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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

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.

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tracy willis commented on Slip Sinker's photo
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Tipping Fly version of my "Spring Cricket Jig"

"does that stay on when swinging with a fly rod?"
Sep 27
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Post Summer.Period.... what's your game plan?
"in fisherman ran a show using that spoon setup several years ago and i believe it was that Bill dude that told Doug Stangey about it.  i like it.  it keeps the bait in the zone longer even if they are suspended a bit.  the only thing…"
Sep 17
tracy willis replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion Hurricane Florence
"yep everybody stay safe.  these big storms usually spawn small tornadoes farther inland as well.  "
Sep 13
tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Post Summer.Period.... what's your game plan?
"about to get my honey do’s done and havent been fishing in a month or so, and to be honest its been so scalding hot i didnt really care to.  Fall is my favorite time and i will be going deep from 15-20 ft deep.  shell crackers are…"
Sep 11
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Aug 3
tracy willis commented on Slip Sinker's group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"i dont know if it qualifies as micro jigging but from December to February when water temps are below 50 deg i use a midge nymph on a drop shot setup.  this works well on lakes with creek mouths with channels 15-25 feet deep or mud flats around…"
Aug 1
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Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging

Micro-Jigging for panfish i believe is the hottest and most productive method for panfish in the sport! yet is not even discussed!!! let your secrets out on how you use this technique to tag the big ones as well as to fill the cooler.See More
Jul 31
tracy willis replied to Basil Larios's discussion Discount Fishing Tackle
"i know several guys that get deals from tackle warehouse.  i order from FishUSA when they have good deals on.  never heard of any funny business from either of these two."
Jul 30
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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 fly hatch is on and will probably have a week or two left.  there are some fish still spawning as well.  1/32 oz beetle spin in white/gulp maggot and 1/32 oz popeye hair jig(black red) tipped with a gulp chartreuse waxie worked well.  it had to have the waxie for some reason or they would touch it.…See More
Jul 30
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Alder chip Smoked Trout

"looks good but have never like trout or salmon, both taste alike way too fishy for me. does smoking lighten the fishy taste or enhance it?"
Jun 22
tracy willis replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion Tennessee News: late night boat incident with 4 injured boaters
"i know very few that run a headlight or strip led, like i do, around here.  most of the pleasure boaters have to lights except the 2 required.  as long as the headlights do not obscure the 2 required lights then they are legal.  ive…"
Jun 19
tracy willis replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion Tennessee News: late night boat incident with 4 injured boaters
"there have been several bad accidents most involving teenagers and young kids.  on norris lake a pontoon boat was pulling 5 kids and made a turn and ran over them all.  when i run at night my headlight is on."
Jun 18
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last week victims RIP

"looks like road runner jigs.   great idea.  what wt size are those?"
Jun 14
tracy willis replied to rich's discussion st. croix panfish rods?
"yes it does very well for drop shotting where you need the extra sensitivity especially in late fall, winter and very early spring where bluegills can be 25-30 ft deep typically in creek mouths.  it also has enough backbone to tie into a 5lb…"
Jun 11

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At 1:22pm on July 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

HEY TRACY;;  WHY DONT YOU COME TO ONE OF OUR RENDEVOUZ ??  ITS AT THE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST STATE PARK !  THE; 2018TH RENDEVOUZ ;; IS SET FOR; MAY 17TH 18; 19TH !!   CHECK OUT;; LORD OF THE FLYRODS POST;; ABOUT OUR RENDEVOUZ;;;  NEXT YEAR; WILL BE OUR 5TH ONE !!

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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Allen Morgan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Trending in Micro-Jigging...Tungsten Beads in the group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"Wow, I didn't know that.  All I can tell you is that it's a slow forum, and seems to…"
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Kelly Peterson replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Trending in Micro-Jigging...Tungsten Beads in the group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"Allen a couple years ago I tried to sign up at jigcraft but nobody authorized me. Has this changed?"
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Kelly Peterson replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
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"We had much nicer weather this weekend than over the last month....caught some pannies but the bite has slowed with declining water temps"
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2018.......The Year of The Predators

"Thanks Carl......looking forward to it for sure............."
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Keith Ritter commented on carl hendrix's status
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John McKean replied to John McKean's discussion Cylinder Bites
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