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Heat of the Summer Shallow Fishing For Crappie and Blue Gill
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Heat of the Summer Shallow Fishing For Crappie and Blue GillI grew up reading all the fishing literature I could get my hands on… when summer time water temps get to the peak. I was schooled hit the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Aug 2, 2019.

Smell your way to Bedding Blue Gills
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Smell your way to Bedding Blue Gills I grew up summers living on the lake…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tracy willis Apr 20, 2019.

SLIP’S 2019 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
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2019 is finally here and another great year behind us for the books……Continue

Tags: #longcastLCD, #slipfloatflywaxie, #longcastmicrojig

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker May 13, 2019.

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Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging

Micro-Jigging for panfish i believe is the hottest and most productive method for panfish in the sport! yet is not even discussed!!! let your secrets out on how you use this technique to tag the big ones as well as to fill the cooler.See More
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"Great Gill Slip, amen on the dog days……"
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Dog Days of Summer Lunkers

Definition of dog days1: the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphereThis is the time of year I utilize two different strategies for the trophies and lunkers……
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion GLISS in the group LINE WARS
"looks good as the day i put it on."
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John Sheehan commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
"I like to use a black Marker when using braid and color a 3 foot length.Not sure if I'll always do this as some conditions probably call for a flouro leader .I do have trouble bait casting braid at times but dont usually have problems with mono…"
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Lazy Day at the Docks

"WAY TO GO SLIP SINKER................."
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Lazy Day at the Docks

"I have missed these pictures for quite some time, hope this finds you well Slip!"
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Lazy Day at the Docks

"Good to see you back on here. I miss reading what you add to this site."
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Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging

Micro-Jigging for panfish i believe is the hottest and most productive method for panfish in the sport! yet is not even discussed!!! let your secrets out on how you use this technique to tag the big ones as well as to fill the cooler.See More
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john commented on Slip Sinker's group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"i use suffix high vis in the 4 lb range. look around on amazon for the best deal. be carful because suffix makes it in mono also. i use it on all my rods but where i fish its usually 20ft or less."
Feb 5
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Slip Sinker's group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"I need some braided line for two new tip ups and a small jigging reel. The tip ups will handle bass, pickerel, pike, musky, etc., you knew know. I jigging reel will handle the same. I'm not sure what to buy. Do they sell braided line for small…"
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"beast mode crappie! congrats"
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New Custom Road King Trailer

"sweet looking rig Jeff"
Nov 30, 2020
Stanley Mindiola replied to Slip Sinker's discussion 20141105--Slip/Float/Quick-Strike Setup for sensitive biters in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"How would a stand out hook work?"
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PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill

So you had a great day on the water… you caught many gills or sunfish and you had a specific rigging and a presentation you made to nail em. You are one proud angler! Share that information with us. Describe the conditions the rod, reel and line and how you presented the bait to them. Start a discussion and post pictures of the event. We are interested and that’s why we are here. No rigging is to simple or complex. Some days simpler is better. We are all varied in our skills as bluegill fisherman from the novice to the masters. Even if it’s just sharing your favorite rod, reel and line combination… anglers ask for this information all the time! We could all learn something new.See More
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The thing about fishing and spending time out on the water fishing is that sooner or later an event or events happens within your fishing history that become memorable. Stories that are repeated at the dinner table, campfires or on fishing trip with your buddies. Memories that stand out with you and deserve to be repeated. Share with your friends here at BBG. Start a separate discussion with your fish tale and let it rip!With over 6000 members and everyone having at least a story or two should become very interesting.See More
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"Hey Slip.....Thinking about you, your family and friends during the terrible flooding and breached dams......hope you guys are safe and things get better soon! R/Jeff"
May 20, 2020

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Cracking the code on Pratt Lake

20170717- I’m considering adding another local lake to my hit list. On two separate trips the past couple days I’ve done some reconnaissance and contour mapping. 10 year history and Back ground check reveals a thin history of trophy B.Gills with one breaking the eleven inch mark… certainly raised my eyebrow a…

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Posted on July 18, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

2014 TROPHY BLUEGILL QUEST

My Master Angler quest for a 10 inch plus northern strain gill in Michigan continues in 2014... 

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 86 Comments

Five Lakes Bluegill Trophy Hunt- 2013

After doing a little research on lakes within a twenty mile radius of my location, on the DNR Master Angler website and a call to the local DNR office I was motivated and directed to focus for the Master Angler Bluegill from this lake. My experiences previously on this lake are considerable boat traffic from pleasure as well as a lot of…

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 17 Comments

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At 6:28am on May 20, 2020, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Hey Slip.....Thinking about you, your family and friends during the terrible flooding and breached dams......hope you guys are safe and things get better soon!

R/Jeff

At 7:10am on July 31, 2018, Marvin Morgan said…

Ken,  Thanks to you, I enjoy my bluegill fishing so much more now, and have joined your thining of "Micrfo" when it comes to gills.  I look forward to "learning" more from you and others when this micro topic really gets going.  Thanks for all the helpl/info you have shared with me and all ;your great informative posts on this site.

At 5:02am on April 23, 2018, June bug said…

Nice job ken, finally getting some decent weather

At 5:37am on May 13, 2017, June bug said…

NICE JOB ON THE FISH SLIP, THEY MOVING INTO THE CANALS NOW?

At 12:18pm on June 16, 2016, June bug said…

Yeah, thanks they are michigan fish caught ice fishing. My hubby Ice fishes 3-5 times a week and knows a lot of good spots after 30+ years. 

At 2:03pm on February 23, 2016, richard said…

Hey Slip, I just checked your response from last yr sorry..We caughrt 300 plus gills last summer.Hit the ice once this yr got skunked..Last yr hit Mullett Lk 8 nice 14" jumbo perch..Will try Otsego for early evening

Walleye..Nice pics on your album..Yrs ago i invivited an Arab from Palistine so we fished Kent Lake and limited out on crappie and Blue Gills..He prepared them we gutted them left the scales on and baked them with a glass of ozzie..

At 9:42pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

I know that you do you like helping people out to.

At 7:56pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Hope you don't mind I had a gentleman Marvin Morgan contact me about his Lowrance chirp finder. He like most other are confused trying to read the manual and understand it. I gave him your name since your the best versed on the subject I don't think you'll mind but if you do I apologize..

At 1:00pm on February 11, 2016, Allen Morgan said…

Yeah, I had heard that was this weekend :)

I just got my Federal today.  Hopefully, this weekend, I will wet a line.  Not sure where, or for what, but hopefully.....

At 8:46am on February 6, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Slip-I use a  bead between the bottom of my slip floats to cushion the blow it receives  from banging against the split shot when hook setting and/or  popping the float . Those plastic float stems don't split since I've done that .

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"I will see some mice gills in numbers for another month and they will disappear for the…"
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