Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Rob Hilton
  • North Palm Springs, CA
  • United States
Share

Rob Hilton's Friends

  • DAVID L EITUTIS
  • Jeff Soto
  • jason grimm
  • Johnny wilkins
  • Chris Salmon
  • JBplusThuy
  • Bill "Musky" Modica

Rob Hilton's Groups

Gifts Received

Gift

Rob Hilton has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Rob Hilton's Page

Latest Activity

Bob Gaines left a comment for Rob Hilton
"Hi Rob:The article I wrote on fly fishing Lake Perris is in Southwest Fly Fishing magazineJan/Feb 2015To buy it online, go to www.matchthehatch.com and click on Southwest, then shop, then back issues"
Jul 27, 2018
Rob Hilton commented on Bob Gaines's photo
Thumbnail

Lake Perris, CA June 25, 2018

"Thanks Bob... I would appreciate that link very much... Rob"
Jul 27, 2018
Bob Gaines left a comment for Rob Hilton
"Hi Rob,I use an intermediate (not sink tip) line. The whole line sinks at a constant rate, so the line stays pretty straight. If you add a bit of weight to the fly (I wrap some lead wire to the hook when I'm tying it) you can get the fly to…"
Jul 21, 2018
Rob Hilton commented on Bob Gaines's photo
Thumbnail

Lake Perris, CA June 25, 2018

"Hi Bill...  Thank you for your reply. Do you use a tapered leader or just a short piece of mono/Fluro? I have had  issues in the past with hinging and detecting bites, whnb using an intermediate sink tip. Do you have a favourite…"
Jul 2, 2018
Bob Gaines left a comment for Rob Hilton
"Hi Rob, I'm using a slow sinking intermediate line (that sinks about 1.5 inches per second) in the east end (from lot 11/12). Before the lake rose I memorized the underwtaer topography and shrubbery, so I know where I can let the fly sink down…"
Jun 29, 2018
Rob Hilton left a comment for Bob Gaines
"Hi Mr. Gaines... My name is Rob... I fish Perris every chance I get... but haven't tubed it in a while since Bernasconni has been closed until very recently. I've admired your catches at Lake Perris, you obviously have applied due…"
Jun 28, 2018
Rob Hilton joined DAVID L EITUTIS's group
Thumbnail

"'OLD FARTS A FISHING" DAVE & DICK

JUST A BUNCH OF LIKE MINDED FOLKS WHO TAKE IT EASY NOW OUTTA NECESSITY AND SO FORTHSee More
Jun 28, 2018
Rob Hilton commented on LONGPOLE's group CANE POLE CRAZY
"Hi Folks... How strong are these 16 foot cane poles, they seem awfully flimsy. Is it necessary to wrap the line around the pole from butt to tip. I have seen some videos where guys just run the line through the tip and use their left hand (if they…"
Feb 6, 2018
Rob Hilton joined LONGPOLE's group
Thumbnail

CANE POLE CRAZY

For people who like fishing the long poles. New, old or whatever, if its long and doesn't have a reel, this is the place to chat.
Feb 6, 2018

Profile Information

What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
California

Rob Hilton's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

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

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

At 11:52pm on July 27, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob:
The article I wrote on fly fishing Lake Perris is in Southwest Fly Fishing magazine
Jan/Feb 2015
To buy it online, go to www.matchthehatch.com and click on Southwest, then shop, then back issues

At 9:46pm on July 21, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob,
I use an intermediate (not sink tip) line. The whole line sinks at a constant rate, so the line stays pretty straight. If you add a bit of weight to the fly (I wrap some lead wire to the hook when I'm tying it) you can get the fly to sink pretty deep.
My favorite intermediate line is the Cortland Clear Camo. It's a clear intermediate line that sinks at about 1.5 inches per second.
For Lake Perris I use a tapered fluorocarbon leader, chop a litle off the end, then tie on about 4 to 5 feet of fluorocarbon tippet. With all the submerged vegetation I usually don't go below 8 pound tippet. My leader is usually about 12 feet long. Lately I've been fishing with a 6 weight rod.
I wrote an article a few years back for Southwest Fly Fishing magazine with tips and techniques for fly fishing Lake Perris. If you're interested I can send you a link.
Regards,
Bob Gaines

At 12:24am on June 29, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob, I'm using a slow sinking intermediate line (that sinks about 1.5 inches per second) in the east end (from lot 11/12). Before the lake rose I memorized the underwtaer topography and shrubbery, so I know where I can let the fly sink down without getting snags.

But with the water continually rising, I'm starting to lose some of my reference points!

When fishing baitfish patterns for Bass I use a fly with a weed gaurd.

At 1:03pm on February 27, 2015, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Rod to fishing electronics.

For the person who wants just that little bit more out of there electronics or just has questions. A group of fisherman who know there electronics and those that want to learn. 

At 9:23am on June 15, 2011, Bill "Musky" Modica said…

What weight is the needlefish spoon you are using?

Here is a link for spoons....size #2, #3, and #4 are winners. Bluegill Spoons

 The Eagle Claw L210 is available here. Spoon Hooks

 

At 3:31pm on June 13, 2011, Bill "Musky" Modica said…
Rob, my hook of choice is the Eagle Claw L210 in size #6.....make sure it's installed with the hook point riding up toward the flat or concaved side of spoon.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Rainbow Trout

"Very nice John........it has been difficult to fish past 10:00 a.m.this month around the…"
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Shallow Cover Shot.......

"Hey John thanks.......in this region there is scarce water over ten feet deep for…"
9 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Shallow Cover Shot.......

"Thanks Bruce......initially I was casting but couldn't get the bait to the sweet spot…"
10 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
10 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

We've Been Eating Right in Carolina........

"Thanks LOFR.......it is always a favorite treat.........."
10 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Shallow Cover Shot.......

"Is there relatively deep water nearby Jeff? The best downed tree I was successful on that held lots…"
10 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Shallow Cover Shot.......

"Great instructional photo. Thanks for posting, Jeff."
21 hours ago
Lord of the Fly , Rods commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

We've Been Eating Right in Carolina........

A big platter of crispy bluegill filets dusted in yellow corn meal and fried in peanut oil.........
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Shallow Cover Shot.......

"Fish as tight to this tree and root as possible for best results.......the fish attach on the down…"
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"What are you up to?"
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Took advantage of a falling wind tide on the coastal marsh......70 tidal crappie and 24 largemouth on shallow cover....surface temps at 86"
Sunday
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2019 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
Sunday
Jeff Soto commented on LedHed's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_2057

"Yes it was!  These big fish never seem to be that big in the photos, but in person they are…"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of the many Gills

"Don't see them the way I use to sad to say on the waters i frequent .Really should target them…"
Friday
Slip Sinker commented on LedHed's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_2057

"… i'll bet that fish is hiding a wide grin on your face Jeff"
Friday
Slip Sinker commented on Adam Rink's photo
Thumbnail

8.375'' Pumpkinseed (6-8-19)

"… CNR works!!.. awesome lunker seed"
Friday
Slip Sinker commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

One of the many Gills

"… good to see ya on those gills John"
Friday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service