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May 2016 Blog Posts (5)

Today's Fish Report

Despite terrible water conditions, caught 1 White Catfish, 2 Channel Catfish, 1 RBS
Appomattox River - VA

Added by Ben Seay on May 28, 2016 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

big bluegills

just returned from flyfishing for 'gills at Richmond Mill Lake and Kingfisher Society Lodge in Laurel Hill, NC.  I did not know bluegills got this huge.  despite the cool and misty weather that drove them off their beds, we caught lots of large bream on poppers.  our largest was 2.2 pounds on a bocagrip.  most were at least 1.5 pounds.  Worth a trip for biggies!  jfs

Added by John Schneider on May 23, 2016 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

Notes from a Nebraska bluegill derelict.

Something came in the mail a couple days ago...

At first I thought maybe it was from my M.D.  He's been pushing me to eat better, and as you can see there were some pretty good items here.  But then I realized it was from my BBG buddies. 

First of all there were saltine crackers.  Always good for someone like me who likes to talk too much.  A…

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Added by Bruce Condello on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Improving a Popper

Using poppers with a fly rod is pretty much a standard, but casting these flies can be awkward. The popper is light, relatively bulky, and usually festooned with feathers. This combination catches air and causes drag on the popper on the cast. The net effect is to hinder both control and distance. To remedy this, try this trick:



Drill a small hole in the belly of the popper, right at the center of gravity. Insert a small BB, or buckshot. Drilling the hole just undersize ensures the…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on May 17, 2016 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Hope for a good fishing year

Well, I made it back to Big Bluegill! Last year I just didn't have much time to fish due to other obligations. This year should be different though! Wishing everyone a great season!

Added by Ben Seay on May 11, 2016 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

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