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SPINNER RIGS FOR HARNESSING SHINERS AND WORMS
CRAPPIE,YELLOW PERCH ,WHITE PERCH AND BLUEGILLS:
Greg Sheehan with one of Four Crappie between 12-14.5" he caught on a shiner harnessed on a Spinner Rig…Continue
Added by John Sheehan on November 10, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
SQUIRREL TAIL JIGS
I have been fishing simple Squirrel Tail Jigs since November 2009 and although I haven't counted the number of fish they have caught ,let's just say scores of fish !August 2017 I fished them consistently and reawakened the realization of how well these little guys attract many species of Fish. Examples of a large variety of species have been caught on 1/8th ,16th and 32nd oz. Jigs .I tie them up usually with Black…Continue
Hi BBG friends . Here's what is going on at my Community Lake I fish often . Would like to hear views on this procedure . PROS /CONS? I am trying to get educated on the matter .Any help would be appreciated ! Below is the Cupsaw Lake bulletin regarding Algae treatment. Thanks ,John
The lake will be treated today this morning with copper and Pond Shade Aqua Blue. The treatment will begin in the deep area,…
X 1)Catch fish every month of the year and archive with photos and calendars.
Bluegill ,Yellow Perch, Crappie and Largemouth Bass are achieved.
2)Catch Pickerel in December( x achieved Dec. 2014 Shepherds lake) , February and (March)* acheived March31 2016, 17" Pickerel still need February to complete the Pickerel calendar.
3) Catch First …Continue
Added by John Sheehan on July 15, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Seasonal Lure choices for Northeast New Jersey Fishing
I usually progress through the year something like this: Hard water into ice out through March into April ;mostly Jigs tipped with live bait progressing to spoons .Spinners ,Crankbaits , plastic worms and Topwater plugs in the warmer months and as late Fall/early Winter appears ,I'm back through spoons to Jigs again .
This monthly list reflects what has worked…Continue
This year (2013) ,in June and then again in October and November , I've tried tandem jig rigs a few times . With and without added spinners, they've worked on Crappies ,Gills, Yellow and White Perch . With dropping temps in Fall,fish food is perhaps more scarce and yet the feeding activity level of the predators is still in high gear .This makes for a competitive feed and prime time for tandem rigs. Indeed, the only time I ever caught two fish at the same time on one lure was in October .…Continue
Brother Greg and I are hankering to go wading and flyroddin' in a few small rivers soon .We want to target Smallmouths and Red Breasted Sunfish in particular . Never caught a Smallie on a flyrod . I have some ideas on what I think would work but I'm just guessing ;Mickey Finn ,beaded nymphs,Marabou streamers , Feather Streamers, Hopper ,Crayfish, and Hellgrammite imitations and Poppers .Any ideas out there from folks that are experienced with Flyrodding Smallies or other species I might…Continue
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 !
Seems to me this idea has been done here before but I searched "Unusual Catches' and it came up empty .I'll post one now and more another time. I would like to see what folks think of as an "Unusual Catch " and see the diversity of photos of their fishing events. This Fish hit a huge spoon and was caught in the mouth . Is it an "Unusual Catch " ? I think so. Unusually Aggressive!…Continue
Caught this dink today,4/22/12 in a very shallow stream (Ringwood Brook) Took a small worm on a #10 hook. Apparently New Jersey does have Redears but I never caught one before .What do ya think Red Ear (gotta admit it looks like one ) or Pumpkinseed?
Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) can grow to 10 inches, and have a long pointed…Continue
Added by John Sheehan on April 19, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
I 've read that like Male Bluegills,Male Pumpkinseeds are brighter more varied color than the Females.I am curious if any one knows if their Opercular size and shape are much different.The Male Bluegill sports a noticebly bigger ,wider and longer Gill flap but does this hold true for Pseeds as well? I'm thinking so but am not sure .
This link states breeding female exhibit more prominent dark, vertical bands;…Continue
Closest (to me) river on this list is the Delaware .Consider yourselves fortunate if you enjoy successful fishing from a river not on this list . Haven't fished the Delaware in years but still there are some good fish and cleaner sections than perhaps this study suggests.
In another effort to get folks to TAG their photos , here are interesting results when one searches
some specific species .A four word Alliteration!! Tag and search and add to this list if you care to.Continue
Mid afternoon shore fishing at a natural non stocked pond ...Females 5",6", 7 "....Males 7,1/2"...hot dog pieces/crawler pieces/both combined ,slip floated @4 ' up tp 2'.Continue
Added by John Sheehan on August 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments