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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 4.

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 David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 6, 2018.

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 Jul 6, 2016.

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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Greg's Popper Gill

"This is a beauty! Nice gill Team Sheehan!"
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17",2#11 oz.

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"Got a couple hours in late today ahead of approaching storms....some surface temps hit 90 today! Caught and released 38 gills on the cane.."
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"Decided to fish in the swamp this morning to beat the heat...wind tides have the water in the low 80s in Bagleys Swamp..70 gills on this day"
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"Love the turquoise mottling on this fish!"
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Greg and one of his Bluegills

"I like catching this size gills......I clean alot of fish between six and eight......"
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Flyrod Bluegills

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Orrins favorite Spinning Lure for Gills

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Big Kitties From The Coastal Marsh.......7/8/2020

"Thanks Mikey-D......we were concerned locally that we may get impacted by what's now Tropical Storm Fay but we are fortunate here in North Carolina that this storm has missed us for the most part with most of the heavy rains off shore....I hope…"
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One of The Bigguns'.....Very Clean

"Thanks Mikey-D......the biggest one caught on this trip was 30 but this one was 24 pounds........."
Jul 9

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I hope everyone has a great 2020 fishing year!

Looking forward to a great 2020 bluegill year for all Bigbluegill.com members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

At 4:30pm on February 5, 2015, Derrick Bustle said…

Will do.Hope for an early spring this year

At 4:13pm on February 5, 2015, Derrick Bustle said…

Hey Jeffery..I catch Blue gill from time to time but you know my realy passion. I just got back from a Florida Business trip a few days ago and I could watch the fish just swimming around. I didnt have the time to fish. To much to do in such little time.

At 9:41am on January 8, 2015, Robby Best said…

Thanks Jeffrey! this is the only site ive seen where people respond to you and share info

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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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Lake Perris, CA

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This coppernose measured just over 11 inches. Catch and release form my float tube.
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Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would…See More
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Last year (2009)was the first year slip floating for me and found it to be very effective.Would…See More
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How to properly rig slip/fixed thill floats

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"4" Easy Shiner Swim bait kicks Butt retrieved slowly near bottom in 20-15' .Working great…"
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