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Earl W Story
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  • Overland Park, KS
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The mystery of the multiplying Bluegill
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 After another disturbing occurrence of this frightening phenomenon I've decided to share it with you all to see how many others have been affected.Setting: Beautiful morning at the pond.Plan: Fried…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Hood Jun 29, 2014.

A float tube at 50
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 I've thought about getting a float tube for years, but until now have been able to shake it off.I've gotten a Cabela's Columbia float tube today. My wife thinks I need to be medicated and closely…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hook Up May 24, 2014.

More on Smoking........
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 I'm sold on the idea of the Electric smoker for it's all around convenience.Now: #1- Do Y'all prefer to smoke fish bone in or fillet?  #2 - Soak in salt water or marinate ?#3 - How long do you smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lord of the Fly , Rods Mar 3, 2014.

Fish Smoking
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 Since anything fried is been forbidden to me now, I'm thinking about buying a smoker to do fish in this year. What's everyones thoughts on this? Recipes, Charcoal or propane or electric?   Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Mar 5, 2014.

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Luck almost ran out

 After all these years being out in all kinds of weather I finally got buzzed by lightning. The main bolt hit a tree and an arc jumped out and got me on the left hand. Left me with full drawers and a new breakdancing record in 'Fat Hillbilly category'.

Be careful out there friends!

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 1:01pm — 15 Comments

Adventures with my wife

 We went to check out a small state lake someone told my wife about yesterday. Pulling up that morning it looked really good, ya know....... FISHY! 

So I make my kazillion trips back and forth setting up Ma's sunshade, table, and all the other sissy things she insists on. 

Finally I'm done and grab my fly rod to head off exploring when a loud scream SNAKE stops me. I turn around and walk back to see Ma hopping around and pointing at the waters edge.... Hmmmmmm, a water snake.…


Posted on June 2, 2014 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Float Tube meanderings

 Now that I've been out a few times in my 'Tube I noticed a few things:

1: The wind in Kansas NEVER quits blowing...... EVER! So I'm learning where to launch to use the wind to my advantage.

2: Slow is definitely better. You fish an area much more thoroughly than in a regular boat.

3: It's sooooo peaceful! The world we live in is so noisy and hurried today, my 'Tube is the best stress reliever ever invented. Once I'm out on the water I can actually feel the built up…


Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Fatboy compromise

 So much for HIPPA laws. My Dr. had a chat with my wife and the next thing I know my wife presents me with a bike and instructions to ride it 30 minutes a day. #$$%#$%@#$%$#%!!! 

 But after considering running away form home I realized there is a pond 1.5 miles from the house......... Hmmmmmmm! 

  Rode it out there this morning......... After the black spots quit circling in front of my eyes and I could stand up straight I fly fished for 30 minutes and actually made it home in…


Posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — 16 Comments

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At 1:13pm on March 5, 2013, John Ratliff said…

Earl didn't have much to do yesterday so I drove out to Wyco lake.  Man is it low if you put a boat in that lake you would have to pick it up and throw it in the water Was thinking about driving down to Louisberg but just didn't do it.  Hope we get some more water some how but not snow.

John R

At 10:47am on August 18, 2012, DAVID L EITUTIS said…

I'M PROUD TO INCLUDE YOU ON MY FRIENDS LIST EARL, AND DON'T HESITATE TO SEND MESSAGES to me regarding anything at all. Sometimes I'm off this site for a couple days , when I"m really busy, but try to check it everyday. Also my phone is listed on my page if you need to contact me for any reason.

At 7:52am on August 18, 2012, DAVID L EITUTIS said…


WELCOME TO MY GROUP " THE GOOD OLE DAYS" AND WHEN TIME PERMITS READ SOME OF THE STORIES THERE. GGGGGREAT INPUT FROM THE MEMBERS as they relate some event of recent years or times that take em back. The older I get the more important these memories are to me and I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

At 12:23pm on August 13, 2012, John Sheehan said…

Like that Tandem catch of Bass ! You the Cat man do!

At 12:45am on August 12, 2012, dick tabbert said…

I would be honored to be on your friends list and please feel free to contact me anytime. I may not have all your answers but I will answers your questions if possible. We both have common interest we may or may not be the same in the way we pursue it but the bottom line is we both love to fish although our methods may differ and that is one reason I and you will enjoy the site, we can learn off of each others different ways and increase our knowledge base. . GOOD FISHIN..

At 7:35pm on August 8, 2012, Vince Fusco said…

Hi Earl and welcome to BBG. You will find this is a very friendly site with a lot of good members, and plenty of information on catching not only big bluegills, but all panfish. Be sure and check out our photo section where you will see some truly trophy fish. We also have a blog section, a group section, and even a chat room. Make yourself at home, and join in the fun. Again welcome to BBG.

At 6:56pm on August 8, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Earl to Big Bluegill. 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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This coppernose measured just over 11 inches. Catch and release form my float tube.
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Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would…See More
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How to properly rig slip/fixed thill floats

While I prefer using slip floats, I would like to know how to properly rig both the slip and fixed…See More
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"What we refer to as a Pumpkinseed ."
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John Sheehan replied to chris's discussion favorite lures in the group pickerel fishermen
"4" Easy Shiner Swim bait kicks Butt retrieved slowly near bottom in 20-15' .Working great…"
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John Sheehan commented on Josh Neugebauer's group Bass Fishing
"BBOTY so far; 19.5" 4,1/4 # Grabbed a 4" Swimbait .A deep late June  Fish…"
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John Sheehan commented on chris's group pickerel fishermen
"Caught in mid July 26.5" ,4#9 oz.Pickerel BOTY so far"
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"Grabbed a 4" Swimbait back in early May in around 13-7 fow."
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"Got two of these that day .Yes great colors and fighters too !"
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Flyrod Bluegills

"Thanks Jeff .Great catching these Guys again !"
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17",2#11 oz.

"Greg put on a clinic trolling his 'Hot N Tot ' !"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo

26.5" Pickerel 4#,9oz.

"Yea Man,my BOTY so far."
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