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I was fishing a western Illinois public strip pit and caught a big-for-me girl bluegill from the Fish Cat tube. l. I used a BPS 71/2 UL 4piece rod. (I think it is now discontinued). A 1/80 oz chart. / dk blue kiptail jig on a simple #8 jig hook I tied was tipped with a wax worm or salted shrimp. The reel is spooled with Cabela's Pro Line #4 mono.  I have grown fond of this reasonable priced quality line . I had forgotten the camera so had to wait till I returned to the van for a picture. I saved this one and it weighed in at 1.164 on the digital.  The fillets were large enough that a single gill was plenty for my evening meal. I have caught a few large gills but this was easily the thickest and only 10 1/4 inches.

EDIT to add the picture didn't come through. I'll check out my mistake

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Comment by Jim Gronaw on June 25, 2014 at 8:39pm

Outstanding fish, and congrats!

Comment by carl hendrix on June 21, 2014 at 11:44am

nothing wrong with that little gill!!   just need a few more of them!!

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on June 21, 2014 at 10:13am

PPPPPPRETTY FISH MICHAEL !!!!!

Comment by dick tabbert on June 21, 2014 at 8:21am

Gorgeous fish Michael.

Comment by Michael J. Searl on June 21, 2014 at 6:18am

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