Thank you Maurice I would be honored to be a friend on your friends list. Any time I can help please jump in and ask away. If I don't know the answer we'll find it out some how some where or if you just want to talk feel free I love to talk especially fishing.
Hey Maurice relocating to North Carolina will serve any bluegill fan well.......I catch gills year round but the winter is slow in comparison.......April to November are all solid in the tidal waters...........North Carolina Lakes are respectable panfish destinations but are over crowded in my opinion..........Santee Cooper is a enjoyable place and I normally visit family there once a year.......the fishing has gotten more commercialized there over the years but shellcrackers of a lifetime still wait on the patient and determined angler. Look me up when you get to Charlotte and we'll make some noise!
A commonly stocked shrimp in the pond management world is the PK shrimp....Palaemonetes Kadiakensis, or the Mississippi Grass Shrimp. I personally know of ponds scattered from Texas to Nebraska that have thriving colonies of these guys. Exceptional natural forage.
Like Tony and LOFR stated, grass shrimp of many kinds are in a variety of waters, nationwide. Most Atlantic slope tidal and brackish flows on the Eastern Coast have an abunbance of what is known as the 'daggerblade' grass shrimp and that is what a lot of us try to duplicate with some of our jigs. But they seem to work equally well in inland freshwaters too.
Cool, Jonesboro is a good place, My grandparents lived right outside Mt Vernon Arkansas, and grew up fishing on Lake Conway , and yes you are in the middle of some good fishing. I have met some great people here on this website, You will have fun here . I have always wanted to fish some of the Lakes at Hurricane Wildlife Refuge, I fish with a fly rod , porcupine quills and crickets may I can meet you down there one weekend. LOFR , pronounced Lofer .
Welcome Maurice to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. 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 best PHOTO'S you 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 Bluegill 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 bragging 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..