Do you love big bluegill?
Hi, I am new to the area, but grew up fishing forr bluegill in the coastal plains of South Carolina. It appears that bluegill fishing isn't done by many in this area, or I just don't know where to look for info on where to go. Also, if there is anyone out there that has knowledge of where one could buy live crickets, except at pet stores where the price is outrageous, I'd love to know.
thanks Bill, I'll check out the area near Calaveras. I now live very near Startsville. Have you ever ventured down to Choke Canyon in search of bream?
Man, no crickets. That would seriously suck. Here in the South (as opposed to the "kinda South" in Texas), crickets are a way of life. I hope you find some - if push comes to shove you can buy them on the internet and raise them yourself. Maybe you can start a niche business, since you may be the only one around raising the things.
And Im thinking I've heard your name before - are you famous?
It does suck david! I found a bait shop near here that sold them up until last year. Just not many people out here that want to chase bream.....which can be good for someone looking to go after a "not so fished for fish", but bad when it comes to getting the bait and supplies. The main focus is bass, crappie, whites, stripers and cats. I have been on the net looking at the possibility of getting some and raising them as you suggest. Hopefully I will need them for the bream instead of selling them!!!!
As far as the name, you mean Palmetto? Well, you can take theman out of SC, but you can't take the SC out of the man!!
Inman, SC - of course!
As for crickets, I have seen preserved ones in cellophane; presumably they are dried?
And I hadnt thought of freezing them. I always end up with some left over after fishing, so im gonna try that.
I know pet stores sell them as feed for reptiles. They tend to be more expensive than "bait" crickets, as far as I know.
we have a few wild black ones here, but it would just take to long to get 200 of them.