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For the boatless Bluegill fisherman. Who still enjoys a nice relaxing day of fishing. Tips and tricks from the shoreline

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Good Fishing In Alabama In Mild Weather 12/2012 2 Replies

I had the tremendous opportunity to do a little fishing while visiting my mother in Alabama. The weather was great, snakes were in hideout mode, the banks were pretty safe. My cousin took me to this…Continue

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Started by Joe Hinton. Last reply by Jim Gronaw Dec 17, 2012.

Blanked at the Pond 10 Replies

Tried Pole fishing yesterday at my local NJ  bluegill pond. Used my  12 foot B&M POLE, 2 lb test and size 16 hook and micro float. I was able to attact gills to the area with groundbait of bread…Continue

Started by Joe Angelucci. Last reply by Joe Angelucci Apr 30, 2012.

Bank spots 18 Replies

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Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Apr 19, 2012.

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Comment by Leo Nguyen on November 14, 2013 at 1:46pm

25 fish of 65? That's lousy? I fear to know what the excellent conditions that allow you to break the 65 fish barrier, and achieving Jeffrey's 150+ fish record. I'll be happy just breaking the 20 fishes.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2013 at 1:18pm

Finally Leo ,I've had a lousy year overall.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on November 14, 2013 at 1:16pm

Good grief. 65 fish day? 3 daily doubles? You're having way too much fun.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2013 at 1:04pm

Here's spot One :

Comment by John Sheehan on November 14, 2013 at 1:02pm

A good bank spot:

Comment by John Sheehan on August 4, 2013 at 7:44am

I usually just put one end over the crayfish with out using bait but I've tied a chicken leg to that little rope before, and  set it down in the brook. When they crawl in I carefully turn it vertical .The cylinder contains them and I reach in and grab them . It 's best use I feel is one victim  at a time wading in the shadows putting one end of the trap over them .It's the way they catch shrimp in Sri Lanka if I recall that episode of National Geographic correctly .That's what inspired me to put together this simple trap. The wire was around the house and I just had to make clips from a wire hanger so it would retain its cylinder shape.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on August 3, 2013 at 7:16pm

Nice trap, John. Whats the bait?

Comment by John Sheehan on August 3, 2013 at 8:52am

A simple Crayfish trap I made that works great .

Comment by John Sheehan on August 3, 2013 at 8:49am

Vince ,fishing for Trout ,I catch Crayfish as we call them up North and use just the tail .I pull back one shell segment to expose the meat and put it on a small hook .The Brown Trout  in particular love them ! In years past in June particularly ,I would fish bridges and catch the bait and the trout in the same pools .I discovered this when I caught a Brown trout for dinner and found a crayfish in his belly when I was cleaning him . I once caught a huge Largemouth with a Crayfish claw  coming out of his Anus !LOL Probably more info then you wanted but true! Ha ha!

Comment by Vince Fusco on August 3, 2013 at 7:33am

Small crawdads are killer baits for gills as well as other fish. I hook them once through the tail, and have used pieces of larger crawdad tail meat that I first peel when I cannot find small ones.

 

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