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Looking for a soft plastic bass rod/reel
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I know it's not bluegill related, but I know you guys fish more than just bluegill like me.I couldn't be any happier with my panfish rods and reels so I'm ready to upgrade my worm rod for bass.  I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Roberts Feb 9, 2015.

Looking for a tackle box
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I'm trying to get all of my panfish stuff into one tackle box.  Right now I typically use Plano storage containers, but I'm trying to get them all organized into just one box. I would like for this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Gronaw Dec 30, 2014.

Cold weather fishing small ponds
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I'm curious how hard it is to catch BG in winter months on small private ponds (lets say an acre or less).Assuming they haven't iced over yet, is it even worth my time?  I'm guessing you'd just bump…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Roberts Dec 5, 2014.

Learned something new... you all probably know about it already
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Not that I expect anyone to know this, but I wasn't taught how to fish per se.  Most things I have to figure out for myself or thanks to the internet, learn on youtube :).  I was out on the lake the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Apr 20, 2014.

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July 4
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I have a 1/4 acre pond that is about 8' deep at the center.
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!

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It's been a terrible spring so far

So up to today I have had to have unexpected surgery on my wrist which will prevent me from fishing until fall.  The good news here, I have health insurance.

Last week or so, we had all the rain and it turned a little creek (2" deep) into a 5' river.  This in turn flooded my house.   Good news, kids safe and I have minimal damage.  Mold is the only looming concern.

This river though, it filled my pond up.  Thats great since I had drained it and killed off the…


Posted on June 19, 2013 at 10:35am — 4 Comments

Plan for the pond

Thanks to many discussions with Walt through email and phone, I think the Male only approach is going to happen.  

I plan to Rotenone the pond so that we can start clean.  I will be stocking a ton of Grass Shrimp and Papershell crayfish.  I will also be adding freshwater clams and probably two types of minnows.

I'll be purchasing an aerator and an automatic feeder to try and help everything out.  Then come spring time, I will be fertilizing the pond as…


Posted on November 18, 2012 at 9:36am

Few Bass out of my new pond

So in my attempt to find what I need to do with my pond, I wanted to find out how the LMB population looked.  So far it's hit or miss.  The bluegill population seems to be seriously lacking, but the water is cold.  

I'm trying to find out if Tilapia are legal in Maryland so I can get them to eat up some of the vegetation in the pond.  I will keep fishing and start taking some notes on the actual numbers to help me move forward.

Here's the best bass that was…


Posted on November 12, 2012 at 8:06pm — 8 Comments

Grass/Muck issue

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

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At 8:18pm on March 13, 2014, Jim Gronaw said…

Hey Chris...sorry you missed the seminar. We had about two dozen sit down folks and some onlookers outside of the seminar area. Talked on drop- shot, grass shrimp and about panfish catch and release ethics. I thought it went well and they want me to do more for the early summer. It was fun!

At 2:19pm on January 5, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Thank you I would be honored to be a friend on your friends list. Any time I can help please jump in and ask away. If I don't know the answer we'll find it out some how some where or if you just want to talk feel free I love to talk especially fishing.

At 5:21pm on November 27, 2012, Walt Foreman said…

Larry, if it took you two years to get your coppernose to five ounces you've got something seriously out of whack with your pond.  You should be able to grow them to at least seven ounces in one year where you live; I've grown them bigger than that in one year here in middle TN.  

At 11:59am on November 27, 2012, Larry Penland said…

Hey Chris, I'de be leary of coppernose that far north. I live in southern Mississippi. And though I can't prove it, I believe that when my pond froze over 2 winters ago, That I lost almost all of my big ones.Its taken me two seasons to get them up to about 4 or 5 ounces again. May not happen to you, but its a real bummer if it does. Just sayin, Larry P.

At 12:35pm on July 27, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Chris to Big Blue Gill. 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 PHOTOES 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 Blue Gill 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 braggin 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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