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West Michigan shore accessible Gill spots please?
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Hey guys,We had a baby in Jan. and my time for fishing has been cut to basically non-existent. I don't have a boat and all the tackle shops I've asked at have no idea where I can fish from shore.Is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig DuShane Sep 4, 2013.

Pond using chemicals safe to eat bluegill from?
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Hey guys,My in-laws have a pond behind their place that has fountains and is kept/cared for by their community. They put some sort of chemicals in the pond that I believe is to keep the weeds…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Livingston Aug 20, 2013.

Time to get a fly rod...looking for some help picking out some equipment please.
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Hey BBGers,I'm looking to get an actual fly rod now instead of using a fly tied behind a float. I've never used one before and don't really know what I should be looking for. I'd appreciate any and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Jun 26, 2012.

What are some of the best flies/spiders you've had the most success/fun with?
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Hey Big Bluegillers,I recently discovered the joy of catching bluegill using flies tied on about 4 feet or so behind a float on my spinning rod. By far the most fun I've had fishing so far...there's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie M. May 30, 2012.

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At 1:44pm on June 25, 2012, Mark Stine said…

some of the cheaper combos short change you on the number of guides effecting casting, also they have level lines instead of tapered line. weight forward (WF) line is the easiest to learn with.  have you considered a used rig? here was a listing on people buy rigs all the time then never use them

At 1:29pm on April 19, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Hope everything works out for you but it's always better when you get new stuff. Enjoy and have fun shopping. Sorry I didn't get to the line earlier.

At 6:08am on April 19, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Craig I'm sorry I just haven't been seems like I think I get a chance something comes up. I will tell you my son swears by it thats all he uses. I think the line will work out fine except for the price. It is very pricey super line costing the most of the 3. I bought 3 different lines to try I wanted to see which one would be the best. I purchased (Power Pro in the moss green, Sufix 832 in Lo-Vis green, and then FireLine in Flame Green). I'm a Fluorocarbon person for quit a while. But I wanted something I can get ride of that dreaded snarl that happens when you make a cast and out come a big wad  of line.  I can't be untangled it literary has to be cut out. Although with certain measures I have cut down the frequency in which it happens but eventually it will happen when you least expect it. I hope this will help you the biggest factor being the price but if you can use the same line all year it may very well be worth it. I'm really hoping to get out here very soon and will at that time give you an update. 

At 6:34pm on April 3, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Craig I would be honored to be on your friends list and thank you for asking. Please feel free to correspond any time you want I will answer as soon as possible. Feel free to go through the site and above all if you indeed have any questions address it to me or the forum. The forum of coarse will be out there for everyone to answer which would be better then we have more than one opinion. Again welcome aboard and GOOD FISHIN..  

At 4:10pm on March 27, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Craig to This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in doing so. We have Forums that are interesting in themselves. Feel free to read the forums they are loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to jump in and participate we are all learning we can never learn enough and what to continue in our learning process, maybe you have that little extra something that we can put in our bag of tricks to make us even a little better fisherman/fisherwoman. On this site there is lots of information which we can use to fine tune our fishing skills maybe helping us in our pursuit of catching that special little fish we call blue gill which encompasses redears and pumpkinseeds. We also have interesting bits of wisdom on perch and crappies and the list goes on, cause we all love to catch fish or we probably wouldn't be here now.
We also have Blogs again loaded with information. This site is all about catching bluegills and we do that with some success but what we really want is that ultimate giant for bragging rights and you'll see there are some big gills caught. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see. We also have some of the best photo's on the net here for us to look at put in by our members here at BBG. We have a 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 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 my little secret I won't tell soul.
We also have a Chat Room which in my opinion is very underused, but you must be log in to access it. So by all means log in and use It, you will meet some interesting and great people there who knows you may even catch me there. Enjoy, have fun but above all be safe in doing so and GOOD FISHIN..


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