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On the water etiquette
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Just a quick question about sharing space in the water. Every boater has their favorite fishing spot(s) on their local body of water. Since I'm going to be new to sharing the open water this year, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Boysen Mar 11, 2016.

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On The Water Etiquette

As a lifelong landlubber, there will be a learning curve to my on the water yakking adventures beginning this Spring. A video I saw on YouTube the other day got me thinking. It was titled, "Don't fish in front of my dock." (link: )  The short version...old guy stops cutting his lawn to hop into his boat to ride out and harass two yakkers fishing near his dock on a public lake. He doesn't…


Posted on January 30, 2016 at 4:29am — 7 Comments

What line should I use?

I am getting my gear ready for Spring. Any opinions on what the best line to use is. I've been reading on line about mono, fluoro and braid and see advantages to each. Up to now I've stuck with Berkley's Trilene, both XL Smooth Casting (6 lb.) and their TransOptic (8 lb.) brand. A salesman at Dick's Sporting Goods got me to buy a spool of 15 lb. Power Pro Moss Green braided line. I have not put it on my reel yet. Opinions and recommendations would be welcome. I use a Shimano Stradic CI4+…


Posted on January 13, 2016 at 3:01pm — 3 Comments

Kayak fishing

I need to get off the banks and get out where the fish are. I've been looking at kayaks. Does anyone have any good advice or opinions about kayak fishing? I'd love some feedback. Thanks.

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 5:23pm — 51 Comments

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At 7:00pm on May 25, 2016, 10.5" RES Sharon said…

Congrats on an amazing heritage! Being from CA originally, I've had at least some boysenberries. They are my favorite. Just make two pies, yum

At 10:43am on May 25, 2016, John Sheehan said…

lol Sharon ,, go catch a stick take a pic.

At 10:35am on May 25, 2016, 10.5" RES Sharon said…

Just curious if you grow boysenberries?

At 8:21am on March 1, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Nice job catching Crappies and Bass Gary!

At 5:52am on February 4, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Glad you got to see some of our waters. Just wanted to mention that if you are into walleyes we are also called the walleye capital for a reason although my passion is the bluegill..

At 7:20pm on February 3, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Thank you Gary 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 8:58pm on January 19, 2016, Jim Gronaw said…

Hey Gary...two other good kayak lakes are:

Piney Run Park, Eldersburg, MD...298 acre lake with gret number of 3-4 lb bass, some crappies to 14 in and big gills, plus bonus stripers. County Park lake, entry fee and launch fee, but some great fishing possible if you hit it  right in late April to early June.

Long Arm Dam, York Co., south of Hanover, PA. 260 acre lake, good for yaks, excellent bass with chance at a 5 lber. Rat l Traps and Lucky Craft Pointers. Some crappie and possible northern pike action. Late April to June, for C&R out-of-season bass.

Let me know if you need more info.


At 8:08am on December 29, 2015, John Sheehan said…

Gary , here's my Tandem Rig Blog I was telling you about yesterday .Nice job on the Doubles yesterday!

At 7:52am on November 4, 2015, John Sheehan said…

Gary , great finally meeting you yesterday ! We'll get on them soon I hope.

At 5:19pm on March 28, 2015, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Gary 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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