Hey Allen, I know of some good fishin holes and what makes one 'favorite'??? Having ideal weather conditions, fresh bait and a sharp knife. I enjoy fishin live or organic bait with ultra lite tackle 2lb. line. Sometimes using a flyrod or even like Huck-Finn and use a piece of river cane. Although, jigs, spoons, spinners and plugs can be found in my box.
Thanks for the welcome. First full day on this site, I already enjoy what I've seen and read. I see you are a fellow Tennesseean (GO VOLS)
Titans maybe Superbowl Champs this year, I will be fryin Gills for the Game mmmmmm.....
Sorry to say that I have no pictures of the large Bluegill. I was fishing at Ketona Lakes by Birmingham Alabama in 1958 with my uncle and some of his fishing buddies. The good old boys from Alabama fished for fun and table food. I baited with a red worm on some very light test line and threw the line into the very clear water. I was using a cane pole and a quill for a bobber. This was the type of fishing that was done in this part of the country. The group that I was with caught many good size Bluegills that day but mine was the biggest. No one had a camera with them, so on the way from the lake we stopped at a local gas station to buy some gas. They sold groceries and had a meat scale and my Uncle Bob ask the attendant if they could weigh my fish. I assume that the scale was close to being accurate, the Gill weighed at 2 pounds and 9 ounces. Uncle Bob brought all of the fish home that day and cleaned them so that my Aunt Mae could cook them for our supper. I will never forget that summer in Birmingham Alabama that I spent with my Uncle Bob and Aunt Mae. I still have the memories of that great summer as a young boy learning how to fish and spending quality time with loved ones.