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Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Mar 2.

fishing on the 4th
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Started this discussion. Last reply by jim cosgrove Jul 5, 2017.

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jim cosgrove replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"I only go barbless on flies for gills as i hate digging little bugs out of them.Those little mouths they almost never spit the hook.Barbless vs pinched work better because the made baebless has a much longer point."
Nov 29
jim cosgrove replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Slip/Float/Fly/Waxie Set-up in the group PATTERN-RIGGING-PRESENTATION for Bluegill
"How's the quality of the hooks Allan.I lost a monster carp on the fly when the hook broke.6lb tippet should have broke first.Some of the chinese hooks,i know even mustad is chinese made,were very brittle.Broke a couple in the vise too.These…"
Nov 29
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on a local lake near me...

"I know people who have done this.Ice fishing from a boat on unsafe ice."
Nov 29
John Sheehan replied to jim cosgrove's discussion smallies by bridges in the group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Great Smallies Slip!"
Nov 20
Slip Sinker replied to jim cosgrove's discussion smallies by bridges in the group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"During most of the season… I can come to this isolated spot and tag some nice fish including Small Mouth Bass. After a handful of casts around the perimeter of the bridge and rubble along the bank I tag a nice one under the bridge with a…"
Nov 20
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Abby's Best Bass!

"Awesome Grandkids are the best..Got my grandson o a couple weeks ago and his first fish was fat 8" bluegill.He got 8 on his first outing.I think i was happier than he was.Now all he talks about is catfish ,he saw them at the aquarium and really…"
Jul 10
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Personal Best Fly Rod Gill

"It really adds a new dimension to bluegill fishing.I dont recall you using a flyrod in past reports Jim.You sure do have some great places to fish."
Jul 10

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At 10:07am on May 10, 2015, Christopher said…

Thanks Jim, I will try that and let ya know how it goes. Thanks for commenting back.

At 12:24pm on February 8, 2015, Keith Ritter said…

Sorry Jim I wasn't paying attention when you messaged me. Thanks for the compliment and the info about Wilkins.

At 5:31pm on October 4, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Jim. I have semi modern electronics and I was stunned when I could see all the finder would do I just didn't know about. Hoping we can learn our machines find out exactly what they can do get out on the water and use all the function we have to there fullest potential.

At 6:38pm on March 9, 2014, Keith Ritter said…
Have some cob floats if you want a couple. I haven't fished with the gall floats yet, you could test one out. Send address and I'll get them in the mail.
At 3:13pm on December 6, 2013, Andy "Fillet em" Eitutis said…
Nice gill with the good looking bug!!!
At 5:09pm on November 29, 2013, Mark Sleeper said…

Hi Jim nice flies, can you add me as a friend Mark Sleeper

At 3:49am on November 19, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…
Okay man. Thanks.
At 7:19pm on November 18, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…

Hey Jim!

Thanks for the response. Sorry to hear you wont be able to tie up for the swap. But its good to have a job after all. Hope there isnt so much work that we don't hear from you.

My bet is there will be a New Year Swap, so standby. And, if you have the stuff for some more of those little Cosgrove Poppers of yours, I'd like to know about that.

Peace, brother.

At 8:12pm on November 12, 2013, David, aka, "McScruff" said…

Jim,

weve got a small fly swap going here at BBG and Id like you to join.

Its all detailed in a thread on the main forum.

Check it out!

At 9:00am on October 5, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Jim to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTOES you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Blue Gill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some braggin rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 
 
 

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