Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Well, I don't know what the heck is up with the giant Red Ears. Really starting to get concerned that they spawned deeper / elsewhere :-( Because I have yet to find a bedding area where I could really whack them.

 

I did scrape out a few good Gills though. This one was 12 1/4" long, and weighed 1.7 lbs..... and it fought so hard, for so long, I was just sure it was going to be a bass :-) But to my pleasant surprise ;-)

 

 I thought the sky looked really cool today..... Beautiful weather too :-) Like 80 degrees, with a 5 mph breeze :-)

 Took this shot of my truck and boat at the lake last week. My two babies ;-)

 Not the best photo quality, as I actually took this shot from about 15ft away, with my 400 F5.6 lens, then cropped it a little. But I think its kinda' cool anyway....

 

Peace,

Fish

 

 

Views: 556

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Sensational fish Chris...and congrats!

I see what may be a twinge of redear sunfish in this giant... a slight crescent edging on the lower portion of the eartab and darker blotches on the lower cheek of the fish...both redear traits. Barring is not as distinct as with pure bluegills, but then the lighting could be a factor here as well.

Regardless, this is an absolute 'stunner' of a fish! Congrats again! Could you run a pic of it on the photos board so we can feature?

Nice solid fish Chris and the pictures keep them coming.

Nice work Fish.....Cool pics and a nice Gill.....

Nice fish.  I bet the fight was a good one.

Right on :) Much thanks to all of you guys. Yea', that was really fun :)

 

Hey, I almost forgot about this shot, that I took with my other camera. Their were a pair of them.... I hope they are a breeding pair... ?

 

 

Peace,

Fish

I agree with jim, crazy hybrid.

 A 4 1/2 lb. Redear is coming my way to be turned into plastic. It was caught south of you and are bedding.

 I'm guessing next week should be good for you.

Nice rig and love the photographs!

Tim, great guess ! :-)

Your posting this, was one of the things that helped to keep my confidence up..... Then the Asian guy who said, "2 more weeks"... 2 weeks ago..... Then my fisheries biologist buddy, who told me everything was running late....

 

But now that I've got a few RE's, I am SOO confident they will be up thick next week, and I'm going to be on them ! ;-)

 

Thanks again for keeping me hopeful :-)

 

Peace,
Fish

Actually the shot of the dragonfly is VERY cool.

Excellent catch, and beautiful photos!

NICE GILL MAN

RSS

Latest Activity

dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0194

"Thanks to everyone."
5 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0194

"Thanks Jim."
5 hours ago
DAVID L EITUTIS commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

Black Beetle

"NICE LOOKING BUG DICK........."
6 hours ago
DAVID L EITUTIS commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

2lbs and 1lb10oz

"WOW NICE ONES BUDDY......."
6 hours ago
DAVID L EITUTIS commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0194

"NICE PERCH BUDDY......"
6 hours ago
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Lure Histories in the group Lure History
"You bet Jim! I thought that was cool too!  "
7 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"Welcome Jim Cosgrove! Hope you enjoy the group !"
7 hours ago
jim cosgrove commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0194

"Your pond Dick?Nice fish."
9 hours ago
jim cosgrove joined John Sheehan's group
9 hours ago
jim cosgrove replied to John Sheehan's discussion Lure Histories in the group Lure History
"Thanks for sharing John.Especially how he came up with the name."
9 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

2lbs and 1lb10oz

"Beauties Troy!"
Sunday
Troy Dorman posted a photo
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Thumbnail

2lbs and 1lb10oz shellcracker

"Great cracker daily double! Congrats Troy….."
Sunday
dick tabbert commented on Troy Dorman's photo
Saturday
Troy Dorman posted a photo
Friday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Lure Histories in the group Lure History
"This year my old Rattle Traps have been catching again in the 3",1/2 oz, and 3,5",3/4oz…"
Friday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"The Rattle Traps over the windy flats have called Fish up and done well. 2 mid sized and two…"
Apr 18
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"Here are some Classic Baits I've thrown this Year (2024) so far.  "
Apr 18
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"Here are some Classic Baits I've thrown this Year (2024) so far.  "
Apr 18
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"Here are some Classic Baits I've thrown this Year (2024) so far.  "
Apr 18

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service