Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

And see how the size 8 BH Wooly Buggers that I tied up last night work.

 

I started off with a size 6 Gurgle-Pop as an indicator bug, with a size 8 BH Wooly Bugger on a dropper about 2’ below the Gurgle-Pop.  The first fish decided to go for the Gurgle-Pop:

 

[IMG]http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4117/20120712hybridsunfish1.jpg[/IMG]

 

After a little while, I realized that both flies together were just a little to much for my 5wt.  I took the Gurgle-Pop off, and just tied the BH Wooly Bugger on.  I didn’t need an indicator, as I can see my furled leader twitch, or feel the bite through the line/pole.

 

Once my casting calmed down a bit, I brought this in:

 

[IMG]http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7613/20120712hybridsunfish2.jpg[/IMG]

 

Then a male Bluegill decided to hit the Wooly Bugger.

 

[IMG]http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5719/20120712bluegill.jpg[/IMG]

 

Followed by all these Hybrid Sunnies:

 

[IMG]http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8868/20120712hybridsunfish3.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5429/20120712hybridsunfish4.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7596/20120712hybridsunfish5.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4220/20120712hybridsunfish6.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1965/20120712hybridsunfish7.jpg[/IMG]

 

[IMG]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9259/20120712hybridsunfish8.jpg[/IMG]

 

I also managed to pull in another 4 or 5 male Bluegill that didn’t get photographed.  One of those Bluegill managed to tangle itself on the same cattail that claimed my Hopper/Dropper rig yesterday, BUT this time I was able to get the fish off, and recovered my rig!  Sweet!  Now, if I can just recover the streamer and Bitsy Minnow that are tangled up on the cattails, and several flies that are either tangled on cattails or hanging on fish lips.

Views: 171

Comment

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Comment by Allen Morgan on July 13, 2012 at 3:55pm

I didn't measure any, but I'm pretty sure they were all in the 10 - 12" range, and nice and thick.

Comment by Tony Livingston on July 12, 2012 at 9:07pm

Looks like an awesome place to fish Allen! Good fish!

Comment by dick tabbert on July 12, 2012 at 9:03pm

Nice fish Allen great job. Looks like you got a variety of hybrids.

Comment by Jim Gronaw on July 12, 2012 at 8:57pm

Some of those hybrids are pretty big...any in the 10 inch range?

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Same Sunset Yesterday over the Albemarle Sound...North Carolina....1/23/2022

"Thanks Bruce.....we average about 5" a year but often we will skip it all…"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

The catchers

"For Gills and Pseeds  yes the 10th oz SP,Bruce. But for Perch, Bass and Pickerel,…"
Sunday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

The catchers

"I always to well with the smaller ones for pan fish."
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

"Right Bruce....I'm over it already, but Mother Nature rules......"
Sunday
John Sheehan posted a photo

The catchers

Ice spoons that caught Perch, Bass and Pickerel. Tipped with Salted Shiner Heads or Fathead…
Saturday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Tipping with Perch eyes in the group East coast Ice fisherman
"Using figers instead of Knife: How To Remove Perch Eyes For Bait - Bing video "
Saturday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

"Wow, I didn't know it got that cold down there. You might as well move to PA, hahaha."
Saturday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

Yes, it's coastal North Carolina.....happens every few years//
Saturday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Tipping with Perch eyes in the group East coast Ice fisherman
"Lindy Flyer and Rapala Jigging Raps are two Lures I have tipped with Perch Eyes to catch Bluegills…"
Friday
John Sheehan added a discussion to the group East coast Ice fisherman
Friday
John Sheehan commented on Wade Jones's group Crappie Crew
"16" 2# Nov.18 2021   "
Jan 19
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"The Floating Jig /Split Shot Rig with small piece of Hotdog or crawler piece. The …"
Jan 18
John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion ICE-ING GILLS BRAGGER BOARD in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"These three spoons were the catchers   Jan/Feb 2021 :1/8th oz. Slimfish/ ,1/5th oz. and…"
Jan 18
John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion ICE-ING GILLS BRAGGER BOARD in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"My two best from 2021. Spoons tipped with Salted Shiner Heads took them both.PB Perch was 14""
Jan 18
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"AMAZING RECORD CATCH : New State Record Cusk Landed in New Hampshire | Field & Stream…"
Jan 18
Bruce Tomaselli added 3 discussions to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
Jan 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"it's rough to have a long weekend and be grounded the entire time....but such is winter.....maybe next week I'll get a chance...."
Jan 17

© 2022   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service