Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Is there going to be a  Rendezvous 2019?   Haven't seen any posts about it.  Thanks

Views: 398

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

No response?  

Hey Riverman.....Happy New Year......the members that organize this event have not been on in a few weeks......I'm sure after everything settles down from the holidays they will log on and respond........although I personally haven't been able to attend its my understanding they plan to get together again in 2019..........

...man... i would love to spend a week down there before the outing prefishing 

Don't know yet ,just wondering how much response we will have this year ?    LOFR

I don't know anything about Kentucky Lake, but a longtime bluegill fisherman told me that Reelfoot Lake was the place to go for some of the best bluegill action in the south.  

Reelfoot has been on down cycle lately. Even local guides are baffled. Some people think it's the Asian Carp.

I learn something new every day.  

my guess would be overharvesting, a lake that size cant continue to get hammered year after year with people leaving with coolers of bluegill but the carp certainly doesnt help matters. a couple of TWRA family lakes is beginning to the effects of the same Gibson Co, Graham, etc. even with the limit restrictions on some of those lakes.  i know a guy that kept 1200 filetable gills out of those two lakes and he is now wondering why he only caught 6” gills last year.

gills at KY lake are in good shape from Jville to Big Richland and the shellcrackers are doing pretty good too.  this year we caught a bunch of 8-9 inch fish.  it didnt start getting really started until the middle of June.  it was a cool rainy spring and the bass and channel cats had a late spawn and was feeding on bluegill more heavily than usual.  i think they ran a lot of bluegill out of their beds in May.  it was a strange year and may be a repeat this year, idk.

anyhoo, hope everyone has a good, safe year. 

I have found some good fishing locally as the meat hunters have moved on.I can usually catch 10 or 15 8 inch plus gills on any given day.A redear here and there and some big green sunfish.These are little lakes,ponds and quarries in forest preserves and nature areas.The bigger lakes get pounded .

Fishing pressure on Reelfoot is heavier than ever I agree. Gibson County Lake has very few keeper sized bluegills now. The Shellcrackers are doing good but they are attracting more and more fishermen. I haven't fished Graham lately. I like the small lakes around Natchez Trace State Park especially Brown's Creek Lake for Bluegill and Crackers. 

I live three miles from the closest launch on Kentucky Lake, and I am planning a trip to Reelfoot this spring. While there has been talk of Reelfoot not being what it was, it is still a good place for big numbers of BG. I did not say big BG, but lots of them. The problem with Kentucky Lake is that there are so many bays and inlets and pocket waters there is no way to know where and when the BG bite is on. I can only hope to get lucky when I head that way. I would be more than happy to meet up with anyone coming to Kentucky Lake or Barkley (known for BIG red ears) starting this spring. 

Hey Clint I'm a little over an hour from KY lake and about 40 minutes from Reelfoot. I would love to fish Barkley sometime. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Mikey-D posted photos
4 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Wow, it ought to be a record somewhere."
5 hours ago
Mikey-D commented on John Sheehan's group Multi Panfish
"Hey guys have you all seen this one of my cousins neighbor caught this monster gill I think its a…"
6 hours ago
Profile Iconjim cosgrove and Eric Pierce joined John Sheehan's group
Thumbnail

Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique

The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it…See More
7 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"GOOD NEWS ERIC!"
22 hours ago
Eric Pierce commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"I am John. Almost there. Had some scar tissue from colon surgery get tangled and wrapped up with…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Heal well Eric ! Glad you're aboard!"
yesterday
Eric Pierce commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Thank you for the add John. Haven't been fishing in a while. I had surgery on my gut and still…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"Welcome Eric Pierce! Look forward to your helpful input and experiences!"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique
"This year I lost a jumping Bass that both brother Greg and I estimated at 6# , I had previously…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Thanks John….I’m going to try to find some and give it a whirl…..catfish are…"
Monday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Monday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"I use crawler pieces on the floating Jig'-heads for Perch and Bullheads. Work…"
Monday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Joe Tagged a Nice Channel Cat…8/7/2022

"Thanks John…..they were excited with the big pulls today……water temp was 89.7…"
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Afternoon John…..I haven’t tried that method…..my favorite method is Catawba…"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Cody Broke The Ice With a Nice Channel…..8/7/2022

"Hey Jeffrey ?  Ever try those floating Jig heads with a split shot 8-12 inches above the…"
Sunday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Sunday

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service