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Finally got out to fish! Been a while. Broke in my new rod (JDM Mebaru 7' 6") with this nice 1 1/4 pounder. Caught slow trolling on Sonny's 1/48 oz chub belly spinner and 2 lb Izorline xxx. I forgot just how hard these big fish fight, especially on this long sensitive rod, when you have 70 feet of line out!

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Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 23, 2019 at 9:20am

Congrats to ya Jeff, GREAT PIC BY THE WAY ALSO........

Comment by Adam Rink on March 23, 2019 at 8:08am

Great gill, Jeff. Way to kick off the spring.

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 23, 2019 at 2:30am

...nice! looks like a Blue gill... but bigger...

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on March 22, 2019 at 7:26pm

Very nice Jeff.......cool picture!

Comment by dick tabbert on March 22, 2019 at 7:19pm

Nice copper there Jeff.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 22, 2019 at 11:19am

LOL wow how different from my end of the pendulum ! Nice fish you got there go get em'!

Comment by Jeff Soto on March 22, 2019 at 11:06am

Yeah John, it was 58-59 degrees, a little cold for our Southern California Bluegill to be active.  Fishing was slow, we only got a couple of fish.  But there was a cold front coming, plus a full moon.  Fishing should really pick up in the next few weeks, if we ever get some sunshine for a few days.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 22, 2019 at 10:29am

Get a water temp? Took one here yesterday at an inflow pipe and it was 42 degrees. Hope its close to or above 50 by the time i take the boat out next Thursday for the 1st 2019 voyage.

Comment by John Sheehan on March 22, 2019 at 10:27am

Excellent Jeff! Goin' nuts here! Dyin' to fish and try out the Hair Jigs i tied up .

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