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September 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Touch of Fall

Launched my kayak at dawn this morning and noticed the cooler temps in the air and water as I waded out to settle in for a little paddle to my favorite spot. tested the top water bite with a popper and caught a few of these.  Not much size but they were hitting it aggressively, so I continued to fish the popper.  Always hard to change to another fly if your getting hits even…

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Added by Rex Robinson on September 29, 2012 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

11 at my local ponds tonight

I got 11 at my local ponds tonight. Could've done more, maybe, but I forgot to bring a light and the last fish swallowed the hook deep and I had to cut it off. It was too dark to see to tie on another and the moon wasn't high enough in the sky yet to use that :p



None bigger than 6 inches - these ponds that seemed just about devoid of fish 2 years ago are now jammed full of aggressive, small BG and there also seems to have been a bumper crop spawn of LMB this year ; 3-5 inch baby…

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Added by JBplusThuy on September 28, 2012 at 10:07pm — 6 Comments

It is MY BIG BLUE GILL BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Four years ago today BROTHER BRUCE welcomed me to this site!!!!! Been a LEARNING EXPERIENCE!!! About Bluegill and the different ways to catch them!!!!! The different SPECIES, and the different names for them all around the COUNTRY!!!!!!!! I have learned to use a COMPUTER, a DIGITAL CAMERA, and how to POST THEM!!!!!!

I have met a lot of GREAT FOLK that share in my ADDICTION to catching them!!!!!!! I hope one day to meet many of them!!!!!!!

I am a FLY-ROD fisherman only!!!!!!!…

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Added by Greg McWilliams on September 25, 2012 at 4:18pm — 41 Comments

NEW GRONAW GRASS SHRIMP PATTERNS

I have been trying to tweek some new grass shrimp jigs for fall and early winter fishing that will soon be upon us. here are a few of my latest variations... The jigs on the left are larger, 1/16th oz and the body is brown pearl core braid, with white and brown marabou for the tail...a little bigger offering in the traditional brown/olive shrimp patterns that Jeffrey had…

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Added by Jim Gronaw on September 24, 2012 at 4:31pm — 19 Comments

The cat's meow

Was able to take a Friday off of work and what better way to spend it than on the water.  Temps have been in the low fifties at nights with daytime highs in the low eighties so water temps have dropped some making the urge to wet a fly strong.  Tied up some bead eyed dragon fly nymphs in this color pattern to see how they would work.…

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Added by Rex Robinson on September 21, 2012 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Warning: Internet Explorer web browser security hole

I know this is BBG, but quite a bit of us are using Internet Explorer version 6 to 10 to surf the internet, especially BBG site. So, as an I.T. geek, just want to give you a head up warning:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57515097-75/microsoft-offers-advice-to-deal-with-ie-security-bug/

My workplace is also on full alert, as the…

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Added by Leo Nguyen on September 19, 2012 at 11:25am — 8 Comments

Arkanss River 9/17 Zebra Mussels!

Headed out this morning, first full day of my 2-week vacation.  I had three goals that I wanted to accomplish today:

 

1)       Catch some minnows to take home for use as bait.

2)      Catch some Shad, again, for bait.

3)      Catch some Skipjack, to process into cut bait for catfish.

 

I knew it was going to be LOW, as I’ve been watching the level on the internet.

 

BOY, was it low! I haven’t seen it this low in awhile.  Walking out, I…

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Added by Allen Morgan on September 17, 2012 at 2:40pm — 6 Comments

Jim Gronaw's jigs.........

Jim, by the time I got off the tractor it was nearly dark, but I managed a few minutes at one of the ponds. I know they're not hybrids, (well, I guess two of em' are!) but will these work??

 

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Added by Tony Livingston on September 15, 2012 at 5:27pm — 6 Comments

BBG Contest....A chance to win some awesome "Bluegill Bugs"!!!!!!!!

Alright everyone...we've seen these bugs in action before, and we all know how well they work....here's your chance to have some of your very own! BBG member David Eitutis (Tooty) has generously tied up some of his creations and wants to give em' away to a lucky angler! Here's a look at the goodies.....Tooty's even throwing in the case!!!!

 

Here's all…

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Added by Tony Livingston on September 15, 2012 at 2:54pm — 64 Comments

Arkansas River, Keystone Dam

I decided to go up to Keystone Dam and throw out some of the cut Skipjack Herring I have, and see if any cats were feeling hungry.  I didn’t know how the bite was going to be, as there was no water moving, and we had a cold front come through the day before.

 

I rigged and baited one of my surf rods.  I tossed that bait up near the turbines, and set the clicker.  I then baited up a smaller rod that had a float rig on it.  I knew from previous experience that I can at least play…

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Added by Allen Morgan on September 14, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Itching to go

Haven't been able to fish in several weekends due to storms and work obligations, but everything is good to go in the morning.  Temps have dropped to daytime highs of low 80's and nights in the upper 50's so should  make for a good day for the old fly rod and yak.  Don't realize how much of a stress reducer fishing is until you've gone a while off the water.  Hoping the topwater bite will be on and Mr. frog takes a pounding.  Even got a few new patterns I want to try.   I am like a kid…

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Added by Rex Robinson on September 14, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Fatboy compromise

 So much for HIPPA laws. My Dr. had a chat with my wife and the next thing I know my wife presents me with a bike and instructions to ride it 30 minutes a day. #$$%#$%@#$%$#%!!! 

 But after considering running away form home I realized there is a pond 1.5 miles from the house......... Hmmmmmmm! 

  Rode it out there this morning......... After the black spots quit circling in front of my eyes and I could stand up straight I fly fished for 30 minutes and actually made it home in…

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Added by Earl W Story on September 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — 16 Comments

i said yesterday i had a lot of pix to share. so posted a few, but i wont bomb bard the site. if u want to see my cat fish pix go to my FB AND LEAVE COMMENT!! FB is BULLETBOB HORTON in cincinnati ohio

i said yesterday i had a lot of pix to share. so posted a few, but i wont bomb bard the site.

if u want to see my cat fish pix go to my FB AND LEAVE COMMENT!!

FB is BULLETBOB HORTON in cincinnati ohio

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Added by BOB HORTON on September 7, 2012 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

IAM BACK

HAD TROUBLES WITH THIS SITE WITH MY OLD PC

SO I GOT NEW LAPTOP GOT LOTS OF PIX TO SHARE

FM THE SUMMER OF 2012 

Added by BOB HORTON on September 6, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Can anyone shed light on the Lake Erie Fish and Bird Kill ?

Apparently a 25 mile stretch of Canadian shoreline on Lake Erie is littered with dead fish and birds. Theories proposed are Lake Inversion and a possible Manure dumping .Some type of toxic spill may be a third reason. Blue green Algae is a possible 4th reason.

 Would like to know what really is going on !

Added by John Sheehan on September 6, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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