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Upper Midwest Bluegill Group

If you live in Minnesota, Wisconsin or the Dakotas let's talk bluegills.

Location: Stillwater, MN
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2014

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MT's 2010 monster bluegill on ice derby. 9 Replies

Started by Michael Thompson. Last reply by Michael Thompson Feb 16, 2010.

A gathering??? 4 Replies

Started by Patrick "Bullworm" Olson. Last reply by Greg Clusiau Sep 9, 2009.

metropanfish action 4-25

Started by Michael Thompson Apr 26, 2009.

Opening Day

Started by Nathanael Deloach Apr 24, 2009.

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Comment by Mike Schmidt on November 29, 2014 at 11:25am

Which reminds me...Does anyone have any advice for ice fishing Bluegills?  I don't know anyone up here that ever does it.  Walleye, perch and pike are king up here in the winter...well all year, but especially in the winter.

Comment by Mike Schmidt on November 29, 2014 at 11:23am

That's a little too far for me Richard.  But be sure to let us know how you do. 

I'm champing at the bit to try some hard-water bluegill fishing this year.  The few times I've been ice fishing in the past it's always been for perch and walleye.  But I put together my own ice set-up over the summer, so now I can go where I want instead of being at the mercy of my buddies and what they want to fish for.

Comment by Richard Allen Rupp on November 19, 2014 at 1:01pm
Hey folks, looking to put a trip together to go ice fishing in WI for the middle of end of December. Want to try someplace new/different. If anyone wants help get a group together let's chat.
Comment by Nathanael Deloach on June 22, 2014 at 9:14pm

It is a gill, I "spiced" the photo a little bit with a filter...:)  Caught both the fish under a bobber with a 1/64th ounce fly jig tipped with a power bait wiggler. It's my go to bait, I've caught thousands of panfish on it over the years. I'll have to put pictures up in a blog sometime... I was out for a couple hrs with my kids yesterday and found some gills. Water is still only 65 degrees here but that hasn't stopped the bulls from making nests and start the spawning process. Water is to cold for them to really get going yet tho... Hope you had a good day yesterday! 

Comment by Mike Schmidt on June 20, 2014 at 8:57pm

By the way...nice fish your young 'un has there!  Is the bottom one a gill?  It looks really orange, but maybe that is just an "optical illusion" from the sun or something?

Comment by Mike Schmidt on June 20, 2014 at 8:56pm

Yep, same here.  It's was a LOOOOOOONG winter followed by a cool spring.  And, it's been a very wet spring, too.  Seems like it rains every third day or so.

I'm going to head out tomorrow with some new floats and jigs made by BBG member Carl Hendrix.  I'm on my way outside to get some nightcrawlers to tip them with right now.  Hopefully I will be posting some nice gill pics tomorrow!

Comment by Nathanael Deloach on June 19, 2014 at 7:22am

It's been a cool spring after a long winter (as you may have experienced as well Mike) but when the water temps stay in the 60's for a month that translates into STELLER panfishing!  So far it has been a great year!  Outside of my favorite lake having a fish kill and not finding any panfish there yet, but that has forced me to look at new lakes and new options. Here are some pics from a new lake I tried with my daughter last week...

Comment by Mike Schmidt on June 14, 2014 at 4:41pm

Looks like there hasn't been much action in this group.  Maybe we can change that?

How is everyone doing with gill fishing so far?  I've been out once (my first gill fishing ever) and got these four keepers. (plus a bunch of small gills and perch)

Comment by Nathanael Deloach on March 28, 2012 at 2:16pm


Here is my biggest Minnesota Blue Gill to date. Caught this 10incher in June of 2011 on lake Vermilion.  It took me 6 years of fishing here in Mn to finally hit the 10" mark, but it wasn't for lack of trying!  Alright guys....y'all gotta be as anxious as I am for the opportunity to get out this spring, post your pictures and show it! :-)

Comment by klrbaer on January 26, 2012 at 10:20pm

Shot in the dark.

I'm Rochester MN for the next 2 weeks and an looking for someone to go Ice fishing with.

Give me a call 309-287-1425

Thanks, Tim

 

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