Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

I love to be on the ice. Went from siting on bucket..canvas tent..wood hut..popup tent and now that I am 67 enjoy sitting on the bucket with no gloves and catching gills. I do love my vexilar. But at times like today when so many fish were lighting it up but only a few were hungry I realize that they will still be there another day for me to enjoy.

Views: 299

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

tony ... i had a pretty decent day out on the ice with 13 fish including a bonus 15.3 inch LMB. first ever from the ice. fishing micro lights tungsten in about 15 ft of water. had a blast.

i found a new nice little lake last summer with easy on and off access. i have everything in one little sled. keeping it simple.

Yep thats me assimple as possible. Even lately I watch were other guys have cut holes and just spud them open to fish. I fish a small 32 acre lake thats 35' deep. Some days I catch as many 11" to 12" bass as I do gills. Fun on light Frabill rod and reel. The rod is like a noodle and both the gills and bass put up a good fight. No fishing today was painting the bedroom. I'll be back next monday. I stay off the lakes on weekends.

My ice fishing season consisted of two days this year. Probably won't see safe ice again till next season. Bummer!

On the plus side, I'm pleased to see what I think is an upturn, or increased interest in ice fishing here on the forum. I've harped and preached about it's virtues for so long, talked gear and tactics, methodology, safety. I'm glad that there are more anglers getting out and having a go at it.

my dad tried to get me into ice fishing when i was a kid... but i just didn't get it... but with todays electronics i am now totally in it. i just need to reduce the repetitive bending somehow and i could probably get out their and stay longer

where do live that you only get a coupe of days to ice fish?

Our ice is 12" to 15" thick on most lakes. Usually I would be driving out. But we have  had lots of ups and downs with temps and rain. Season will also be shorten by the weather. Good luck fishing.

Southern Indiana. I've got open water right now, never got over 4.5" of ice at its best this season, and it lasted for two outings. It can be 20 degrees here one day, and 50 the next. Hard to make safe ice that way.

Good fishing to you also!

Sorry to hear that, Tony. We actually have plenty of safe, 5 to 7 inch hard ice on the Mason Dixon, but I'm here with a neck brace and tying jigs. Would love to be able to hit any number of local spots.

oh yeah while on the ice today i talked with an older gent and asked them how they were doing on the fish... later the old gent came by my area i was fishing to see how i was doing and what i was using. i ended up sharing some mustache worms with him... he thanked me and he pulled his tackle box out of his jacket to secure the worms... it was a Sucret box... i havnt seen one of those since i was a teenager... talk about simplicity!

hey crazy goofy;; you need to meet David Eitius;; join in on his;; pond bums forem;; and his;; old farts club  ;; bet you will fit right in!!

We've all kinds of ice here in n/e Ohio, 12-14 inches and building with days on end of below freezing temps with single digit and below zero nights. Rat Finkees in a 6 or 8 size work well for just about anything. Remove the sleeve and slide on a waxie. I like to open the hook about 5 degrees and file down the barb . A number 12  Moon-Glo jig tipped with a mag works very well when things get finicky. The redears love 'em. Some guys go micro, micro with 14, 16, and even 18 size scud patterns. Some even go with smaller spade end style hooks.

Just wondering, has anybody tried those Reel Weeds? The vids look impressive. Can't say I've tried them, however I figure if they'll attract and hold fish that would minimize cuttin' and runnin'.

Steve I am a pretty plain ice fisherman. 1/32 jig with wax worm. And when I go over to the St Criox river on the Minnesota /Wisconsin. Plain #10 treble hook with minnow for jumbo crappie.

Now why would a young guy like me fit into an old farts club. I only tell fish stories to anyone that will listen. I try to get my morning coffee guys to try my nightcrawler cupcakes ( and not one made with gummy worms). See I am just your normal crazy( granddaughters nickname) goofy (grandsons nickname) and well a------- (wifes nickname) Thanks I will have to meet David.

RSS

Latest Activity

John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Assuredly a quality Trout! Again, it happens we catch a Trout in July high temps that is Un…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Home from holiday rest and relaxation on the OBX….did get in a quick trip on the morning of the 4th….man it’s hot everywhere…."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Looks like a quality trout….nice job on this one…."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

Julyjohnbass1726

"Very nice bass on the crank bait……hope you and your family had a relaxing holiday…"
yesterday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"This Classic,' Imp Klicker' was the ticket for an outside weed line suspended 2# Bass in…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

JulyTroutGreg2131

"Took a no name spoon made in Korea, about the size of a 1/4 oz. Dardevle Spinnie."
Jul 3
John Sheehan posted photos
Jul 3
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"I can't remember the name of that one. It's been so many years since I fished them."
Jul 2
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"Hey Bruce! Thanks for the great post. I love this Lure Nostalgia. I see several Rebels, a Rapala,…"
Jul 2
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's group Lure History
"I haven't fished these lures in over 35 year so they have to be antiques. I can't…"
Jul 2
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Bluegill in Trouble on a Local River……6/30/2024

"Yes Bruce….I was pondering going to their weigh in but the heat index was like 105 so I…"
Jun 30
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Jun 30
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Bluegill in Trouble on a Local River……6/30/2024

On a river ten miles west of me….these guys caught a five fish limit of 31 pounds and a big fish of…
Jun 30
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

sweet pseed and very aggressive

"All things fishing are interesting to me…..I follow the North Carolina Wildlife Resources…"
Jun 30
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
Thumbnail

sweet pseed and very aggressive

"Interesting, are there also Red Breasted Sunfish in that creek? Another small (at least the ones I…"
Jun 30
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Only Bleeding Tail on a Gill Today….6/29/2024

"I’m very fortunate that North Carolina stocks them throughout the state and our population…"
Jun 30
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Only Bleeding Tail on a Gill Today….6/29/2024

"Hey Bruce thanks for the question……the RedEar Sunfish..a.k.a. Shellcracker, lake…"
Jun 30

© 2024   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service