

"2 of them were taken near the Kentucky, Virginia line the other 3 were taken here in southeast…"
yesterday
Troy Dorman commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

trophy wall

"Those look like Kentucky and Indiana deer! Studs!"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Beautiful Banding on this Coppernose….6/25/2022

"Thanks Mikey-D….exactly……Albemarle has an abundance of creeks and rivers that…"
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

june bass wayway

"Nice work on the predators John…….Tuesday tradition….fishing with Greg!"
Wednesday
Mikey-D commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

june bass wayway

"I do a couple of rear drag shimano's those things are almost indestructible. "
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on Mikey-D's photo
Thumbnail

trophy wall

"I am right there with you Mikey. Self Sufficient as much as we can be is so essential!"
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

june bass wayway

"Got a lot of 80's stuff from my Bass club Fishing Days . I'll bet you still have a few of…"
Wednesday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service