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Mike Cross
  • Big Sandy, TX
  • United States

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What type of animal is a bluegill?
Pond is a one acre.approx16ft. deep, oval,dam on east side, rock, pea gravel and course sand beds fron 2ft. to 5ft. water depth on west side running nort to south, two small coves(deep), several ledges, 80% steep drop side with severl ledges, one large Hardwood on west side, etc.
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!

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At 10:38am on October 3, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Mike. I put this group together in hopes of understanding our electronics better. Our units today are so high tech. They are so under utilized because we don't exactly don't what they can do . Hoping we can learn and get the best performance out of our units. Number 1 is getting comfortable with the unit that means time on the water with it. WELCOME MIKE.....

At 6:04pm on October 7, 2012, dick tabbert said…

I would be honored Mike to be on your friends list and please feel free to contact me anytime. I may not have all your answers but I will answers your questions if possible. We both have common interest we may or may not be the same in the way we pursue it but the bottom line is we both love to fish although our methods may differ and that is one reason I and you will enjoy the site, we can learn off of each others different ways and increase our knowledge base. . GOOD FISHIN..

At 7:54pm on October 6, 2012, Mike Cross said…

Hi all, I sent Vince an e-mail reply and hope he shares it with all of you. I've been a bream catcher all my life, as best I can remember with some trips into the LMB world (Love jig and pig) as well as some slab crappie for a few years( love double jigs and catching two 17 inch on 4# ultralight!!!!)

  Anyway back to bream,several years ago I went to Lake Fork(TX priemer bass lake) to catch bream and boy did I. I along with my youngest son went ready with Crickets, Beetle spins, and a few worms. 174 fish later went went home exhausted. 348 bream belly flaps and filets later we did eat well!! ALL off one row of beds on a point area!!

  Needless to say I did not make that mistake again, 50 is plenty, I hope you agree.

  I have a lot of good memories and great memories with my two boys I will never forget. Now with grandchildren and the church kids I feel more is yet to come.


  I want all of you to know I am always open to any suggestions because, as I am sure you have done, the more you read the more you know, but the more unsure one can get, until the school of hard knocks comes along. Then after the fact reality sets in and what one should have done. 

  Some of the stuff I read is just too far over my head to really comprehend. So if you have a real, DO NOT DO THIS on your list I would love to hear it.


  Thanks for time to welcome me and I hope we all meet someday here or in the big pond in the sky.

At 8:53am on October 6, 2012, Vince Fusco said…

Hey Mike, and welcome to BBG. It sounds as though you put a lot of thought in designing your pond, and with proper feeding you should grow some big gills. I would love to be able to design my own pond one day. It is always good seeing new members from all over the country, and hearing their techniques for catching big gills. Keep us posted on your ponds progress. Again, welcome to Big Blue Gill, Mike. 

At 4:39am on October 6, 2012, Rick King said…

"Welcome Mike to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you. I always wanted to be able to step out my back door and fish. Good Luck with the pond and keep us posted.

At 10:48pm on October 5, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Mike 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 PHOTOES 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 Blue Gill 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 braggin 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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