Richard. I too have just joined up with Ken, and look forward to picking his and others brains on this subject. It is one that I use now, and really enjoy my gill fishing more. It has been many years since I was up in Gaylord, having one of the famous "Wet Burittos" at the local bar up there. Always wanted to fish the Au Sauble river there in Grayling also.
Collectively, I call my jigs 'RiverCritters'. But I have some patterns that I have named, like the Dixie Crickets, Triple S ( small stream smallmouth), Pink Things, Jimmy's Skinny Minnie and others...all based on forage size and color for the targeted species. I don't tie for money, just to catch fish, and all are welcomed to duplicate and improve on the patterns I tie.
Hey Dick! Good to here from you! Brrrr.......Went out to Cornwall early this year! If you get a chance check out Jeff Rautio facebook pag. Great pictures lots of fun. We talk a lot about our Bud Harry! Put 5 nice Bluegill dinners in the freezer after have several fresh ones too. Been catching nice gills in our lake you must come out this summer and doing a little fishing and we can catch up! Have been putting 10-11" in the boat at our house. Lots of fun on a quiet private non stocked lake!!!! Talk soon! Dan
Welcome Richard to fishing electronics. I started this site after seeing my system had so many functions I wasn't aware of. Our electronics of today have so many function most of us are not aware of. I started this group to bring it to our attention not only what our unit can do but being able to do it. I hoping this group will help to simplify our use of electronic to help us to better come acquainted with our individual units. The group is for all any input will be great.
I would be honored to be on your friends list and please feel free to contact me anytime. I may not have all your answers but I will answers your questions if possible. We both have common interest we may or may not be the same in the way we pursue it but the bottom line is we both love to fish although our methods may differ and that is one reason I and you will enjoy the site, we can learn off of each others different ways and increase our knowledge base. Richard I want to set the record straight it is not my web site I try to welcome all new people and let them know what the site has to offer. I'm on the computer a lot because of an unforeseeable situation I have to deal with at home. I love to fish but don't get out hardly at all because of my situation at home most anybody on the site will try to answer any question you may have. You might be amaze at all the different answers you might get from that one question not everybody here is the same and fishes the same. Bottom line I will be your friend.
Unfortunately Richard I have not tried the YO ZURI SNAP BEANS LURE. I cast out small jigs 99 percent of the time. I do have some smaller Bluegill cranks but unfortunately I seem to always come back to my comfort zone and pick the small jigs. I'm sure like everything else they have there place and do work well at certain times. I do fish southern Michigan clear water lakes and have excelled with small 1/16oz and 1/32oz jigs with 1 1/2 twister tails. Sorry I could not help you but I know there is probably some people in Big Bluegill that may have used them. The best way would be to post it on the Forum one of our many tools out there for us to use. Good luck and GOOD FISHIN......
Welcome Richard to Big Bluegill. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S,and the bestPHOTOESyou can find anywhere on the internet.Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.
What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.
We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Blue Gill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some braggin rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.
Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.
We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..
Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..