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January 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Venting!

Remember takin a kid fishing is going to be one of the most memorable things they will ever do. Especially for the ones that never get to do it. Ridding in a boat or fishing from the bank its awsume.



The most important thing to remember and remind them is not to make this a competition. You can teach a kid the basics of how to fish in a day. If they like it and wanna go back anybody can learn to compete with enough time on the water! This AINT the most important lesson. Its not why… Continue

Added by Jeremy R. Mayo on January 30, 2010 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Ice fishing

OK, today I went ice fishing for the first time in about 20 years.

I have had this fear of falling threw ice since the last time I fell in. I was in my late teens, it was about 4 degrees out and I fell into a lake we were riding our motorcycles and snowmobiles on. The lake had an aerator that did not allow the ice to freeze as thick in certain places. When I fell in, I was up to my neck and it was very hard to get myself out. However I did get out before my friends got back to me. I got on… Continue

Added by klrbaer on January 28, 2010 at 1:41pm — 7 Comments

Kentucky lake first timer

Hey guys,

I will be heading out to Kentucky lake the first week in May.We will be staying on the Northern part of the lake. Any info anyone has will help out with the trip.



For the past 7 years we have been going to Reelfoot lake in TN.,decided to try something different this year.Seems to us the fishing has slowed a lot over the 7 years we have been going there.



I do a lot of fishing for gills in South Eastern ,WI.It is always nice to get in a trip or 2 a year to see… Continue

Added by Toolkid on January 24, 2010 at 7:38pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Tobias Jackson Jr. on January 18, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Birchwood WI

Hi all,
I have seen ads that tout Birchwood WI as the "Bluegill Capital of the World" ! !
Any truth to that? I am thinking about maybe taking my bride up there this summer for a few days. Would sure like to hear about where to stay and which lake is real good! OR, tell me about any other bluegill "hotspots" that are in the midwest... Thanks..... John

Added by John H. Magurean on January 18, 2010 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Deep Creek Lake Jumbos





Well, I finally got to do a little ice fishing for some big yellow perch out in western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake. I stayed with my friend Ron and we fished 2 1/2 days on the lake and were joined the last half-day with our buddy Dan. I wish I could tell you that we murdered them, but the truth is that we worked very hard for a total of 58 yellow perch and one walleye during that time frame.



As of Jan 1, 2010, the Maryland DNR has imposed a 10 perch daily limit… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on January 17, 2010 at 7:14pm — 6 Comments

icefishin'

tomorrow my dad and i are going icefishing we haven't gave up the fishing.even though in the mornings the temp. is at least at least -11 degrees and at the highest 9 degrees when we leave the house at 6:00 am.i was shopping a little and i bought a new ice scooper and a fake weed wicth i call fake fishing but my dad says i would rater catch a fish fake fishing than not catch one at all.and again if anyone has info on what baits to use let me know.

Added by brett rockey on January 16, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Bluegill Attack

Largemouth bass love small sunfish for dinner.

This is an 8-pound bass replica and 5.5-inch bluegill replica I've recently completed.





Gulp

After I made a mold and replica of the bass I did this skin mount of it with another replica bluegill in it's… Continue

Added by Tim Overbaugh on January 9, 2010 at 10:38pm — 8 Comments

ice fishing

i have been fishing for a long time. but i have never been ice fishing, i live in the bronx so i have to go upstate to fish. but i need advice tips, basicly how to ice fish. it would be nice if u could reply to me so i can finaly try an other form of fishing

Added by cameron rogers on January 9, 2010 at 10:12pm — 10 Comments

Need a new fishing spot

Due to new fishing regulations in Canada, we are looking for a new lake for our yearly fishing trip in June. We are use to smaller lakes, 2000 acres and under that provides good bluegill fishing. We would like to visit Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri or Arkansas. Can anyone offer recommendations for lake and possibly cabin rentals.

Added by Harry DeWitt on January 9, 2010 at 1:55am — 6 Comments

U.S. popularity in the last year for Big Bluegill!!!

In order of visits, by state...



The second number is average pages/visit

The third number is average time spend on BBG

Followed by % new visits

Followed finally by percent of people who immediately jump off of site



For what it's worth, the average time spent on this site (7-10 minutes) is OFF THE CHARTS for a site like this. That's really cool.



1. Illinois 12,116 8.69 00:07:04 44.51% 27.14%

2. Nebraska 11,346 7.71 00:10:53 18.29%… Continue

Added by Bruce Condello on January 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

Fishing the Hot Water

Hey y'all, got to fish the warmwater discharge at Brunner Island today on the Susquehanna River in PA. Good wading conditions, low water, clear, but tough fishing. Cold this early AM- 12 F with some wind.



Ran into one guy who got 6 smallmouths from 13 to 17 inches on 1/8 th oz jigs. I got my first fish of the year...a 18 inch channel cat on a Zoom Fat Albert on a 3/16 th oz jig. Also got yet another cat on the jig and a nice 16 inch smallie on the same. Missed about 6 or 8 strikes.… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on January 5, 2010 at 1:35pm — 8 Comments

More Big Ice Gills!

Went out to a farm pond with a good friend today. Got into the gills pretty good, landed about 20 each, most around 8-9".

A couple average size ones.





My 10", second master angler of 2010 for me.



Buddies 9 1/2"



Tight… Continue

Added by Brett Peterson on January 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Big Ice Gills

I spent the afternoon with a good buddy on a farm pond that is open to the public. This specific pond is chock full of big shouldered bluegills. The color of the gills in this chain of farm ponds is plain awesome, they tend to put up a good fight too.



In the couple hours we were there we iced about 20-25 gills a piece. Most in the 8-9" range, along with some smaller ones.



Most fish were coming from green tear drops tipped with a wax worm, most fish took the jig just after… Continue

Added by Brett Peterson on January 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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