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9" Hen on a Crankbait

Title pretty much says it all... went fishing after school at my neighbors pond and was shocked to catch this giant (for this pond) bluegill while bass fishing. Lure is a rebel 2.5" floater, I have tried all sorts of small (and normal sized) crankbaits but in cold water, it is the only one bass will eat, I also catch lots of crappies with it...apparently bluegill like it too! …

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Added by Nolan Minor on March 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sub Freezing Temps, and Sleet

  Today I convinced myself to go fish for some panfish at my neighbor's pond. It was 27 degrees out, and raining/sleeting/snowing on and off. I suited up in chest waders and a gore tex jacket, on top of many layers of warm clothes, and headed out. My weapon of choice was a 1" gulp minnow rigged on a trout magnet jighead under a float. I caught a small crappie withing minutes of starting fishing, and then landed 2 nice bull gills around 7-8". I had to break the ice off my guides between…

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Added by Nolan Minor on December 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Caught a Little Bit of Everything Today...

Today my little brother and I fished our neighbors pond and got into a few bluegill, crappies, and largemouth, but fishing was slow so we walked down to the North Fork of the Rivanna to see how the "migration" of the warmwater fish into the river was going, fallfish are the only species that winter over in it... My little brother was fishing a 3" white triple ripple grub and caught a baby smallmouth and lost a 15"er within 5 minutes of our arrival. I only caught a couple chubs and fallfish…

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Added by Nolan Minor on April 24, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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