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John McKean
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Cylinder Bites
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John McKean Nov 18, 2018.

beads for bluegill
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Peterson Jun 23, 2014.

Quill fits the Gill
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny wilkins Mar 26, 2011.

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John McKean replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Hi Carl, Usually we freshwater fishermen have trouble locating the Fishbites products anywhere inland (tho this should change with their new "rind" product ,intro'd for our sweetwater jigs), so I order mine directly from their Florida…"
Nov 18, 2018
carl hendrix replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"YEA BUDDY;; I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PIX OF THESE TO !!  NOT TO MENTION;; WHERE DO YOU GET YOURS FROM ??"
Nov 17, 2018
Kelly Peterson replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Thanks, inverting is not a problem. Those are 1/64 and 1/32 ounce jigs and the waxie is 1/2” long and about 1/8” diameter."
Nov 17, 2018
John McKean replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Yep, just right rigging to create wobble. Tho I'd suggest inverting the grub on those bottom two, so the thick end is on top. This works best with 1/32 to 1/24 oz jigheads and no 8 or 10 hooks ;for heavier jigheads a bigger dianeter…"
Nov 17, 2018
Kelly Peterson replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Is this how one should rig the “grubs” ie Gulp Alive waxies we are using re the bottom two jigs?"
Nov 16, 2018
John McKean replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Vinnie, It was that toughness, as well as aroma (tho we humans can barely smell it), of Fishbites material, that really convinced me to cut cross sections (i really enjoy their Fightclub shrimp bodies, due to their roundness) of the swim lures they…"
Nov 16, 2018
Vince (Vinnie) Fusco replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"I have used Fishbites (shrimp flavor) for several years now to catch Whiting in the  gulf. They are very tough and stay on the hook real well. I can.t wait to try them on gills. "
Nov 16, 2018
John McKean replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
"Kelly, I haven't tried em thru the ice (yet) but often vertical jig with a can on the point/bend of the hook, and see very nice wobbling action downward. I've taken nice bluegills,bass, and crappie while doing this, and the fish really…"
Nov 15, 2018

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At 4:25pm on July 10, 2016, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Thanks for the friend request John........send me a personal message and we can talk about November for sure.......

At 6:41pm on July 16, 2009, brant smith said…
You have answered an age old question of mine. Why add coffee?
my late grandpapa did that and I kept it up out of tradition. Now
I have confirmation he wasnt looney. Thank you
Tight lines
At 10:20am on April 27, 2009, John Sheehan said…

At 6:30am on April 27, 2009, John Sheehan said…
Hey John -Your pink velour lure was doing the trick on Crappie yesterday! Thanks again!
At 9:58pm on January 31, 2009, Allen said…
Welcome to Big BG!!!
Great people and great tips.
Fish On!!
At 9:35am on January 30, 2009, Kiana Fitzpatrick said…
Welcome to a great site with great people that have great info!!!!
 
 
 

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