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Salmo Chubby Darter
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Has anyone used the little Salmo Chubby Darter other than thru the ice?  Seems like it would be a great vertical jigging bait for spring, summer and fall.  Tip the front hooks with waxworks or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Feb 2, 2016.

Hi Vis fluorescent monofilament
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Being an active fisherman that prefers monofilament lines for my ultralight fishing, I really like using the highly visible fluorescent lines. I've used all the major brands in clear and green, but I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Hood Jul 11, 2015.

Clear soft bait article
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 Has anyone used clear or tranlucent baits?  In the new winter issue of In-Fisherman magazine, there's a great article about panfish feeding on tiny zooplankton.  Though this write up is geared…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Livingston Dec 6, 2013.

"Ice Line" used during summer?
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I have a question.  I am  currently using a monofilament line designated for winter ice fishing.  Here in Southern California, during the winter months, we do not get any ice on our lakes, or even…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Nov 4, 2013.

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Big California 'Gill

My buddy caught this giant while fishing for bass. I wish I could take credit for it, but it's back in the lake so maybe I'll catch it when it is even larger!
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Jeff Soto commented on LedHed's photo
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"This one sure does not look like the usual coppernose that we get there at LP.  Looks like a typical 'Northern' BG."
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Jeff Soto commented on LedHed's photo
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"Beautiful big boy!"
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Jeff Soto commented on LedHed's photo
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"Nice!  Double ear tab."
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Jeff Soto commented on LedHed's photo
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"Cormorant almost got him!"
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DAVID L EITUTIS commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Congrats to ya Jeff, GREAT PIC BY THE WAY ALSO........"
Mar 23
Adam Rink commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Great gill, Jeff. Way to kick off the spring."
Mar 23
Slip Sinker commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"...nice! looks like a Blue gill... but bigger..."
Mar 23
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Very nice Jeff.......cool picture!"
Mar 22
dick tabbert commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Nice copper there Jeff."
Mar 22
John Sheehan commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"LOL wow how different from my end of the pendulum ! Nice fish you got there go get em'!"
Mar 22
John Sheehan commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"LOL wow how different from my end of the pendulum ! Nice fish you got there got get em"
Mar 22
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Yeah John, it was 58-59 degrees, a little cold for our Southern California Bluegill to be active.  Fishing was slow, we only got a couple of fish.  But there was a cold front coming, plus a full moon.  Fishing should really pick up in…"
Mar 22
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Get a water temp? Took one here yesterday at an inflow pipe and it was 42 degrees. Hope its close to or above 50 by the time i take the boat out next Thursday for the 1st 2019 voyage."
Mar 22
John Sheehan commented on Jeff Soto's photo
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LP BG 3-21-19

"Excellent Jeff! Goin' nuts here! Dyin' to fish and try out the Hair Jigs i tied up ."
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"The wording of this photo is suppose to go with my other photo.. This was a beautiful first day of Spring, and a nice day to be out scouting the "new" lake after the water level has gone up so much."
Mar 22

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Fall Equinox

Today is the Fall Equinox.  For all of us in North America, if you want to find where in your yard (or anywhere for that matter), the true east and west are, simply look at where the sun rises for true east, and where it sets, for true west.  Pretty cool.  As far as the Bluegill fishing goes, It should be pretty good until the weather changes and the water starts to cool down.

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 4:06pm

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At 3:29am on July 22, 2016, Eddie Mathis said…

Glad to virtually meet you Jeff. I figured there were a few tubers here, just too good a way to go after gills. 

At 7:46am on December 8, 2012, chris kowaleski said…

Well thanks Jeff! I coulda sworn I've added you before. The thing i know best is getting just getting some sort of bait into the water, haha!

At 11:17am on February 20, 2012, chris said…

Jeff

I just checked out your picture slide show.

Fantastic view. You have some very nice areas to fish.

Sure wish I lived close to some lakes like them.

 

At 8:12pm on November 21, 2011, DUANE SCHULTZ said…

Hi Jeff, I am looking forward to getting to know you.

Tight lines, Duane

At 5:52pm on October 12, 2011, Leo Nguyen said…
Thanks for the welcome Jeff. Indeed this is a great website. Plenty of tricks to learn from the members. There are 4 flies that I want to try out which I saw earlier in the Group. I'm adding tons of notes into my PDA from all the info found at this site. We have got to meet one another at Perris one of these days. My "forced" vacation days are coming up. So, I'll sync the week up with you to hit the water together.
At 6:14am on October 4, 2011, arthur cole said…
My Bad . It is nice to be on a clean site to much !!!!! on the web.
At 6:01pm on October 2, 2011, arthur cole said…
Sorry you are right just sick about it .I love kids and would never hurt them. I have two and tell them the Rug is sorry. Keep a tight line Arty
At 1:15pm on July 24, 2011, noel sanchez said…

nice pictures jeff, yup love fishing them gills. yeah leadhead is a good friend hes teaching me alot about jig tying and some other secrets hes got up his sleave

 

 

 

 

At 3:09am on May 4, 2011, David, aka, "McScruff" said…


Thanks, Jeff. I thought my addy was in the thread, but here it is:

 

David Hutton

1101 Cornish St

Aiken, SC  29801

At 7:54pm on May 2, 2011, John Nguyen said…
Hey Jeff, thats a novel idea.  I was out at Perris Lake today and caught 4 bluegill on circle hooks and crickets.  All were hooked in the mouth.  All in 15-20 feet of water.  Thanks for the tip.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jeff Soto posted a photo

Big California 'Gill

My buddy caught this giant while fishing for bass. I wish I could take credit for it, but it's back…
9 hours ago
Slip Sinker commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Slip Sinker commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Hybrid Striper

"Very nice Dick how old is that fish"
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"I agree nice"
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"Great-looking arsenal"
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11'' Black Crappie (4-18-19)

"Nice crappie! you're in Ohio I'm in mid Michigan and it feels like winter here"
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12'' Black Crappie (4-18-19)

"Nice crappie Adam"
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Slip Sinker commented on Adam Rink's photo
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Slip Sinker commented on LedHed's photo
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"Spectacular fishes LH! If I commented on all of them I'd end up with carpal tunnel LOL"
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"This one sure does not look like the usual coppernose that we get there at LP.  Looks like a…"
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"Yes good shaped Fish .Thanks Adam!"
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18" Cupsaw Bass

"Thanks for noticing Adam .Greg and I are planning a Tuesday adventure to Waywayanda Lake where we…"
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12'' Black Crappie (4-18-19)

"Nice Crappie! Hittin a good sized bait too !"
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"Some fine Fish you are posting Adam! Good work!"
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