Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Well, after coming here, and getting myself all worked up over big Sunny's, I finally found a few today :-)

Ended up catching 11 Red Ears for probably 15 lbs total. The biggest two were a 13 inch, 1.70 lb'er, and a 13 3/4 inch, 1.90 lb'er :-) And geeez ! I had almost forgotten how hard these things fight ! I mean, sure, I was using my micro-light.... but I wasn't purposely babying them either. I fought them the same way I'd fight a good bass, or catfish, on the same gear, and still, they took a little bit to bring into the boat. I swear that 1.90 ripped 30ft of drag :-)

Anyway, here's some pics....
I think this was a 12 1/2", 1.5 lb'er.


13", 1.7 lb'er


13 3/4", 1.90 lb'er


Note the kitty in the livewell :-) Caught 4 of those too, to 7 lbs. Just kept that one around for company, but ended up letting it go anyway. Didn't feel like cleaning fish tonight.

Oh, this was a 4.9 lb Smallmouth from last week. Same lake.


And this was my underwater "money shot" from today :-) The fish in the front is a 5+ Largemouth which I had already hooked on a crawler, and was fighting (10 lb fluorocarbon leader... can't see it at all) but I really like how this fishes buddy is looking at it like, "What the heck are you freaking out about" ? :-) Caught 3 Largemouth's today too. This was the biggest one.


Anyway, fun trip :-) Different lake tomorrow. Not so great a chance for big Sunnies.... but Clear Lk. Weds ! Hopefully I'll smoke the "true" Bluegills and hybrids there.

Peace,
Fish

Views: 249

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

great fish what did you catch them on?
Hey Josh, I caught them (and the bass, and the catfish I mentioned) all on the best all around live bait on the planet :-) .....the lowly worm. Mini-crawlers to be specific.

Being a multi-species kind of guy, the thing I love about worms is, their is hardly a fish alive that "won't" eat one :-)

Peace,
Fish
Hey Chris, GREAT fish!! And Happy Father's Day -you're continuing to be the "big Daddy" of worm fishing!!! You really should do a few long articles on worm rigging for panfish, like those wonderful ones (I still have my copies!!) on bass & catfish on your old big bass site! I've been playing around with my own "shaved rabbit strip" worms which,tho artificial, have similar texture, size, and action as the real thing. Fish these on a mini spoon and results are very good thus far! Keep those inspiring photos coming!! JOHN
Hey Chris...you are absolutely right about worms...I am convinced that there are no other baits out there that, day in and day out, can stack up with earthworms and nightcrawlers. I have gotten back into wormin in a serious way this year and it has paid off big time.

Nope, you don't have to have every lure made to catch a bunch, and some big, fish. Jim

RSS

Latest Activity

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

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Free feathers ,yes i like that too Jeff .Got two Squirrel tails last week .Road kill found while…"
2 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Gregs SpinnerRig /Live Bait Pickerel

"Was hoping to locate the big Crappie but we didn't .I am wondering if our live shiners were…"
2 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Gregs SpinnerRig /Live Bait Pickerel

"Well John looks like all the toothy critters were cooperating. WTG"
3 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"The challenges of Fall weather have begun in earnest,our first "winter" storm earlier this week and now a tropical storm late in the weekend"
16 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Indeed John......and having the Tabbert bugs along how could one miss.........it's cool to…"
16 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

" Yes RBS have a very competitive nature Jeff! I catch lots of them  in a small river on…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

"Thanks Jeff a few Fish couldn't resist Large Shiners!"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"Twin 4# 6 oz. Pickerel that day ,both great Fighters Jeffrey ! Thanks!"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"This is a solid chain!"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

"Chunky bass.......nice fish John...."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

More Variety From Columbus Day Weekend

"Thanks John......These stocked fish are gaining length qickly...I'm hoping they start filling…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"Took the Bomber 6A Crank bait .Chartreuse Shad Pattern."
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

"Took the Bomber 6A Crank bait ."
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Spinner Rig /Live Bait 4#6 oz

"That's either a 1/0 or 1 Aberdeen hook .The longer shank and larger hook on those Large…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan posted photos
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Wednesday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Had a few Channel Cats Too......

"Thanks John.....the cats also go shallow when water temps drop and we cross paths…"
Wednesday
LedHed posted photos
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Had a few Channel Cats Too......

"Chunk of a Channel Cat .Good fighters!"
Tuesday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service