Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

     In NJ we are allowed 5 rigs .I generally set 3 tip ups ,Jig a rod and have a dead stick rod hanging off a bucket. I switch on and off with the jigging rods .I have two set up for Gills and pan fish with 3 and 4# test  line /small lures , but I also have 6# and 8# test on other rods and jig spoons tipped with shiner heads or tails  for the big appetite Crappie , Pickerel,Perch and Bass .       
If I leave the tip ups at home I use three Jigging rods(a hand held and 2 dead sticked) and switch between the UL's and heavier rods,using maybe 5 different set ups three at a time .

 I like to fish the 8-12 ' zone first in wood ,weed or rock structure and then work into the shallower and deeper sections from there .I generally jig deeper and set tip ups shallower. I like to have the Flasher unit with me on the hole I'm jigging while watching the dead stick rod and the tip-ups when I pause my cadences.

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-new-jersey-janfeb

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-2010

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-20102011

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/2013

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/hardwater-2014

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/2015-ice-fishing

http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-2017 

http://bigbluegill.ning.com/photo/albums/ice-fishing-2018

Views: 121

Attachments:

Replies to This Discussion

It's 75 degrees here - I got ma sweet tea.

With ice

Still anticipating getting on the local ice .Some ice fishing has begun here in New Jersey.Pike and Pickerel just a bit NW of Ringwood being caught .Won't be long now I hope .A nephew wants to try it for the 1st time .Got him his 1st ice fishing rod for Christmas .

     In NJ we are allowed 5 rigs .I generally set 3 tip ups ,Jig a rod and have a dead stick rod hanging off a bucket. I switch on and off with the jigging rods .I have two set up for Gills and pan fish with 3 and 4# test  line /small lures , but I also have 6# and 8# test on other rods and jig spoons tipped with shiner heads or tails  for the big appetite Crappie , Pickerel,Perch and Bass .

I like to fish the 8-12 ' zone first in wood ,weed or rock structure and then work into the shallower and deeper sections from there .I generally jig deeper and set tip ups shallower. I like to have the Flasher unit with me on the hole I'm jigging while watching the dead stick rod and the tip-ups when I pause my cadences.

JOHN;; THIS WAS A REALLY GREAT DESCRIPTION ON ICE FISHING ; IN YOUR SET UP --  MANY THANKS !

Thanks Carl ,wish we could eat some Perch together Man!

LOLOLOL;;;  THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT MUSIC MAN !!   I;LL EVEN BRING THE CORN BREAD !!  LOLOLOL

Corn bread , what my dear Mom , rest her soul, called Johnnie cake.

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

My Kitty Cat Supper 10/18/19

"Thataway Dick ! Enjoy !"
2 hours ago
dick tabbert posted photos
16 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"Large Shiner on a 1/4 oz. Squirrel Tail Jig took this nice Bass along  a Rock Ledge ."
19 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on chris's group pickerel fishermen
"A pair of Twins both 4# 6oz. Top Fish Grabbed a Trolled Bomber 6A Crankbait  Chartreuse Shad…"
19 hours ago
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…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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"
yesterday
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"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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…"
Thursday
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!"
Thursday
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!"
Thursday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

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

Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

"Chunky bass.......nice fish John...."
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
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

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service