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At 5:49pm on April 2, 2016, Richard Paul said…

Your fly tying is the craft of truly a Master Tyer! love those poppers! Im nutty for poppers!

At 4:42pm on April 2, 2016, Richard Paul said…

Hey thanks! She is 1996 Magnum running strong! Yea caught the whites in November. 2.78lbs and 2.45lbs. at 16 1/2 inches length. Probably in spring bumping 3lbs (:

At 11:06am on April 2, 2016, Richard Paul said…

Thanks Mr Tabbert for the welcome. Great great site! I'm just retired and interested in learning the best places to catch Big Bluegill and Red Ear! I'm on the right site fo-sho!

Best Regards!

Richard Paul

At 10:08pm on February 23, 2016, Bubba Palmer said…
Thanks for adding me to the group!! I just bought a house in Savannah, GA on a couple acre lake that I am told is loaded with big bluegill. I have always fished off and on growing up but never for pan fish. I am told they are a blast to catch and now that my children are getting old enough to fish I am so excited to take them!!! I have been catching bass one after another but need a few pointers on catching some big blues. I can't seem to find out any info on fishing for them before they bed in spring other than ice fishing and I don't get much ice down here. Any pointers would be appreciated!!! Spring will be great but I'm dying to catch some now.
At 9:38pm on February 23, 2016, Louis Daniels said…
Dick t. Thanks for the warm welcome, I don't fly fish, much, but. Use mainly nicro jigs, lots of flies to catch multi species ,while targeting panfish here in northern California. Crappie rods up to 14 feet are what I use from shore to whip 3 to 4 lb test line/jigs out. On boat I scale down. I wonder what is the ticket to send pics from my Android phone to this weds it as I have a few to show. Thanks louis
At 8:12pm on February 23, 2016, Rick Thomis said…

Dick, Thanks for the welcome!  I began fishing for bluegill over 50 yrs. ago with the fly

rod my Dad made for me. For the last 25 yrs, I have been flyfishing for trout primarily, but really want to get back to the warm water scene. I'm sure I will enjoy

this bluegill club,  Thanks again, Rick

At 9:21pm on February 19, 2016, Slip Sinker said…

no problem Dick! i enjoy doing it

At 6:04am on February 15, 2016, Gary Porter said…

Thanks for the welcome Dick,

I see that you fly fish. I fly fish also. I am a relative newbie to fly fishing, I started in 2009. If you have any tips or tricks you can share it will be appreciated and welcome. I fish mostly for bluegill, bass, Bowfin,, and pickerel. 

Thanks again,

Gary

At 4:01pm on February 10, 2016, Slip Sinker said…

this should put some ice on that pond!

At 10:12am on February 7, 2016, John Sheehan said…
At 12:23pm on February 5, 2016, Benjamin Walter Romine said…

Hi Dick,

I believe you are a Pflueger reel man. Would you have an opinion on paring a Pflueger Trion Spinning reel with a Pro Bass6' micro lite spinning rod for mostly bank fishing for bluegill? I have looked at the Pflueger President also but for the sake of economy, do you have an opinion on the Trion?

At 3:18am on February 4, 2016, Gary Boysen said…

Thanks, Dick. I feel the same way. I'm grateful for John turning me on the BBG. It's where I start my morning, catching up on all the info and adventures of the other members. Fishing is one of my passions and the sharing of this little community is right up my alley. Like minded guys doing what they love and passing on their discoveries. Glad to have you as a friend.

I made it out to Ohio for the first time last August. Unfortunately, I was unable to bring my fishing gear. A group of 8 buddies rented a van and we all headed out Rt.78 West for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then the Football Hall of Fame. It was a blast, but I was amazed at how many beautiful lakes and rivers I passed on the way. Made me wish I could stop and fish them all!! Next time...I surely will.

At 4:06pm on January 28, 2016, Robert Porter said…

Thanks for the warm welcome. Been chasing all varieties of our favorite critters for many years.

I live in Southern Indiana just a couple hundred yards off Patoka Lake which used to be a great panfish lake before gizzard shad was introduced some years ago. We now have lots of stunted fish making it hard to get enough fileting size to make a meal.

Fortunately we have many smaller lakes and lots of strip pits that are full of nice size fish.

Also fish Lake Barkley in Ky for those big old gills and redears that inhabit that great fishery.

Think spring everyone that is not ice fishing!

Robert "bob" Porter

At 8:52am on January 27, 2016, Gregory Pischea USMC Dr. Ret. said…

Hi Dick'

Thank you for your very kind email. Being along out here in the deeeeeep woods of Western Michigan and no TV or radio, its a bit lonely for this old great grandpa. but with spring just a short few weeks away, I busy gettiing  my grandsons and my three great grandsons earer to go fishing with their old daudy (grandfather).  We have our own ponds here on my horse ranch here in Western Michigan and my growing list of eager fisherman are truly looking forward in me taking them fishing in one of my special blue gill and large mouth bass ponds here on my ranch. i wish i knew how to send pictures of our record breaking blue gilld and large mouth bass, but i don't know how to add pictures to my text r and my grandchildren are Amish and are not fimiller with web stuff. if i send pictures it will have to be by snail mail and someone else can post the pic's for us.

luv for now

gregory usmc, ret

At 2:08pm on January 23, 2016, Benjamin Walter Romine said…

Dick,   Have been looking around at spinning rods and reels. What do know(and think about) the following;

   Rod:   Eagle Claw Featherweight in lengths 6.6',6',5.6' or 6' lengths

                      about $20.00 on Cabela's site

  Reels:   Shiamano Sienna

              Cabela's Fish Eagle

              Abu Garcia Cardinal S

              Okuma Safina Pro

              Shimano Syncopate  (has 'Quick- Fire II  one hand release)

                         All around $30.00 on Cabela's sight

Would appreciate your thoughts on any of these or others

At 7:32am on January 20, 2016, Benjamin Walter Romine said…

Jan.20, 2016

Hi, Dick

Thanks for the welcome to an ole Georgia boy who , believe it or not is an almost complete novice to bluegill fishing! Unlike the majority of the Forum members, I have a LOT to learn and ,while I look forward to it, you guys may regret having your, 'brains picked' at such basic levels !!

  I will post more to the main board. Thanks again for your welcome.

Best,

Walt Romine

At 8:21pm on January 16, 2016, Larry Hughes said…

where should I send the locations of my secret spots?  Are you going to the RENDEVOUX on KY lake?  I'll be there the week before so I can give you guys some recon which should help.

At 5:34am on January 12, 2016, Gene Leppert said…

Hi Dick,

Thanks for the warm welcome.  I am an avid fisherman for all species but love to catch big bluegill.  I used to manage small lakes and ponds for friends of mine many years ago and then work and life got busy.  I am about to retire and have time to fish more and work less.  Just dug a 1 1/2 acre pond on my son's property and love all the latest info on stocking  recommendations and bluegill strains. 

I am in the chemical business and spend a lot of time doing different types of water analysis.  Looking forward to creating the perfect pond full of big bluegill, readear and bass. 

 

At 10:24pm on January 3, 2016, J Prouty said…
Thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to learning a lot from you guys!
At 2:14pm on December 16, 2015, Thomas burns said…
Having just moved to North Carolina I was excited to find a place to fish for gills the size. Fished a lot for gills on lake Fork in Texas. But, never the size in this fisher. Used the same tactics applied here. Would like to know where and how to get to this fishery.
Glad I was accepted into the club.

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