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Spoon fed gills
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Made my first trip with spoons this weekend.It took me alittle while to find the right combination for the area I was fishing but after that I had a blast.Thanks Bill.I was unsure about how to fish…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Connell Jun 24, 2011.

Custom rods
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Do any of you folks make you're own custom rods for gill fishing?.I started doing this in the 70's and have found great pleasure in using my own hand crafted rods for techine specific fishing. I was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frances Singletary Jun 5, 2017.

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Frances Singletary replied to Steve Connell's discussion Custom rods
"I'm using a custom made rod for gill fishing and it is great. you can find some rod which will be appropriate for you to catch gill fish."
Jun 5, 2017
Steve Connell commented on Bill "Musky" Modica's group North American spoon chuckers
"Got gills today on 1/10th ounch pimple in 5-6 fow all bulls making nests. Sorry no camera but 6 of 19 were 9 or just under.Tipped a brass colored pimple with wax worms. Southern wi."
Jun 8, 2013
Steve Connell commented on Bill "Musky" Modica's group North American spoon chuckers
"Can't make that one. Are you doing the Walleyes unlimited in Milwaukee?"
Apr 8, 2013
Steve Connell commented on Bill "Musky" Modica's group North American spoon chuckers
"Next time you go and it's rockin try the shallowst rocks you can find.Temp doesn't seem to bother them if the surfs up.I get um all sumer when it's rough but if the wind dies so does you're bite."
Jul 9, 2012
Steve Connell commented on Bill "Musky" Modica's group North American spoon chuckers
"Vince, I was also using a 1/5 th oz. whice is why I lost paint in 3-4 fow.I tipped the pimple with a hunk of crawler which is standard fare for summer walleye on bago.I caught perch,sheephead, white bass ,crappie,and a catfih besides the walleye."
Jul 8, 2012
Steve Connell commented on Bill "Musky" Modica's group North American spoon chuckers
"Spent some time chucking spoons this past week and did ok.Caught 5 differnt species this past monday on Winnebago here in WI.6 fish were walleyes fom 16-20 inches. Pimple in orange crush was boss.got fish in 4 fow and 16 fow same spoon .just lost…"
Jul 7, 2012
Steve Connell commented on Bruce Condello's video
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In-Fisherman, Long time industry leader in fishing technology, featuring Bill Modica's spooning technique.

"Loved the Infisherman video. Thanks for the link.....Thanks for the new way of fishing .Brings more fun to the sport than the same old thing.Can't wait for open water again.But wait Genevas still open! Not."
Jan 17, 2012
Steve Connell commented on Keith Homan's blog post Fly Rod to Spinning rod conversion
"I have built quite a few of these type of rods starting out in the 70's.My main objective then was I was unable to find a manufactured rod with the action I wanted,so I had to build my own.That said you wont save any money making you're…"
Dec 31, 2011
Steve Connell replied to Bill "Musky" Modica's discussion Attn: Spoon Chuckers...Last chance for Bluefox spoons! in the group North American spoon chuckers
"I also recieved my shipment of spoons today,which gives me a total of way to many. Not my first choice for colors in clear water but I think if need be I can wire brush them and repaint.Cause I have to much jig paint also,but thats what hobbies are…"
Dec 21, 2011
Steve Connell replied to Bill "Musky" Modica's discussion Deep water spoon bite officially begins 8-6-11 in the group North American spoon chuckers
"Bob I fished you're lake most of this summer including the Conditions you mentioned. I found a silver cast master in 3/16 oz. to be a super star under those flat conditions.My wife and grand daughter caught fish but the castmaster put 2/3 of…"
Sep 1, 2011
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"great deal she gets to drive and you get to fish, every body wins"
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Jul 30, 2011
Steve Connell replied to Bill "Musky" Modica's discussion Targeting Deep summer time bluegill suspension with spoons. in the group North American spoon chuckers
"I have also found the crushed ice colors good.The orange and pink have been good for us,have'nt fished alot of others. Had Walleyes ,perch and sheep head (drum) on orange this morning .Fished winnebago our largest inland lake."
Jul 29, 2011

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At 8:23am on June 21, 2011, patrick j mclaughlin said…
yes that would be fine my address is Patrick J Mclaughln 601 Park St PO BOX 213 Beecher Illinios 60401
At 6:01am on June 21, 2011, patrick j mclaughlin said…
STEVE HELLO WHEN YOU GET A HANC N YOU SEND E A COPY OF THE MAY INFISHERMAN ARTICAL ON SPOON FED BLUGILLS I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT TALK TO YA SOON THANKS
 
 
 

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