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Indiana, Ohio, Illinois & Michigan 'Gill catchers

Here's the place to share information on bluegill locations and strategies for these four big bluegill states.

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Monster Bluegill Lake Needed

Started by Johnny wilkins Aug 18, 2014.

Chicagoland / Northern Illinois Bluegill League 3 Replies

Started by Johnny wilkins. Last reply by Johnny wilkins Aug 18, 2014.

Michigan lakes 8 Replies

Started by Harry DeWitt. Last reply by Slip Sinker Dec 6, 2013.

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Comment by Jonah C. Gillespie on November 11, 2014 at 8:54pm

Yeah Dick, looks like my open water fishing is coming to a close sooner than I expected.

Comment by dick tabbert on November 11, 2014 at 8:40pm

Don't know about that but did hear you got a little snow.

Comment by Jonah C. Gillespie on November 11, 2014 at 7:55pm

Do any of you fish for big bluegill in Michigan's upper peninsula? Any information would be appreciated as this is where I am located.

Comment by Slip Sinker on September 10, 2014 at 3:14am

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/mscms/fishing-articles/michigan-b...

looking for some input on anyone that has fished these four lakes in Michigan... especially looking for input on Houghton lake

Comment by Joel Prince on January 5, 2014 at 9:03am
I live in NE Ohio and over here we have Mogadore and Nimisila, both are great lakes for big red ears. Also Deer Creek is overlooked for big bluegills. Hope to see some of you on the water. I primarily panfish from November-March, as I tournament bass fish during the spring/summer.
Comment by richard lytle on September 27, 2013 at 4:53pm

at lake springfield il the drop shot and a split shot set up is hot.just rig em up with night crawler. and cut the crawler in half ,tried a slip bobber with a1/32 jig with minnow no luck still deep

 

Comment by dick tabbert on June 25, 2013 at 12:20pm

I know we have some people from the Grand Rapid area's so hopefully you can get some help. Sorry although I do most my fishing in Mi. I'm not familiar with your area but sure there is some help out there for you. I do most my fishing in southeast Mi and love the clear water but with fishing clear water you have to make some sacrifices like stay low because if you can see them they can definitely see you and make as very little noise as possible.

Comment by Kiana Fitzpatrick on June 25, 2013 at 11:52am

Living in Michigan near Grand Rapids, need some good shore fishing spots!! Thanks

Comment by dick tabbert on November 20, 2012 at 9:56am

Larry sounds like one of my favorite lakes here in Branch County. Coldwater lake is a chain of lake 17 miles long with 7 lakes. Any kind of water you want is there. Its great lake with lots fish and many different ways to fish it.

Comment by dick tabbert on November 19, 2012 at 7:01pm

Larry I live just outside Toledo and Ohio does have some lakes mostly in the central and southern part of the state. I do have lake Erie but that water is to big for me and my boat but I can look down the road and there is Michigan and Southern Michigan has many great lakes to fish. Most of the lakes are clear which makes them a little harder to fish but I love clear water you can see whats under you.

 

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