A Few Early Coppernose…..Bleeding Tail
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Posted on June 22, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments
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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!
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
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.
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