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Nate Herman
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  • Peoria, IL
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Ice Fishing with Vexilar!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Brown Dec 27, 2008.

Largest Bluegill Ever Captured on Film!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by 10.5" RES Sharon Oct 23, 2010.

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What type of animal is a bluegill?
25 acre lake and a 3 acre pond.
We also intensively manage more than 1500 acres of water in Central Illinois!

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Managing for Bull Bluegills

Managing big bluegill



Bull Bluegill a rare breed indeed!

By Mike Pehanich

“One-pound bluegill!” cried my boyhood fishing buddy, Bill Auten. He had just returned from his aunt’s cottage at Camp Lake, Minnesota, and, with youthful zeal, we were already plotting a sales pitch to our dads to fish there together the following…

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Posted on June 22, 2012 at 8:58pm — 5 Comments

The rest of the ice fishing story



After we took the kids back inside to their mothers and their eventual naptimes, I headed back out with my mom and dad to try and figure out how to fill up a 5 gallon bucket full of them pesky little bluegills. The bluegill were hugging tight to the bottom (according to my good friend Vexilar) and werent moving around or interested in eating much. Typically when we… Continue

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 1:53pm

A Couple Ice Fishing Babes....

Literally. It wasnt but just a couple years ago and I was changing their diapers and rocking them to sleep. Now I am baiting their hooks, removing their fish, snapping tons of photos, and just having a great time fishing and exploring the outdoors with these gals! Yesterday we spent about an hour hiking down to the pond, drilling and scooping out numerous holes just for… Continue

Posted on December 20, 2009 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

My Ice Fishing Trip with Legend Dave Genz

Today we went fishing with the legendary Dave Genz, perhaps the best ice fisherman of all time. We also had the privilege of fishing with Tod Todd of midwestangling.com, a few other professional ice fisherman and Chef Todd Kent.



We were fishing a private lake north of Rochelle, Illinois. Words cannot describe what an amazing day this was! The wind was blowing 30 mph, the temperature was about 14… Continue

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

Today was IceFishing 101

Take a Teacher Fishing!



Today was icefishing 101. My fishing partner for the day was Luke Luginbuhl from Mackinaw. He is a good friend and physics teacher at Washington High School. The high for the day was about 9 degrees, and the only reason I ventured out was because this was the only day of his Christmas vacation that he had available.



So I told Luke not to expect too much as far as action is concerned, but that we would give… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:20am on April 5, 2013, John Sheehan said…

Nice input on the Hybrid BG/GSF article in In- Fisherman Nate!

At 6:33am on January 4, 2011, Alex said…
By the way, you can contact me via my email  emersonseafood@gmail.com. Thank you!
At 6:27am on January 4, 2011, Alex said…
hi, Nate. My name is Alex. i am a seafood wholesaler from NYC, i am wondering if you can supply live bluegills, crapies, goldfish to me?
At 5:47pm on April 14, 2010, Dale Fortin said…
i got your email. thanks for the info :-)
At 6:35pm on February 24, 2010, Nate Herman said…
What size and type of bluegill would you like?
At 6:31pm on February 24, 2010, Dale Fortin said…
i just sent you an email but id also like to know how much you'd make me pay for a gill if i were to buy one from you.
At 5:01pm on February 8, 2010, Dale Fortin said…
thats cool. maybe ill email you again with another question later. i would think it's frustrating to email back answers though in the busy months. ill try not to email you then.
At 4:03pm on February 8, 2010, Dale Fortin said…
i have found hbpondmanagement before. i have emailed someone from the site before about information on ponds. do you get the emails from hbpondmanagement?
At 1:49pm on September 13, 2009, klrbaer said…
I checked out your website and you guys do some cool work.
I also saw Rick Wiegands lake, and he says you guys are great help. Talk to you later.
At 9:10am on December 24, 2008, Sandbilly said…
I'm open to all questions. Not real good at getting around this board yet so give me some time.

Don Cox
Mullen Ne
 
 
 

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