Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Jim Gronaw
  • Male
  • Westminster, MD
  • United States
Share

Jim Gronaw's Friends

  • Joe D'Angelo
  • Jarrod
  • Adam Bly
  • Mike Cooper
  • Jimmy Lawrence
  • Doug Martz
  • Gary Boysen
  • Jason Tallman
  • James W. Rank
  • Duane David
  • Mo Fish
  • K.D. Smalls
  • Andy is OptiMystic
  • Randall Runion
  • Steve Wilson

Jim Gronaw's Groups

Jim Gronaw's Discussions

In Fisherman article " A Case for Selective Bluegill Harvest"
13 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Merical Apr 19, 2016.

A Fish of Lifetime...Maybe Two
10 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Feasel Aug 10, 2015.

Tactics for Ice Out Panfish
11 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Gronaw Mar 28, 2015.

Gifts Received

Gift

Jim Gronaw has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Jim Gronaw's Page

Latest Activity

dick tabbert commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Decent Crappie on New Years Day

"Quality crappie Jim."
Jan 10
Vince (Vinnie) Fusco commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Decent Crappie on New Years Day

"Good one Jim! That's the way to kick off the new year."
Jan 9
Slip Sinker commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Jan 8
John Sheehan commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

11.5 gill

"Excellent Gills and Pseeds Jim !"
Jan 8
John Sheehan commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Big Golden Shiners in the Mix

"Small mouths on those guys .Fun to catch though!"
Jan 8
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Big Golden Shiners in the Mix

"These guys are funny....my grandson and I got into some larger ones last year once as they were feeding heavily on grass shrimp.....sometimes difficult to hook but fight pretty good.........."
Jan 8
Tim Overbaugh commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Monster Pumpkingill

"Love those Pumpkin varieties. Good catch'n Jim!  Tim"
Jan 8
Tim Overbaugh commented on Jim Gronaw's photo
Thumbnail

Big Golden Shiners in the Mix

"Wondering how much of a struggle they put up? Interesting bonus fish for sure."
Jan 8

Profile Information

What date is Independence Day?
July 4
What type of animal is a bluegill?
No
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
Maryland

Jim Gronaw's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Jim Gronaw's Blog

GREAT PANFISH OPTS IN NW PA

Just got back from my visit to northwestern Pennsylvania and fished with a group of crappie and bass fishing experts at the 2014 Pennsylvania Crappie Camp, organized and set up by PA outdoor writer Darl Black. Great time, great people and great fishing in this part of the state. Here's the short version...

We had 5 boats in the water from Monday thru Thursday, with writers and crappie tourney pros and local experts fishing Pymatuning, Shenango, Conneaut and then Ohio's Mosquito Lake.…

Continue

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Carroll County Times Article on Jeffrey Abney

As per request of BBG members, I will try to post the article from my files about our recent trip to the rivers of the Albermarle. This appeared in this Sundays issue of the Carroll County Times...one of the regional column I do on fishing in the Mid Atlantic region.

SLABBIN%20In%20the%20Swamps.doc

Here…

Continue

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:15am — 5 Comments

STATS ON PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE BLUEGILL FISHERIES

Ok y'all, this will be a quick hit opener on the stats I have on quality bluegill waters in my region, as I am still reviewing the numbers as this blog will progress. But for now, here are some interesting statistics I have accumilated over the past 12 years concerning bluegills in my regional, or 'home' waters.

Of the 112 lakes/ponds that I have fished over the past 12 years, the number of lakes that have produced 8 inch or better sized bluegill ( my personal minimum for 'quality'…

Continue

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 8:23pm — 5 Comments

BLUEGILL CAKES REVISITED!

Okay y'all...here we go! First, fillet about 15 quality sized gills ( 8-9.5 inches), skin them, and check thoroughly for bone removal. Put a pot of water on medium heat and add the fillets, bringing the pot eventually to a slow boil. As the pot heats up, occasionally stir the fillets, as they will break down and flake nicely.…

Continue

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 6:57pm — 10 Comments

EASY PINBONE REMOVAL FOR BLUEGILL FILLETS

Just a quick blog for those who want to remove the pinbones from their bluegill fillets. In the pic below, the fillet has been started and the top of the ribcage is exposed...

