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Memorial Day Weekend Fishing is just around the corner
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey D. Abney Apr 14, 2023.

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

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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

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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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"above normal temps coming in for us"
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SQUIRREL TAIL JIGS2023

"about 2" on the local ponds... reservoirs ice on the edges that come and go"
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John Sheehan commented on Slip Sinker's blog post My BFS Journey so far
"Great read Slip! I have an old Sensilite 5'5" rod I have long used with 2-4#test for small stream Trout and bank Fishing for panfish from shore and it has served me well. "
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SQUIRREL TAIL JIGS2023

"nicely done! my smallies love em in reservoirs here"
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My BFS Journey so far

 My BFS Journey so far...Over the past few years, I've developed a deep passion for trophy panfish angling. Initially, it was a challenge to transition from using baitcasting setups for bass to focusing on catching trophy pan fishing. Ultra-light to micro-light spinning setups were now the norm. The smaller the bait I used, the more trophy master angler fish I was able to tag. It soon became clear that using smaller baits was the key to success in my pursuit of trophies.…So, I decided to shelve the baitcasting setups altogether and instead put together microlight spinning rigs. These rigs allowed me to cast tiny jigs and slip float systems over long distances. And let me tell you, the effort paid off! The trophies started pouring in. It turns out that lighter and smaller setups were the way to go. Not only did I catch more panfish trophies, but I also started reeling in larger gamefish like largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as channel cats.…As I continued to explore different…See More
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"“Simple”still catches a lot of panfish Slip…..this is a bait I would throw under a float and immediately be productive……North Carolina panfish can attest to liking this……."
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Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Memorial Day Weekend Fishing is just around the corner
"Thanks Slip …I just enjoy sharing ideas and learning new things that may catch fish where I live….it’s been a good find…"
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The one I wanted...Almost!

"Jim and crappie just go together"
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Posted on December 1, 2023 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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... 

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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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