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April 2010 Blog Posts (22)

What is the worse thing that happened to you while fishing

The worse thing that has happened to me is when i was fishing at a pond i cast my hook and it hooked a girl by the neck across the lake. and i also caught a swan on a crankbait.

Added by Changus on April 29, 2010 at 6:53pm — 13 Comments

Should i set the hook on bluegills

I was wondering should i set the hook on bluegills? i never done it before i just wait for the fish to bit on itself. and what size hook works the best?

Added by Changus on April 29, 2010 at 4:56pm — 9 Comments

Question About Fishing Fertilize Lakes & How it affect Bluegill Hits

I just got back from fishing one of favorite lakes today. What I found out after I got on the water is that it had just been fertilized. I for one don’t like to fish fertilize lakes because I feel it affects the way the fish feed. What are your feelings on fishing fertilized lakes and how and what do you guys use…

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Added by Bill Trussell on April 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

GOING FISHING

sorry i havent responded i havent been on for a while. i havent gone fishing yet but when i do im going to my favorite spot 4 bass bluegill. ill let u guys know what happens

Added by brett rockey on April 28, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

New "Old" place to catch gills and crappie

About 30 minutes from me in Columbus, Georgia, there's a ritzy family resort called Callaway Gardens. The resort has a main lake of around 120 acres. It's a fee based lake where one can rent a boat and trolling motor for $35.00 for a half day's fishing. An angler may take 7 bluegill well over 1 1/2 pounds, 7 bass, and all of the crappie he can tote! I talked with the fisheries biologist, and he said that the gill limit is low (at one time an angler could take home 15 gills), but due to the…

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Added by Nick Holt on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

A Big Dose of Gill Mania

Tuesday's fishing trip was one of those days when you say to yourself could it get any better. After arriving at the lake around 1:30 I proceeded to get all my gear and little Raider boat out of the truck and head to some of the out of

way fishing holes on our lake. As usual I was joined by a slue of other boats.

Then there was the endless groups of bank fisherman with their reels all

positioned on various places on the banks. So I was fortunate to be in good

company…

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Added by Bill Trussell on April 26, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Photos

Hey Bruce, I'll add some photos as time goes on. I like to wait until I have enough pics and then have them all put on a disk so I'll have a hard copy in case the computer crashes. I learned that the hard way last year and lost everything. Again, thanks for the encouragement. Nick.

Added by Nick Holt on April 26, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

20 fillets!!

Went to the hospital lake for an hour or so and came home with 10 nice gills 1/2 to 3/4 pounds. Took your advice Bruce, and tightlined wigglers on the bottom. (Don't know why I ever stopped using live bait). Looks like the wife and I are having us a nice fish fry tomorrow. Pictures will be coming later. Nick.

Added by Nick Holt on April 25, 2010 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

Wow! Bluegill are taking over the world!

Big Bluegill gets visits from six different continents, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, as well as 46 different states.

All in ONE DAY!!!

April 24, 2010 was a great day for Big Bluegill.

Thanks everybody for keeping this such a civil, and friendly place to be!

Added by Bruce Condello on April 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

New Season

Well, it's the middle of April, and sad to say I've only been to my friend's private lake twice. The first time much earlier this month, I came home with 10 nice gills with a total weight of 5 pounds. Second time out, only caught 4 just last weekend. Could see the gills everywhere, but this time of the month they only have one thing on their minds. Looks like it's going to be a heavy bedding season. The fish I caught were all on what I call now the "spider grub". Again, it comes from the idea… Continue

Added by Nick Holt on April 21, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Question that needs an awnser

Hey i went to the lake yesterday and i keep on gettin bits but the bluegill never bite on the hook. is there anyway to make them like bit onto the hook?

Added by Changus on April 18, 2010 at 2:44pm — 4 Comments

New Jerseys "Hook A Winner" program

First time for me:I caught a tagged brook Trout today 4-17 at about 8:15 am .I'm gonna send the tag into the hatchery .They'll send me back a certificate and award patch (ha ha, an award patch for an 11" trout..lol!)but I'm thrilled they'll enter me in a drawing for 1 of 12 rod and reel combos!That's cool! It's the "Hook a Winner "program.They 're tagging more than 1000 brook Trout for release in NJ waters.

Added by John Sheehan on April 17, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

14.25 inch crappie on 3 wt flyrod, my personal best.

Went fishing in central florida several days ago and caught 7 crappie and 2 gills. The largest crappie measured 14.25 inches. Its always such a thrill to catch em on a light flyrod. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me. All of the fish were caught using a 1.25 inch Mister Twister Exude Nymph (Moss Green/Pearl color) on a thin wire Gamakatsu hook and a sliding bead head weight. The oil in the skillet will be sizzling this weekend.

Added by Tim Roberts on April 16, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Doin' that Delaware Thing!

Had a good couple of days fishing in Sussex County, Delaware this week. Me and my buddy Charlie were fishing primarily for hickory shad, but we ran into a lot of other species to include redbreast and redear sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, bluegills, herring, bonus slab crappie and some surprise white shad up in the down-state tributaries and tidal creeks. For some reason, people don't bother too much with panfish… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on April 15, 2010 at 4:03pm — 11 Comments

Use Live Bait & Make the Water Boil

There are so many titles for this live bait post that come to mind, I should start with a few titles. Rock Your Water With Live Bait. Match the Hatch- er Make the Hatch. Make the Fish in Front of You Go Mad. Loose Feed for Success. BlueGill Tsunami.


So those are some titles I would use to tell you about the top method for getting all the fish feeding in your area. Did I say all the fish? Yes. Even on a slow day, this method takes fish out of neutral or non-feeding behavior…
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Added by Johnny wilkins on April 13, 2010 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Bitzy pond minnow bait review

I used the strike king bitzy pond minnow, it works really well for trout,largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and smallmouth bass. I use it to fish bluegills, i threw it in in about 1 minuite of trolling it i got a bluegill then. I cast in about 5 feet off shore and within 3 to 4 sec another one bit on. Then guess what in about 18 sec after casting it another one. It works really well if you want to catch larger bluegills. a pic of it.… Continue

Added by Changus on April 12, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments

a learning experienc

went fishin on saturday didnt do so well only caught a hybrid green sunfish and it was all for that day of fishing but im learned from my mistakes and they will be fixed thats why i would rather fish by myself and catch nothing then to be in a crowd and catch alot of something. you know that is one of my favorite qoutes and life lessons which is true.~ Tobias

Added by Tobias Jackson Jr. on April 12, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Bluegills Saturday

Today I caught 11 bluegill. mostly on wax worm but 1 on a strike king bitsy minnow

Added by Changus on April 10, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

One of My Best Bluegill Fishing Days...Ever!

Wow! I just got back from fishing and as I speak we have a 'cool' front roaring through that is dropping temps from the upper 80's down to the low 50's tonight. But just a few hours ago it was warm and sunny and the previous 2 days had been record high low 90's. This pushed fish shallow and pre-spawn gills were just a cast away, staging out away from bedding sites. But they were quick to hit crystal braid jigs and hair jigs. Great, non-stop action for… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on April 8, 2010 at 4:03pm — 5 Comments

Big Bluegill Sighting

I was taking a hike through a park yesterday with the woman, when we came to a pond (with a "no fishing" policy-which is fine) and walked out on to a small bridge. Along with a few turtles there were quite a few nice size gill's hovering about. I assume because people feed them, although there is a "no feeding" policy as well. I usually don't start fishing in earnest until May here in northern Ohio because I haven't had that much luck going any earlier. This has got me wondering if the warm…

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Added by Michael S on April 6, 2010 at 8:52am — No Comments

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