Do you love big bluegill?
Just wanted to ad a quick blog here for how wonderful bluegill fishing continues to be for beginners and pros alike. This past Saturday, April 13, my son Matt and I instructed a basic fishing class for 10 students at a local retreat facility that has a 4 acre lake on the premises. We had a breezy 60 degree day with bright sunshine and set up the students with 10 ft telescoping poles and bobbers/jig/bait combos for some easy bluegill action. Most of the gang had never caught a fish before, but before the two-hour session was over everyone had caught some fish! Here are a few picks...
Great day all around, with the group totaling 42 gills and Matt and I getting another 15 after the class for a 57 count. Most fish were just shy of 8 inches, but a few of the bigger fish pushed 9 in this spring-fed lake that reportedly holds huge bass. Just a great bunch and a great time! Can't wait till the next class!