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No Knot Fast Snaps
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i saw these in a fly shop the other day and was thinking how these might work for bluegill jigs.  i change jigs quite a bit while fishing usually and its a pain to re-tie on small line with my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Barndt Jan 25.

midsection KY lake report

Best time all year.  Tons of mid sized, 7-8 1/2”, in the back of the shallow pockets and larger fish hanging out in 10’ of water where there are may flies on overhanging willows.  looks like the peak…Continue

Started Jul 30, 2018

Fly rod recommendation?
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ive always wanted to try my hand at using a fly rod during the fly hatch on KY lake and ive found a place the next county over that has TARP size brook trout, probably hatchery fish.  anyway, online…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 7, 2018.

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tracy willis replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Average Jig Weight
"bluegill-1/32 oz with #6 hook most of the time in spring and summer.  1/64 if i need to fish it extra slow.  usually by july and august the bigger gills are out on the ledge by then mixed in with bass thats when i break out drop shot or…"
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"very nice.  lake barkley cracker?"
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tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Smell your way to Bedding Blue Gills
"kind of like cucumbers, but to me more of honey dew melon or ripe water melon.  i cant smell very well any more but can still smell it in the bottoms when the thousands of beds get going.  most of the time you can find them by the bubbles,…"
Apr 20
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Three days of the New Moon March 2019 ... Who's Fishing?
"looks i wont be fishing any for a couple more weeks if we dont get any more rain.  all the dams have been discharging at 400-600k cfs for the last month at least.  if they dont get it down before the northern snow melts hit the mississippi…"
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tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Three Days of the New Moon Feb-2019---- Who's Fishing?
"i probably will saturday and sunday.  supposed to storm the rest of the week.  its also supposed to be close to 70 degrees, which sure beats this cool snap.  havent been much this winter due to high water and 200k cfs that they are…"
Jan 30
Jim Barndt replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I’ve been using them for year for both ice and open water. They don’t hold the jig vertical but for the most part I really don’t think it makes a difference "
Jan 25
John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"ah , gotta try that yes too small for fingers ,especially in the cold !"
Jan 18
Riverman replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I have some but never used them... curious if they spook the fish or not. Hey SLIP...   you have mail. "
Jan 17
tracy willis replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"thanks guys, i figured they would work well to keep a jig horizontal by vertical jigging. do they work well for casting jigs too....would it be almost the same as tying directly on?"
Jan 17
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...they are a great aid for swapping out micro jigs... especially ice fishing. like badgerloader stated hemostats work well... ice fishing i always have the hemostats out to load waxies on the jig also... slippery waxies with cold hands…"
Jan 17
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"...yep... the tool for the job"
Jan 17
Badgerloader replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"I use them regularly. I suggest using a thermostat to change jigs."
Jan 17
John Sheehan replied to tracy willis's discussion No Knot Fast Snaps
"They are tiny and i find them hard to work with but use to use them for small ice fishing Jigs .Maybe i should try again ."
Jan 17
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No Knot Fast Snaps

i saw these in a fly shop the other day and was thinking how these might work for bluegill jigs.  i change jigs quite a bit while fishing usually and its a pain to re-tie on small line with my progressievely bad eyesight.anyone ever use them? opinion?thanks See More
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At 1:22pm on July 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

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At 12:56pm on May 3, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy to fishing electronics. I started this site after seeing my system had so many functions I wasn't aware of. Our electronics of today have so many function most of us are not aware of. I started this group to bring it to our attention not only what our unit can do but being able to do it. I hoping this group will help to simplify our use of electronic to help us to better come acquainted with our individual units. The group is for all any input will be great.

At 6:09pm on May 2, 2016, Keith Ritter said…

Welcome to the site Tracy, we need some more West Tennessee fishermen on here. I live west of you in Gibson County. You will enjoy this site and will learn a lot and we look forward to learning from you. Again Welcome.

At 1:13pm on May 2, 2016, tracy willis said…
thank you and this a very nice site, well done. i am from Camden/Holladay TN and live on Birdsong Creek of Kentucky lake which is probably one of the premier crappie and panfish fisheries in the US. I look forward to learning something new and maybe give back something.
At 11:28pm on May 1, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy 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 PHOTO'S 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 Bluegill 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 bragging 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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