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Thanks, Tooty!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Jan 27, 2013.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by wag Feb 20, 2013.

New members!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Angelo C Mastrando Jr. Mar 26, 2012.

 

Bruce Condello's Big Bluegill and Big Redear Sunfish page!

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John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"6#11oz. Channel Cat hit a Trolled Crankbait in the Dog Days of Summer,"
18 hours ago
Greg Easley joined Bruce Condello's group
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The Shellcrackers

If you've caught a redear sunfish, or if you want people to THINK you've caught a redear sunfish, this is the group for you.
Dec 28, 2020
Allen Morgan commented on Bruce Condello's group Bluegill Fly Rodders
"I've been out doing the same thing a few times, when I can. Honestly, though, the Hex Hatch is in full swing right now.  Do you have any areas that have a Hex Hatch, John?  It can been a blast fishing that one."
Jun 29, 2020
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group Bluegill Fly Rodders
"Went Bluegill Poppin for the 1st time this year and caught several small Hens wehile wet wading .Gotta try some other lakes and find those aggressive Males !"
Jun 29, 2020
Lee Soares joined Bruce Condello's group
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Bluegill Fly Rodders

If you love to nail a big bluegill or shellcracker on a fly rod, this is your group.
Jun 27, 2020
Ken McBroom commented on Bruce Condello's blog post BIG BLUEGILL RULES
"I have gone crazy for big Redear. The only problem is I only get a few days where I can locate and catch them. Any tips on finding concentrations of these elusive fish is much appreciated. I realize that different types of water calls for different…"
Jun 11, 2020
Gary Porter joined Bruce Condello's group
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Bluegill Fly Rodders

If you love to nail a big bluegill or shellcracker on a fly rod, this is your group.
Apr 12, 2020
John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Very nice. Small ponds are lots of fun. I have had the best success catching the buggers in a pond with only redear in it."
Jan 29, 2020

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July 4
What type of animal is a bluegill?
I live on a quarry pond.
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Nebraska

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Notes from a Nebraska bluegill derelict.

Something came in the mail a couple days ago...

At first I thought maybe it was from my M.D.  He's been pushing me to eat better, and as you can see there were some pretty good items here.  But then I realized it was from my BBG buddies. 

First of all there were saltine crackers.  Always good for someone like me who likes to talk too much.  A…

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Posted on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Christmas Bluegill Wishes

I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of the members of BigBluegill.com.

I know I've been lacking in posts and pictures lately, but the demands of my family and my business render me an observer most of the time.  I read every post and enjoy every picture.  Every big bluegill caught feels like I landed it myself.

I hope that all of you have an amazing Christmas, and a great new year.  2016 will surely be full of great catches, great…

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Posted on December 24, 2015 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

A few random thoughts about bluegill

I'd like to just reiterate a couple of my thoughts about bluegill.

Many of us started with bluegill.  When we caught bluegill as kids, we were proud and excited.  They were willing participants in the angling game, and were scrappy fighters for their size.  Bluegill were also beautiful by any standards, and were curiously varied and original.

Many of us drifted away from bluegill as we aged.  We became jaded, and influenced by those around us.  We were told that…

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Posted on April 7, 2015 at 9:33pm — 13 Comments

Please consider joining BigBluegill founder Bruce Condello at the Pond Boss Conference!

Upcoming Pond Boss Conference and Expo

I would like to personally invite you to the National Pond Boss Conference and…
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Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:52pm

Huge favor for Bruce Condello!

My friends, I don't make a habit of asking for favors, but I would like to make a humble request of each and every one of you.

 

On Monday evening, Memorial Day, at 10 pm central time, there is going to be a very special show on television.  Two of my best friends ever, and www.bigbluegill.com members, Nate and Justin Herman are going to have their very own reality show!!!

 

On DIY network, which is channel 111 on…

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

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At 1:26pm on November 15, 2019, Mikey-D said…

Gees Bruce those are some of the biggest gills I have seen I wouldn't tell anyone where that honey hole is LOL. Reminds me of a little 1 acre pond we had back in the hills of southwest VA. 

At 7:48pm on April 1, 2017, Robert J Sarrazine said…

Dang Doc, didn't dawn on me what day it is but this ain't no joke!!Me%20%26%20Amber%20Jacks.jpg 

At 7:39pm on April 1, 2017, Robert J Sarrazine said…

Mr Bruce, been awhile since we've communicated so though I'd just say have a good spring and better summer.

Please don't re-post with the names reversed........Bob-O

Oh if the folks here only knew our history, there would be many chuckles. 

 
 
 

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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
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21,1/2"Bowfin/Dogfish

"According to this chart a 21.5" Bowfin weighs close to 3.5 #   Chapter 17:…"
5 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"6#11oz. Channel Cat hit a Trolled Crankbait in the Dog Days of Summer,"
18 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's group The Big and Ugly
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"Thanks Jeffrey!"
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"1st time i heard of Leadcore line was on a fishing trip to Maine years ago. .I was there for…"
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dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Unfortunately for me all I have now is my plug never used. I was good till he got talking lead line."
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's album
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Ice Fishin' 2021

"Been going with these three spoons tipped with Salted Shiner heads or Live Fatheads and Minnows.…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"These three spoons have been the catchers so far Jan/Feb 2021 :1/8th oz.Slimfish/ 1/5th oz. SP and…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Turns out I have 10 SpoonPlugs in 7 sizes "
Wednesday
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"I hear you Dave ! Structure, breaks and Breaklines and Depth and Speed control are key words in…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Buck was a ground breaker - he saw the fish in ways other people never did. My favorite story about…"
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Thanks Dick! Bruce-Glad to hear you're getting out there!"
Wednesday
John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Nice Dick !I have about 6 sizes of BP Spoonplugs I've never used .Got them back in the…"
Wednesday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Nice fish, John. All I've been catching this year is pickerel and just a few bass. To be fair…"
Tuesday
dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Funny you should mention it. I took the Buck Perry seminar years ago. Didn't leave empty…"
Tuesday
dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"WTG John."
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Not losing Fish with right Gear and Tecnique
"Lost a fish pulling the transducer out of the ice hole .My jerky movement knocked the fish off…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Piscatorial Pursuit of Perch
"PB Perch /14" "
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Greg and I got out on the ice again and caught 4 Pickerel a Bass and a Perch .Shiners on tipups and…"
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