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For those who pray..please pray for my family. My wife got some scary news from he Dr yesterday. But the bigger issue is for my Sons and their mom. Her husband commited suicide in front of them. No…Continue

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No fishin in two weeks.

Im startin to go into detox here.  Life has conspired to keep me home. Well I got caught up last night and decided to work on my kayak console.  Its looking nice so far but I have to hit the pause button now. I was cuting a small base plate last night and without thinking I reached out to clear a scrap of wood from my table saw.  I got lucky; I only needed two stitches. 


Next project will be more push sticks and some cutting sleds.  Also blood does not make a good stain for…


Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:50am

Skunked In Sparkleberry

I finally got to go back to Sparkleberry Swamp.  My plan was to paddle deeper in and find some of the creek channels. Yesterday I loaded up my Yak with my ultralite rod, crickets, and some snacks.  Figured I would take my dog Sam; I wanted to see what kind of fishin partner he would be. I was on the water by 11am and figured the overcast would help bring on the bite.

I found out the sat image and the maps are almost useless.  On the sat images you can see what looks to be the creeks…


Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:25am — 8 Comments

I gotta start somewhere.

I have got to get a hobby or go compeltly bonkers. Long story short a person needs a destraction from stress. Fishing puts me on the water and more importantly someplace that's quiet. I don't need a lot of equipment.

I am in Sumter SC not far from Lake Marion and the Wateree River. So far I am concentrating on Sparkleberry Swamp and Beech Creek located on the back side of Manchester State Forrest. I am always looking for places that most folks overlook or can't reach. To do that I… Continue

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:23pm on August 25, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Brian there is much wisdom here all you need do is look through the site and if there something you can't find or have questions all you need do is ask. Hope you enjoy and use the site and picture we love. Enjoy..........

At 12:02pm on August 25, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Brian to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..



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