Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Views: 335

Replies to This Discussion

something like this John?

wow yeah , like that Jim! That water looks shallow for such a large smallmouth!

there are some holes and just up stream this creek runs thru a concrete aquaduct for a few miles thru joliet il and then returns to a natural creek further up.kind of a semi urban fishery that runs thru woods and old industrial areas.20 years ago this water was toxic.downstream a bit this spills into the des plaines river which was mentioned in the classic 1800s book the black bass as the best smallmouth stream in the united states,people are getting lots of 5lb class smallies every year in this system.this is just the easiest access point for me.they are my favorite fish.

nice healthy fish Jim...and looks like a great place to fish.

Does the area get alot of fishing pressure?

whats your favorite setup for a swim like this?

it all gets pounded slip but every one seems to understand that they gotta go back in the water.nice spot once you get down into this little canyon but an old industrial area.but this creek has some wooded sections.

slip you guys got smallies in roadside ditches over there.i think the first fish my son caught was a michigan smallmouth.he reeled it up to the first guide dropped the pole in the water and ran.

yep i agree Jim... all these deep river systems where i live that end up in Saginaw bay just ooze smallmouth bass. the reservoirs just are huge shiner and shad breeding grounds the game fish in general are larger than avg especially wixom lake. the little creek on my property has smallmouth and browns but they are usually very small for the system. however my son did find a brown trout over 23". the smallmouth are usually topped at 12" that ive seen and caught . however the main lake avg size smallmouth i would say is about 16 to 17"

since the goby invasion lake michigan is growing some big ones,i expect a state record or two to fall in the next few years.

and because of that it is nothing to catch a 6lber out of lake eerie or lake st clair ... just awesome smallmouth bass factories

i like my fenwick 6' light action 10 lb braid,think the reel is a decent spool drag diawa.if i'm in the river i beef it up to my berkley bionix medium with a heavier reel cause there are pike and stripers and other beasts out there.

Stream smallies are hard to beat! Nice fish!

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of several Doubles

"Thanks Jeff .Wish i could been out there longer !"
27 minutes ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of the many Gills

"Yes you're right Troy , all were released however. Been a long time eating Gills , gonna have…"
27 minutes ago
Troy Dorman commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of the many Gills

"Good eating size right there!"
15 hours ago
Troy Dorman commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
15 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of the many Gills 7.5"-8.5"

"Nice one John CONGRATS."
16 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
16 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
16 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
16 hours ago
Jose mejia joined Slip Sinker's group
Thumbnail

Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging

Micro-Jigging for panfish i believe is the hottest and most productive method for panfish in the…See More
16 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Great Father's Day Morning on the water......lots of family memories and a 60 fish mixed bag...."
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
21 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of several Doubles

"Nice work John"
21 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group BEST FISHING TIMES ACCORDING TO ALMANAC
22 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group BEST FISHING TIMES ACCORDING TO ALMANAC
"Hit the Moon Rise Bite from 7-8:45 pm a day and a half before a Full Strawberry Moon."
22 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
22 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Coppernose Daily Double.......

"Thanks Dick......."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Coppernose Daily Double.......

"Thanks TK......I found the shirt out of pure luck, it's a Columbia PFG........got to luuk good…"
yesterday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service