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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.

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.

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

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

(3) Days of the March 2019 (Worm) Full Moon... Who's Fishing? Results?
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180514-Fish on the Fly was the plan. the day’s game plan was to find shallow running panfish in the canals and cuts on one of my favorite reservoirs and tag them with a fly… I also brought along several UL set-ups including a…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180514-Fish on the Fly was the plan. the day’s game plan was to find shallow running panfish in the canals and cuts on one of my favorite reservoirs and tag them with a fly… I also brought along several UL set-ups including a…"
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Damon Toney replied to Slip Sinker's discussion "Simple Spider" Tipping Fly in the group BBG DATABASE OF TIED FLYS AND JIGS
"Well, my Simpler Spiders are just deer hair."
Nov 14
Mark Sleeper replied to Slip Sinker's discussion "Simple Spider" Tipping Fly in the group BBG DATABASE OF TIED FLYS AND JIGS
"nice what did you use for the hook and size and body and legs thanks Mark"
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BBG DATABASE OF TIED FLYS AND JIGS

BBG database of tied flys and jigs…if you are a creator or a user of a member created tied fly or jig post your creation, review or comments on the pattern here. Start a discussion for every tie mentioned. This is a great way of organizing all these great creations of ties in one location. Give tips on fishing and post pictures of your successes with the pattern.See More
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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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17” Smallmouth Bass (10-6-19)

"my sweetspot fish... nice fish!"
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14.5” Rainbow Trout (10-21-19)

"looks like the results of a great trip"
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14.75” Rainbow Trout (10-21-19)

"beautiful fish Adam ... congrats"
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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 Sheehan commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
"ATTENTION BASS FISHERMAN! What # test and Brand Braid are you having Success with fishing thick pads ?"
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Slip Sinker commented on Wade Jones's group Crappie Crew
"nicely done Greg!... John I find them all year round on the 6-0 to 9-0 flats during the summer i find them even shallower. Targeting with major interest in the b.gill I find the crappie mixed in with our numbers. IMO crappie are driven by minnows…"
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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 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 .

At 3:01pm on September 10, 2015, Joe Angelucci said…

Nice Grips but they are larger then most of my catches :).  Did you have any luck with tenkara this year. 

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"20180514-Fish on the Fly was the plan. the day’s game plan was to find shallow running…"
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Late Fall on The Albemarle........

"Slabs!! Have a great Holiday season, Jeffrey!"
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Late Fall on The Albemarle........

Northeast North Carolina is traditionally mild until Late January/February.........Suspended…
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Another Solid Flier Double.........12/2/2018

"It was very mild last year on 12/2 and the active fliers gave us a nice trip......looking forward…"
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Fliers Love The 1/32 Ounce Belly Spinner

"On the pink belly spinner....."
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Fanned Out Flier......

"Addictive fishing.....wanted to get back out today but high winds and blowing rain so I decided to…"
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Crappie Daily Double.....11/30/2019

"Hard to believe its December already.........I won't start my countdown til Spring until the…"
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Fliers Love The 1/32 Ounce Belly Spinner

"I'm surprised their range isn't larger, very cold water tolerant.....they bite good year…"
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Flasback to This Day in 2016.........

"Thanks Dick......Joe and I caught these guys trolling jigs through a drop off in the main river…"
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Flasback to This Day in 2016.........

"Thanks John....high winds and rain today kept me off the water today......got a chance to look back…"
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"Nice to see you're still around Tony."
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Flasback to This Day in 2016.........

"Nice pair to flashback on for sure."
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Fliers Love The 1/32 Ounce Belly Spinner

"Gonna have to visit South of me then ,thanks Jeffrey!"
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