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Playing the 2lb. card

Every so often I have a fishing trip that will remain in my memory for a long, long time. I can't say forever, as I haven't reached that stage in my life yet. I can remember unbelievable catch rate trips, first fish trips, and of course everyone remembers big fish trips. Today's trip doesn't fall into any of those trip types. In all actuality, the fishing was below average. The company however was top shelf material.

I was to meet an indivual I knew only through the www.…

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Posted on March 8, 2010 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

We got fed up!!

There are so many trips that I run into an individual who looks down their nose and says, "Yeah, I like fishing for bluegill too when nothing else is biting."

Today, I was just waiting for that person to come along. I needed their help - badly. I needed someone, who believes that bluegill are so easy to catch, that pretty much anything will do.

It didn't.

It doesn't.

I spent so much time simply trying to figure out what I needed to do and how I needed to…

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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

An Afternoon of Firsts

Location: Susquehanna River/Saginaw area

Time: 11:30am - 3:50pm

Water Temp: N/A

Air Temp: 34-39

River Stage: 4.23-4.22

Bait: 1/64oz. jig heads tipped w/maggots

1/64oz. jig heads w/ Maki Maki

1/64oz. jig head w/ Maki Stoni

1/64oz. jig head w/ Maki Draggi

Presentation(s): Cast and retrieve

vertical float/drift…

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Posted on February 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Pluggin' away

This week's challenge is in the title.



Goals: - handle 10 bluegill.



Limitations: (Self inflicted)

- fish with only micro plugs





The list is extremely short in detail this week. What it lacks in entry, it makes up for with difficulty. I'm leaving the jigs, plastics, and enhancements at home. I'm going armed with simple different sizes, styles, and weights of small crankbaits (plugs).

There's a few reasons for…
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Posted on February 26, 2010 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

Team Zig unleashed

From my last entry, the area went through a high water period (a few days over flood stage). I did attempt a trip, as I figured I needed to fish in all conditions if I wanted to gain a true understanding of the waterway.

It was a bust.

Then we had snow...............record snowfall that kept us away from any fishing. When we did see a window, we took it. Following is how the few hours played out:

I really don't know what to report from the trip Z and I took to…

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Posted on February 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:47am on May 8, 2010, JWinpisinger said…
Zig- I saw the video you produced "several hours of panfishing" a nice and interesting piece of work. I liked the way that the pages turned. The other video was good too, it's alays good to see kids getting a chance to fish & spend time with folks away from the influence of TV & video games. A good job all around.
At 5:08pm on March 5, 2010, Greg McWilliams said…
Zig, You are a fine writer, enjoying your reports. Keep that young one fishing. and learn to identify your RBS. LOL. Thanks for the blogs I am enjoying them!!!!!
At 7:21pm on May 1, 2009, Shawn Hayes said…
Zig,

Are you working on your site. I cannot get past the home page.-Shawn
At 11:30am on February 10, 2009, Bruce Condello said…
Your home page is lookin' good!
At 7:58am on February 10, 2009, Bad Bad Man said…
thanks for the invite...hope to have some good reports to share. And remember the keys are always in the ignition.
At 7:41pm on January 27, 2009, Ron Peterman said…
I actualy live in Lutherville MD but my pond is in Boiling Springs Make it up to my property about every other week

Thanks for the reply
At 12:12pm on January 26, 2009, John Sheehan said…
Strange indeed!I've caught carp scales the size of dimes casting for trout,but I'll let you know when I catch a one eyed fish on a perch eye!
At 8:58am on January 26, 2009, John Sheehan said…
Great Photos Zig,Thanks...The ol' fish eye trick huh!Works for me. Never caught a bluegill on a perch eye tipped spoon or jig...just perch and crappie
At 5:23pm on January 22, 2009, Pat Moseley said…
Wild Cherry Bluegill photos posted today... other photos of one of my Dad and my fishing excursions.
At 2:18pm on January 22, 2009, Pete Lindey said…
Zig, thanks for the welcom. Welcome back. Where do you live in Pa. I am about 1 hour north of Pittsburgh not to far off of I 79.
 
 
 

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