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July 2010 Blog Posts (22)

Thursday morning fishing

We had slow morning but managed to catch a few 3in gills and redears. My daughter caught a 6.5in bluegill and my son caught an 8in bluegill. Not bad for spending 2 hours on the lake…

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Added by Mary Baker on July 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bluegill worms

Does anyone have any soft plastics and or poppers for me? Please Reply

Added by Will Mikuta on July 28, 2010 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Tagging your Photos

I am in the process of tagging all my photos.Gonna be time consuming . I would like to be able to search a specific species of fish pictured on this great site and compare photos. I only have 4 photos up so far of Red Breasted Sunfish but would like to see others . I plan to complete this obsession!Hoping to ease the search of specific interests as they change from day to day, season to season.

Added by John Sheehan on July 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

cant find the fish

ok its been really hot this past week and ive tried everything i know but still i cant find any decent fish i mean all ive been hooking up into are bowfin and its annoying me cus i use light line and every now and then my line pops because of a huge bowfin please help me

Added by Eric Jacocks on July 26, 2010 at 9:08pm — 6 Comments

Mammoth

I went to mammoth lakes fishing for trout and i caught several brook trout on bluegill setup. They almost were going to break my line becuase i was using light line for big brook trouts.

Added by Changus on July 26, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Fishing with my son and his friend

Woke up at 5 am and took my 9 year old son and his friend fishing at a local reservoir.The bite was ON and they each hooked at least 10 fish. You want to feel excitement? Take a kid fishing.




His friend Manuel…



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Added by Shawn Watkins on July 23, 2010 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Big Bluegill Video Part 2

Last November, I created the Big Bluegill.com video using a compilation of images and video segments from our galleries. This video has since received more than 15,000 views worldwide. Our member base has significantly grown over the last 8 months, and so has the amount of quality pics submitted by our members.

A sequel to this video is in the works and is planned to be released on the anniversary of part 1.

Keep the great pics coming....images uploaded as late as Nov…

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Added by Bill "Musky" Modica on July 17, 2010 at 9:06am — 7 Comments

Hot Crappie! July 16, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Despite the 100 + degree heat index in the St. Louis area, Ty & I went fishing for a few hours this morning & tried out some of the new "Wiggla" jigs I've started making. We were fishing with 20th oz. Yellow Chart. jigs and White plastics.


It didn't take long for us to get into the fish, but we were surprised at the quality and quantity of Crappie caught. If it's this good when it's hot, can't wait to see what fishing will be like in the…
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Added by Greg Wade on July 16, 2010 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

Is there a magazine solely for panfishers?

Whats the best magazine out there for us panfishing freaks?

Added by Tim Roberts on July 16, 2010 at 6:53am — 4 Comments

Pond management resources: Best places to go for pond management information.

People in the pond management industry say that www.pondboss.com is the best place to go for pond management information. I've written articles for Pond Boss magazine for years now, and I've never seen any other resource that is in the same ballpark. Bob Lusk is a member of BigBluegill, and has been a big supporter of www.bigbluegill.com. He was the brains and the inspiration behind the Pond Boss magazine, and the…

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Added by Bruce Condello on July 13, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Fishing Bluegills turns into fishing Madtoms

I was originally going for bluegills on nightcrawlers at Big Bear Lake, but then something else bit on. A madtom. Then i decided i did too much bluegill fishing so i decieded to start catching madtoms. they are so easy to catch. My sister got 40 in one hour by just using a number 10 hook with a small split shot about 6 inches up and dropped it into the water right along the shore.

Added by Changus on July 12, 2010 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Recap 2 of 3

U.S. Bank Angling Team Qualifier Championships- Fort Wayne, IN

Let's start the recap of Saturday's U.S. Bank Angling Team qualifier heats by saying I…

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Added by Johnny wilkins on July 12, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Raising Trophy Bass! Trophy Bass Expert Bob Lusk, speak to us!

Bob Lusk is an expert on raising trophy bass. He is the industry's leading expert on raising trophy bass. Bob, I'd like to extend an open invitation to you to spend a moment or two giving novices like us a primer on what it takes to raise trophy bass in our farm ponds, or in our small lakes. When you're done, I'll try to address how a pond manager can also create a trophy bluegill fishery along with the trophy bass. We know that raising trophy bass can be a complex process, but if you were…

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Added by Bruce Condello on July 12, 2010 at 7:52pm — 10 Comments

Barbee lake

Went out to the Barbee chain last week and had a great time catching the gills. Caught a few on wigglers, but when I started casting the Road Runner, "WOW". I was killing them. I found a couple of spots and just kept rotating when they stopped hitting. Every time I would come back to a spot I would catch a few more. I was using a white Road Runner with a spinner and a white curly tail.

Added by Gerald Lauderback on July 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Herman Brothers Pond Management

I just wanted to extend a huge "Thank You" to Herman Brothers Pond Management, and Nate Herman, who is a member of Big Bluegill for their incredible hospitality they extended me this last weekend!

Their operation is absolutely first class, and offers people in the Illinois, and the Midwest a chance to catch a really huge hybrid bluegill.

Take a look at this great fish. We caught several hybrid bluegill in the 1-1 3/4 pound range, and we also caught quite a few…

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Added by Bruce Condello on July 11, 2010 at 8:33pm — 11 Comments

Have you considered chasing Bluegill in New York?

Silver Lake, Wyoming County, NY

Bluegill, Sunfish:

Within New York state there are many waters that have great fishing for these two but in Silver Lake this fishing can be shocking at times. This is one lake that if you

have not tried sight fishing, then you will be best starting the

adventure here. To fish these slabs it is good to roam the…

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Added by Nathan Krusko on July 8, 2010 at 8:14pm — 5 Comments

Cousins

Decided to try something different this morning, as I needed to be back at the house by 10:00. Have Home Depot rep coming by to give me a price on a new heat pump, and had to be back for the appointment.Decided to troll for striped bass and hybrids. Got my limit with this set of cousins. The striper was 28" and 7 lbs and the hybrid was 28" and 8 1/2 lbs. Also had a couple nice sized yellow bass. We're gonna eat good tonight. Gonna make my asian merinade and cook them on the grill. should go… Continue

Added by Tom Beauchamp on July 8, 2010 at 9:14am — 3 Comments

THE HEAT IS ON!



I must say. it is terribly hot in the Mid-Atlantic and many of our waters are suffering from low levels and oxyegen depletion. A few ponds have suffered fish kills and the one pictured above, a favored bass pond, is getting dangerously close to such conditions. Despite it all, we have still managed to catch a few fish here and there.

We piked up a bunch of dimunitive redears on Ledheds 64 th oz… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on July 7, 2010 at 4:46pm — 3 Comments

King of the Redear Baits

Hi Yall

Yesterday was so hot that I almost had a heat stroke out on the water, this was with taking precautions of having plenty of water with me to stay hydrated , I guess I stayed too long on the water but was having a ball, the bluegill were jumping in the boat and the Red Ears were hitting my lure 2 at a time, I finally had to give it up or I would have been in trouble because of the heat , thought yall might want to some photos , be careful in the…

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Added by Lord of the Fly , Rods on July 6, 2010 at 9:13am — 5 Comments

Red, White and Bluegill by John Dawson of BigBluegill

Every once in a while I just like to kick my feet up, and think about what a great thing it is to live in the United States. Fishing, fireworks, grilling, hanging out with friends...it's all part of the American dream. Thanks to all of you BBG fans out there. This is an awesome site! Happy 4th of July.

Added by Bruce Condello on July 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

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