At this point simply lift the fillet by peeling it back with your thumb. With cold fillets ( fish that have been on ice) the pinbones…

Continue

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Comment Wall (276 comments)

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

At 10:42pm on August 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

TO ONE  OF THEGREATEST GUYS ON BBG------------  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM !!  REALLY WISH I HAD KNOWN SOONER;; WOOULD HAVE SENT YOU SOMETHING !

At 11:04am on August 23, 2017, John Sheehan said…

Yes, Happy Birthday Jim !

At 11:00am on August 23, 2017, Slip Sinker said…
Happy birthday Jim!
At 8:58am on February 11, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Hope you had a good time then Jim !

At 11:58am on February 10, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Hey Jim , you involved in this show at all?: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/

How far is Harrisburg from you ?

At 4:44am on January 20, 2016, Gary Boysen said…

Wow, thanks Jim. Great new spots to check out. I really appreciate the tips. Hope to see you along the way one of these days. Once school lets out in June I'm really looking forward to a road trip or two to investigate some of these honey holes.

At 6:23am on November 23, 2015, Steve Crowder said…
That is the original NuCanoe Jim. Really stable and comfortable. But slow and heavy. Guide Boat is light and fast.
At 10:36pm on June 2, 2015, Jacob Hill said…

Hey Jim I decided before my senior year of high school I'd make the really really difficult decision to not come on the site for a while. I had a lot of work to do between work and school and college applications that I just needed to focus on that stuff for a while. I still got out and fished a bit but I've really missed seeing your guys catches and most of all talking fishing with all of the extremely knowledgable people on the site. 

At 8:05pm on June 2, 2015, Jimmy Lawrence said…
Hey!. We can talk fishing anytime. I chase the gills non stop on my flyrod. I've got exceptional fishing around here. I love them and take pictures when I can.
At 6:30pm on April 13, 2015, DAVID L EITUTIS said…

OUTSTANDING JIM AND GLAD LINDA MADE IT THROUGH FINE BUDDY !!!!

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Throwback Thursday.......Daily Double 2016

Time flies when you're having fun........back in 2016
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Throwback Thursday....Grandson Cody a Few Years Back

He was getting hooked about this time and now he is making a good angler.........
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Throwback Thursday....Nice Gill On Morgan Mary Kay

This jig pattern has been doing the work the last three years on the Albemarle.......very well…
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Throwback Thursday....Nice Gill On Morgan Mary Kay

This jig pattern has been doing the work the last three years on the Albemarle.......very well…
1 hour ago
Allen Morgan commented on jim cosgrove's photo
Thumbnail

DSCI0742

"I probably could stand to do some Balanced Leaches.  Don't give me any more ideas,…"
1 hour ago
Allen Morgan commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Thumbnail

20190114."I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!"

"Just watched the video, Slip.  I have a few questions. 1)  How much ice do you…"
1 hour ago
dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's status
"I don't use mono I do use fluorocarbon but that's even better if I don't have…"
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Thumbnail

20190114."I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!"

"Enjoyed it Slip.......I now know that I'm not the only angler to get excited about a couple…"
1 hour ago
Slip Sinker commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Thumbnail

20190114."I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!"

"Lol... ok Marvin... I should have used black instead of the green for contrast against the ice ...…"
3 hours ago
Marvin Morgan commented on Slip Sinker's photo
Thumbnail

20190114."I NEED TO SET MY HOOKS INTO SOMETHING!!"

"Ken.  for my Old and Slow eyes, I sure would like to see the green comments that you posted…"
4 hours ago
Riverman replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I have some but never used them... curious if they spook the fish or not. Hey SLIP... …"
5 hours ago
jim cosgrove commented on jim cosgrove's photo
Thumbnail

DSCI0742

"Just wanted to revisit these as a lot of you guys are rolling your own these days.These fish well…"
5 hours ago
jim cosgrove commented on dick tabbert's status
"I tie directly,it is so thin i dont see it being an issue.You could color the last 10 feet with a…"
5 hours ago
tracy willis replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"thanks guys, i figured they would work well to keep a jig horizontal by vertical jigging. do they…"
6 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...they are a great aid for swapping out micro jigs... especially ice fishing. like…"
7 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...yep... the tool for the job"
7 hours ago
Badgerloader replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I use them regularly. I suggest using a thermostat to change jigs."
11 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Slip Sinker's photo
11 hours ago
John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"They are tiny and i find them hard to work with but use to use them for small ice fishing Jigs…"
13 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Slip Sinker's photo
13 hours ago

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service