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Managing for Bull Bluegills

Managing big bluegill



Bull Bluegill a rare breed indeed!

By Mike Pehanich

“One-pound bluegill!” cried my boyhood fishing buddy, Bill Auten. He had just returned from his aunt’s cottage at Camp Lake, Minnesota, and, with youthful zeal, we were already plotting a sales pitch to our dads to fish there together the following…

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Added by Nate Herman on June 22, 2012 at 8:58pm — 5 Comments

The rest of the ice fishing story



After we took the kids back inside to their mothers and their eventual naptimes, I headed back out with my mom and dad to try and figure out how to fill up a 5 gallon bucket full of them pesky little bluegills. The bluegill were hugging tight to the bottom (according to my good friend Vexilar) and werent moving around or interested in eating much. Typically when we… Continue

Added by Nate Herman on December 20, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

A Couple Ice Fishing Babes....

Literally. It wasnt but just a couple years ago and I was changing their diapers and rocking them to sleep. Now I am baiting their hooks, removing their fish, snapping tons of photos, and just having a great time fishing and exploring the outdoors with these gals! Yesterday we spent about an hour hiking down to the pond, drilling and scooping out numerous holes just for… Continue

Added by Nate Herman on December 20, 2009 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

My Ice Fishing Trip with Legend Dave Genz

Today we went fishing with the legendary Dave Genz, perhaps the best ice fisherman of all time. We also had the privilege of fishing with Tod Todd of midwestangling.com, a few other professional ice fisherman and Chef Todd Kent.



We were fishing a private lake north of Rochelle, Illinois. Words cannot describe what an amazing day this was! The wind was blowing 30 mph, the temperature was about 14… Continue

Added by Nate Herman on February 21, 2009 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

Today was IceFishing 101

Take a Teacher Fishing!



Today was icefishing 101. My fishing partner for the day was Luke Luginbuhl from Mackinaw. He is a good friend and physics teacher at Washington High School. The high for the day was about 9 degrees, and the only reason I ventured out was because this was the only day of his Christmas vacation that he had available.



So I told Luke not to expect too much as far as action is concerned, but that we would give… Continue

Added by Nate Herman on December 22, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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