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Jim Gronaw's Blog – May 2009 Archive (2)

Tail Gunner Tactics For Gills

Hey guys and gals... I know this tactic is nothing new, but I think it deserves review.The 'tailgunner' rig for shallow bedding or feeding gills is simply the use of a small, floating crankbait with a short dropper tied to it with a dry or wet fly attached.



We used this simple rig today for over 70 gills over a windy, shallow spawning area and could easily have caught more. We like the small floating Rapalas or the Yo Zuri Tad Fry and a six to 10 inch dropper of 6 lb test lo-vis mono… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on May 31, 2009 at 8:41pm — 11 Comments

Overlooked Bluegill Hotspots

Hey guys and gals, I've been thinking. I know that most of the big gills we see on this site come from smaller, private waters. But I can't help but think that there are overlooked public opportunities for the vast majority of us right under our noses.



Within 1 hour of my house are several small, public lakes that are either county or local park owned lakes that get very little fishing pressure and have a good population of medium to even trophy sized bluegills.



Some lakes… Continue

Added by Jim Gronaw on May 28, 2009 at 7:03pm — 6 Comments

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