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Jig Fishing Under A Float.....Things to Consider and Other Recommendations
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Here's just a couple jigs I like to fish. Some micro and some regular sizes.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Mar 11.

What state would you choose to fish Bluegill if you could only pick one?
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We are fortunate to have members from all over this great nation...One of my favorite things about Bigbluegill.com is the instant connection…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Jul 9, 2023.

The Phenomenon of the color PINK in Brackish Waters for Sunfish......
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As an active member of Bigbluegill.com the last several years, I have learned a lot and shared many ideas that have proven successful for Sunfish in the waters I fish. Prior to becoming a member I had several secrets that remained in my pocket and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney May 7, 2018.

A Prosperous 2014 Panfish Season To Date
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 Not sure what all the contributing factors are but 2014 has been an amazing panfish season to date in Coastal North Carolina......Despite getting hit by a wave of tornadoes in late April and a brush by a CAT 2 hurricane on the 4th of July......this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Apr 5.

Memorable Fishing Trips.
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As excitement is generated with the upcoming Bluegill peak in many areas, I was just wandering if there were any members that would like to share a favorite fishing trip they take every year or used to go as a child that has created a lifetime…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dick tabbert Mar 8, 2012.

A Little About The Numbers in 2015.......75 Days on the Albemarle..........
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As most are aware I keep very detailed fishing logs mainly used to look back on for planning purposes.......It has been another rewarding season on the Albemarle which included another successful family vacation covering from May to late June this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Jul 20, 2019.

Tannic Water Bluegills and Their Distinct Dark Colors
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 I have often been amazed at the many adaptations that nature has made for the survival of individuals and species alike. One of these that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathanael Deloach Feb 10, 2015.

2012 NORTH CAROLINA COPPERNOSE CALENDAR
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JANUARYFEBRUARY…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sheehan Dec 19, 2013.

Swamp People
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 If anyone else enjoys this program the new season begins on February 9th..."Shoot im' Liz bith!"Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Feb 28, 2013.

Lepomis Miniatus- Red spotted Sunfish
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Had to Share Since I’ve Fished Toledo Bend Most of my Life……7/15/2024

The Sabine River was damned back in the 60s to create Toledo Bend reservoir which is a shared border between Louisiana and Texas…..the channel today is near 100 feet deep and these dinosaurs are throughout the lake….congrats to this angler on a new…
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"Pretty gills….when my parents lived on a lake I always found a few minutes to go fish from the bank or dock when we weren’t out on the water…..my daughter grew up casting a worm into the grass near our dock…..those were…"
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Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Nice report Bruce….I’ve only caught a few smallmouth in my lifetime….lived in Tennessee a few years back in the early 90s….fun fish to catch….glad you got out and enjoyed the fly rod….it must be hot…"
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"Home from holiday rest and relaxation on the OBX….did get in a quick trip on the morning of the 4th….man it’s hot everywhere…."
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"Looks like a quality trout….nice job on this one…."
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"Very nice bass on the crank bait……hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday John…..we just got home from extended stay on the Outer Banks….no fishing just great food and celebration…..our mid summer…"
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Bluegill in Trouble on a Local River……6/30/2024

"Yes Bruce….I was pondering going to their weigh in but the heat index was like 105 so I decided to check it out on social media…..this is a team league….they fish one river over next weekend so interested to see how it…"
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Bluegill in Trouble on a Local River……6/30/2024

On a river ten miles west of me….these guys caught a five fish limit of 31 pounds and a big fish of 9 pounds. The bluegill have to look over their shoulder and around every corner….monster bag of predators on a day with triple digit heat indecies.
Jun 30
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sweet pseed and very aggressive

"All things fishing are interesting to me…..I follow the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission very closely…..they have stocked Redbreast into four local rivers that I fish….so far I’ve caught good numbers of…"
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Only Bleeding Tail on a Gill Today….6/29/2024

"I’m very fortunate that North Carolina stocks them throughout the state and our population continues to grow and increase in overall size….current state record is just under five pounds….."
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Only Bleeding Tail on a Gill Today….6/29/2024

"Hey Bruce thanks for the question……the RedEar Sunfish..a.k.a. Shellcracker, lake runner, chiquapin……has a very limited North American range…….they have been introduced in many places with mixed…"
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Only Bleeding Tail on a Gill Today….6/29/2024

"Hey Jeffrey, is what you call a shell cracker as sunfish up North?"
Jun 30

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Looking forward to a great 2024 fishing year for all members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At 10:44am on April 28, 2022, james holloway said…

Been lurking for a long time and decided to join.  My wife and fish for bluegill all over West Tennessee.  Reelfoot being our favorite.

At 9:31pm on October 26, 2021, Jim Gronaw said…

Yes indeed it was great to catch up! Maybe in the spring we can get a few! Thanks again!

At 10:53am on October 25, 2021, Jim Gronaw said…

Hey Jeffrey...I sent you a message...I left my contacts there. If you get a chance please give me a call or shoot me an email! Thanks!

At 8:55am on February 2, 2017, Jack Sandlin said…

I live about 10 minutes from the NE Cape Fear and 20 minutes from Black River, however I fish the Trent and Neuse rivers more frequently when I'm not fishing the crappie tournaments.

At 4:35am on August 6, 2016, David Devine said…

Hi Jeffrey, I haven't. Been to rice lake since they started the new regulations 2010 my son married a local girl 25yrs ago so we all go. To one of the resorts for a week. We have been going to Bobs lake near by, less pressure and the gills willing. You should try it, you can actually get tired of catching bluegills.

At 6:41am on July 29, 2016, Frank M said…

I'm sending these today.

Frank

At 10:09am on June 17, 2016, June bug said…

awesome gill's, love the color

At 4:10am on January 1, 2016, Mark Sleeper said…

Thanks and wishing you the best

At 8:06pm on December 31, 2015, Mark Sleeper said…

wow nice pic and fish kudos

At 6:32am on February 19, 2015, Mo Fish said…

Hey Jeffrey, do those big gills bite all year in those dark water swamps? My wife and I will be relocating to the Charlotte area. I wonder if Norman and Wylie are good panfish lakes? I am sure they are. I want to take a ride out to your waters and maybe down to Santee Cooper also when we get there. Have you fished any of those lakes? I heard SC has some big bream.

Jeffrey D. Abney's Blog

Best Of October 2017....Tidal Crappie on The Albemarle

The month started on the Coastal Marsh with some solid fish on shallow cover.......

All of these ventures are on pole and line........I loved this technique as a kid and go back to it every year.......…

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Posted on October 29, 2017 at 5:15pm — 8 Comments

Bluegill Dreams: A cool Article About Childhood Dreams By James Prosek

 Ran across a cool short story by writer James Prosek and his childhood dreams about bluegill fishing.......It caught my eye when he said he found bigbluegill.com while browsing one night while working in the museum in Raleigh......

Go to gardenandgun.com/article/bluegill-dreams for a cool short story.

Jeffrey

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Sunfish 2016 by The Numbers.........Six Species Breakdown

Closed out 2016 yesterday with a total of 5,921 sunfish for 2016 with six total species caught on the Albemarle. Here is the breakdown by species during another great year.....

Coming in at Number Six for the year is the REDBREAST Sunfish:  Not as abundant on the Albemarle as other species but still doing well in several locations..........I release the ones I catch here hoping they will increase in numbers because they are very fun to catch.…

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Posted on January 1, 2017 at 10:01am — 16 Comments

Field and Stream Outdoor Store

Has anyone shopped at one of the Field and Stream Outdoor Stores?  How's their fishing department? Grand opening this weekend about an hour from me ...........Looks alot like Bass Pro...

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

 
 
 

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Had to Share Since I’ve Fished Toledo Bend Most of my Life……7/15/2024

The Sabine River was damned back in the 60s to create Toledo Bend reservoir which is a shared…
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John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Good luck with it , Bruce. Had a good session with Bluegills tonight, after dinner at my favorite…"
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Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Not really new, but never fished it for pumpkinseeds there. At one time there were plenty of rock…"
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John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"That's great!, is this a new spot for you or are you familiar with it from past outings?"
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Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I think I found a place on the river where I may be able to get a meal of  SMB and…"
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John Sheehan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Excellent Fish ,Bruce! Nice work!"
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Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
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Bruce Tomaselli replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"I can get the pictures to post for some reason."
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Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion These aren't gills, but great smallmouth
"Nice report Bruce….I’ve only caught a few smallmouth in my lifetime….lived in…"
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