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Bluegills and bluegill fishing in Indiana natural lakes

Jed Pearson, Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife

Bluegills, Lepomis macrochirus, are the most abundant and most important fish in northern Indiana natural lakes. Based on standardized data compiled by the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 197 lakes since the 1980s, bluegills averaged 45% of the number and 15% of the weight of fish collected in 387 fish population surveys. Electrofishing catch rates in June from 219 surveys at 125 lakes averaged 86/15-minutes of sampling…

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Posted on January 25, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

It Sucks Being Shocked...

If you're a bluegill, that is. I love coming across little bitty  "one-liners" either in articles or research papers that either stand out as being profound, or explain via scientific documentation something generally perceived or accepted in the (bass) fishing world. Kind of like one of those "A-HA" moments. I don't find many of them, but I've come across a pair of studies…

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Posted on January 20, 2012 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

Float Fishing for Panfish - The basics

In Indiana, as well as most of the country, panfish are the most sought after fish by the majority of anglers. Of this large family of fish, bluegills and crappie make up the majority of the anglers focus. Harvested numbers of these two fish typically exceeds 100,000 fish in any given year on a large reservoir or lake. And of these fish, a large percentage are caught on live bait.



There are many ways of fishing live bait, but for panfish some form of bobber fishing is the standard… Continue

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 10:03am — 31 Comments

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At 9:20pm on November 7, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard B. Waldman. I started this group in hopes we can better understand our electronics so that we know there full potential. Our electronics can do so mush more than we know I'm hoping with this group we can better understand them and how to make any adjustment to do so. We have come a long way since the LED flasher and with the improvement there is a learning curve. Hopefully we can learn all we need to know and starting it up and setting it up will be become 2nd nature.

At 7:01pm on January 24, 2009, Jeremy R. Mayo said…
well is sure dangdoll precieate it. I looked and cant tell so I asked. I noticed its in 2 colors but ima get me the white one. If its gotta belt clamp on the back I will just give it to the wifey. Them things dont stay tight on a lil head. Thanks for all the input. And wow that was quick. Glad were all addicted to the site!
At 5:51pm on January 24, 2009, Jeremy R. Mayo said…
Hey Mr. waldman! I want a hat! Got any pictures of the back of this thang. Is it one of those frilly hats with a mini belt buckel for a strap or are we workin snaps or velcro here. Gotta get my order in super quick before you sell outta all this great big bluegill gear!
At 5:53pm on December 22, 2008, Bruce Condello said…
What a great avatar!

Welcome to the Big Bluegill gang, B. Waldman!

We hope you enjoy the photos, discussion and videos. It's cold out, but we're still thinking about finding and catching big bluegills!

Bruce
 
 
 

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