Do you love big bluegill?
Name is Brian R. Brennan and I am a diehard ultra light lure angler from New Jersey, I Target all kinds of species bluegills are near the top of the list. I have a serious tackle addiction, use G. Loomis rods matched to Daiwa ultra light reels from Japan. I have tried so many other reels that let me down and so the Japanese imports. I mainly fish lures like the Berkley Power grub, Charlie Brewer Slider grub, Bass Pro Shops Spring grub and Stanley Wedge tails. I rig them in either 1/16oz or 1/8oz Lunker City ultra light jigheads. I am also a fan of small crankbaits and minnow baits. To many to list. LOL.
I fish from a Ranger 619VS multi species boat with a Evinrude 200 Etec H/O. I also have a older model Tracker Pro Guide 16. I got it for free and refurbished it. I live to fish and it makes my job as a police officer easier to handle. I enjoy talking about fishing almost as much as doing it.
I have spent quite a few days lately on a local 50 acre pond that has a huge population of gills, crappie and LM Bass. Today was the best day so far. 101 gills, 8 LM Bass and one crappie. Lures used were power grub in Melon Pepper, Slider grub in Watermelon/Chartreuse, Kalins grub in Arkansas Shiner and a Rapala coundown size 01 in Hot muddler.....Awesome day on the water. All fished released to fight another day.
Brian R. Brennan
I was just informed by my better half that my introduction made me sound like an elitest tackle snob! Believe me that was not my intention at all. I have a problem that demands high end gear but I just love fishing for panfish. So please don't be turned off by the gear. I enjoy hearing about crickets and red wrigglers under a float too. I am just a big fan of artificals, i hope i did not turn anyone off.
As others have mentioned, this site is a great resource for freshwater fishing information. I have learned a lot about not only bluegill but a host of other species.
I am also a jig and ultralight addict and will look forward to hearing about fishing in NJ.
I sadly use very high end reels imported from Daiwa Japan. So when they need service I have to fed ex them to Japan. I have used Fairfield Tackle in the past and I bet they still do an amazing job. I know the Ringwood area well, my sister used to live in Franklin Lakes and I have fished Greenwood Lake for many years. Maybe we could go panfishing there together one day.