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Small spinners

Most of the time I fish with feather jigs and crickets. Been looking for a small spinner,beetle spin type, i found one on the webb. site fish-n-spin.com. It's a 1/32 oz. spinner and tube jig. I replace the tube with a feather jig. I am quite pleased with the results we are having with this jig. I still tip with crickets.

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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At 12:53pm on October 20, 2010, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey Jim...I think Jeff is right...if you send your fish to Tim Overbaugh, on this site, he will make an exact replica of your fish and paint it true to form. He gives the free mount to any one who sends him a fish that he can make and keep a mold of for future mounts. Check his work out on this site and I think you'll be amazed.
At 10:56am on October 19, 2010, Walt Foreman said…
Fascinating. I had heard that the lake has shad - usually that translates to smaller bluegill but obviously not always. Are there a lot of predators in the lake? I know there are huge largemouth.
At 5:03pm on November 2, 2009, Jim Gronaw said…
Another great fish, Jim! Congrats!

Clearly, the light bite is characteristic much of the time for trophy gills. We've had it up my way ( Maryland), we had it at Richmond Mills and you have it at Perris. And, although these big fish will occassionally take a bigger bait or lure, they clearly prefer smaller stuff almost all the time.

Are you tipping your jigs with live bait or Gulp?

Again, congrats on a great fish, and from a public waterway!
At 5:36pm on October 12, 2009, Jim Gronaw said…
Hello Jim... I have been keeping track of your successes at Perris and find it both facinating an envious! You truely have the knack for trophy bluegills!

Jim, Bruce Condello and I are currently doing a piece for the In Fisherman about the realistic chances of catching a true 'two-pound' bluegill this day and age. I have observed that you have a 2-12 and a 2-8 to your credit...giant, monster fish, and congrats! In the article, I will be highlighting places, nationwide, that offer a realistic chance at such a fish. I will be mentioning several Virginia lakes, Savannah River oxbows, some prime Nebraska waters and some southern Cal lakes, to include Lower Otay and Perris.

Jim, without giving away any of your secrets, would you be willing to comment on the current state of the bluegill fisheries at Perris? Any useful info that you would care to share would be helpful in our text, as we have noticed your deep water/feather jig tactics for giants. I sense that you specialize in both tactics and tackle.

We will be asking other bigbluegill members for their imput on their favorite lakes as well. We just feel that you have a pretty good handle on southern Cal giants. If you do not want to divulge such info, then we would understand.

Thanks for taking the time to consider this. Jim
At 9:06am on October 12, 2009, Dale Fortin said…
thanks
At 8:47am on October 12, 2009, Dale Fortin said…
what lure seems to work best and about what temp do you catch them at?
At 12:33am on December 10, 2008, Chris Schock said…
Jim, I had a great time fishing with you and Sonny. Can't wait to go out again thanks
At 6:43pm on November 6, 2008, Michael J. Searl said…
Welcome to Big Bluegill from another new member. 2lb 12oz-- As my grandson would say, "Awsome " ole Mike
At 6:19pm on November 6, 2008, Bruce Condello said…
JIM, A major fishing magazine is probably going to be doing a "blurb" on Big Bluegill here in the next few months, so it would be incredibly awesome if your pictures were up soon!!! I'll be like a little kid waiting for Christmas Day.
At 4:48pm on November 6, 2008, Bruce Condello said…
JIM SIMKINS, welcome to Big Bluegill!

Thanks for joining. We'd love to see some pictures of your big fish, or least a description of how you caught it! :-)

Have fun on the site.

Bruce
 
 
 

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