Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I've only fly fished 4 times since June (Few days ago was the last time) and everytime was a fail. I know now what I was throwing in the spring and early summer isn't working now. I've try fishing with poppers and some terrestrails at first light caught a few decent Gill's near weed pads but nothing much is really happening. And at dusk only thing bitting are the gnats and the mosquito's. My spider pattern's that were a must in the spring has dropped can't even get a hit in deeper water with them. What are they feeding on? From the Heat front we had a while ago temps hitting triple digits now with a temps barely in the 80's, weather is really something else this year. What to throw and where to fish? I also tryed mini woolly buggers, nymphs, woolly worms. If anything probaly must wait for the fall to kick in.

Views: 281

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

  hi Angelo i know what you mean,down here in Louisiana this time of year the fish go deep after the full moon rush,i use the low and slow approach.

  take a bb shot make sure you use a small bb shot ,put it  about 18" above your fly and fish it slow it will hold the fly at a even depth and you can move the weight  up an down the the leader until you find the sweet spot.

  

GATORS MAKE GOOD BOOTS

Thanks for your advice, I never try BB Shots before have looked at them but don't know what size is recommended, what size your tippet is or what not. 

Angelo

Try going a bit smaller in the 18 -20  range on the nymphs. You need to get down a bit deeper. Use either B or  #10 shot. Both are available on line. Small works best. 

If you don't mind going something a bit different with your fly rod, try some some short nymphing. Use some two pound test and dap the nymph the length of you rod. Try and keep your presentation as vertical as possible with no drag. You'll get bits, just not monster gills.

If you're sticking with the fly rod, use a stinking line and leader. The fish haven't gone anywhere, just deeper.
There are a lot more food choices in summer and alot of it is wholly underwater. Fish fry, crustaceans, invertebrates, aquatic insect larvae....all of these are on the summer menu. You probably ought to be using flies that mimic these.
Sooooo where are they? Deep structure and cover, mostly. Water temp, low light and oxygen levels
are what they want. Usually we're poking for 10-30 ft deep, with cover, not far from a shallower flat. Try finding these things.

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"1st time i heard of Leadcore line was on a fishing trip to Maine years ago. .I was there for…"
6 hours ago
dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Unfortunately for me all I have now is my plug never used. I was good till he got talking lead line."
20 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's album
Thumbnail

Ice Fishin' 2021

"Been going with these three spoons tipped with Salted Shiner heads or Live Fatheads and Minnows.…"
22 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"These three spoons have been the catchers so far Jan/Feb 2021 :1/8th oz.Slimfish/ 1/5th oz. SP and…"
22 hours ago
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Turns out I have 10 SpoonPlugs in 7 sizes "
22 hours ago
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"I hear you Dave ! Structure, breaks and Breaklines and Depth and Speed control are key words in…"
yesterday
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Buck was a ground breaker - he saw the fish in ways other people never did. My favorite story about…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Thanks Dick! Bruce-Glad to hear you're getting out there!"
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Nice Dick !I have about 6 sizes of BP Spoonplugs I've never used .Got them back in the…"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Nice fish, John. All I've been catching this year is pickerel and just a few bass. To be fair…"
yesterday
dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Funny you should mention it. I took the Buck Perry seminar years ago. Didn't leave empty…"
yesterday
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"WTG John."
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Tecnique
"Lost a fish pulling the transducer out of the ice hole .My jerky movement knocked the fish off…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Piscatorial Pursuit of Perch
"PB Perch /14" "
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Greg and I got out on the ice again and caught 4 Pickerel a Bass and a Perch .Shiners on tipups and…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_1686

"Thanks Men!  Jigging is a fun way to catch them .I would like to get on a big mess of Perch…"
Monday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_1690

"Glad the photo problem i was having is no longer a problem !"
Monday
John Sheehan posted photos
Monday
dick tabbert replied to Julie Schroeder's discussion Setting up a 75 gallon native species tank for a Nature Center
"There will be much enjoyable time spent there."
Feb 14

© 2021   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service