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John M. Grimes replied to Smoltz's discussion Full moon and the spawn?
"  I know I'm late to this discussion, but we fished yesterday 8/6/2020, 3 days after the full moon. I cleaned a few of the fish and found eggs in 2 of them. Are these late spawners or do female Bluegill spawn more than 1 time a year?"
Aug 7, 2020
John M. Grimes commented on John Sheehan's photo
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Orrins favorite Spinning Lure for Gills

"Thanks John for the info on Keitech swimbait and how you fish them. I'll have to do some shopping before I go out again.  Thanks"
Jul 15, 2020
John M. Grimes commented on John Sheehan's photo
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Orrins favorite Spinning Lure for Gills

"Thank's John, looks like a nice gill he caught with that lure, I'll see what I can find. I am looking for a search lure for BG.  Thanks"
Jul 14, 2020
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Orrins favorite Spinning Lure for Gills

"What is the lure Orrin is using in the photo? I'm always looking for something new to try Thanks"
Jul 13, 2020
Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"N/P.  I just went and looked at them today.  The one to get is the only hammer drill offered, it's $159.99 with a 4ah battery and charger."
Dec 23, 2019
John M. Grimes replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Thanks Allen. I'd like to drill more holes than I do with a hand auger, but still don't think I would be drilling that many. I may look at the Ryobi."
Dec 23, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"It seems like most folks use either the m18 Fuel or the DeWalt.  But, drill/battery/charger for each of those is going to run you $300.  Some folks are using the Rigid Octane with good results, but that is one of those that has the thermal…"
Dec 21, 2019
John M. Grimes replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Thanks Allen, I wondered why I have seen hammer drills recommended, I guess for the torque and maybe amp hours. It seems like Milwaukee drills are popular for this."
Dec 20, 2019
Allen Morgan replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"You want a hammer drill with a 1/2" chuck, a battery with as many amp/hours as you can afford, and as mentioned, at least 750 in/lbs of torque.  Don't use the hammer setting, leave on Drill, setting #1.  I have a buddy that uses…"
Dec 19, 2019
John M. Grimes replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Thanks Dave for your reply. I,ll have to pay attention to torque and amp hours of any drill I buy.  I would like to drill more holes and move more than I do drilling by hand. Thanks"
Dec 18, 2019
dave schuyler replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"I have a Milw fuel 18 and use both a 5" and 6", both are lasers from hand drills. I use a 5 ah lithium battery and have yet to run out of juice, most often after all day of drilling I still have 2 bars of power left .  Two things to…"
Dec 18, 2019
John Foro left a comment for John M. Grimes
"Just an added point....if you don't mind spending a little more...k-drill makes a really light anger...it has of course steel blade head but some sort of fiber flights (?) I think strikemaster makes one too. John"
Dec 18, 2019
John M. Grimes replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Thanks John, the lazer auger is one I'm considering. I've been looking at drills, it looks like amp hours is important. Good luck and stay safe on the ice."
Dec 17, 2019
John M. Grimes left a comment for John Foro
"Thanks for your input on drill/ice auger, I'm 72 and don't like to drill a lot of holes with a hand auger. I have read a lot of positive reviews on the lazer auger. Thanks and good luck on the ice"
Dec 17, 2019
John Foro replied to John M. Grimes's discussion Cordless drill/ice auger in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Hi...I've been using a 6" laser auger with a clam plate and a Milwaukee fuel 18 for few years now....the laser was one I've had for years and with the plate/drill.....what a difference, with the 4.5 ahr battery I can drill as many…"
Dec 17, 2019
John M. Grimes added a discussion to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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Cordless drill/ice auger

     I have been using a 7 inch Eskiimo hand auger for years. I have been thinking about going to a drill/ice auger combo. Probably a 5 or 6 inch auger to be able to drill more holes. I was wondering what others are using that they like?See More
Dec 17, 2019

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At 7:20am on December 18, 2019, John Foro said…

Just an added point....if you don't mind spending a little more...k-drill makes a really light anger...it has of course steel blade head but some sort of fiber flights (?) I think strikemaster makes one too.

John

At 8:20pm on September 21, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome John to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 

 
 
 

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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Thanks Dick! Bruce-Glad to hear you're getting out there!"
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"Nice Dick !I have about 6 sizes of BP Spoonplugs I've never used .Got them back in the…"
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Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Nice fish, John. All I've been catching this year is pickerel and just a few bass. To be fair…"
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dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Funny you should mention it. I took the Buck Perry seminar years ago. Didn't leave empty…"
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dick tabbert commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"WTG John."
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