Do you love big bluegill?
OK...think about it, guys and gals...a high-end , national TV series that doesn't show redfish in the shallows, trout on the fly, or 270-pound bubbas skating 2 pound bass across the surface on 50-pound braid. Nope, none of that. Instead, we see darkwater Dixie swamps with Abney-like anglers poking here and there with the long pole, selectively harvesting some dandy coppernose, then releasing the brutes. We see Federico on a Texas gem, void of boats due to the late fall season, popping deepwater crackers and rediculous redbreast with refined skill. Another episode has Spoon Guru Bill Modica doing that deepwater, clearwater thing on magnum weight northern strain gills and pumpkinseeds. And check out Tony and those crazy big hybrids that he and the boys are catching ... they look like saucers with fins!
Then, the camera follows Walt Foreman, as he skillfully puts the finishing touches on one of his classic bluegill rods. Toss in Bruce slaying giants at Richmond Mill... that is, if he can keep the 4 to 6 pound bass off of his lures. Meanwhile...Jeff Soto and LedHed are using exacting techniques to get those repulsively rotund coppers and 'crackers at Perris and beyond, in a beautiful, desert setting. Then, we go north, and watch Bullworm jig up some monsters of the north through 20 inches of ice.
Finally, we'll sit down with Tooty and a couple other geezers, and spin some tales over the tying bench as one bluegill slayer after another comes off of his vise. Then...it's back to the real basics, and we watch a group of our children and grand children as Nathaniel DeLoach, Jeffrey Abney and myself haul a bunch of kids around and get 'em going on gills.
Maybe, from time to time, we'll do a show on yellow perch, hang out with John Sheehan and his bluecollar panfishing and soothing guitar licks as a post trip treat. How about that young upstart, Jacob Hill? He would embarass the most of us with his angling skill. And we can't turn down a float tube trip with Jen and Greg as they long pole it for gills and crackers on the prairie waters.
NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A TV SHOW TO ME! ' PANFISH NATION' HERE WE COME!
have to pass on that to. Had to watch all that stuff cause my dad was addicted to it. Never want to see another one.
Hey Tooty...how 'bout a weekly feature...'Dinasaur Corner' or 'Geezers in Paradise' at the end of each show, with ancient words of wisdom...that holds true to this day...from all our senior members...cool, huh?
Dick come to think of it now I hated the Welk show when it was on cause my folks made me sit and watch it every week when he was on. Ponderosa too !!!!! Did you know there are still reruns of Lawrence Welk on now and I watch em for a while till it gets too goofy for me and turn em off when the supervisor here , JANE, says put something else on PPPPPPPPPlease so I do.
Oh yea I'm sure she uses that p word.
Why not look at this problem in reverse. How do you drive traffic to warrant a WFN spot. Given the amount of talent on this site why not start a BIG BLUEGILL channel on You - Tube. Rotate a 10 minute presentation per week and in six months you will have about 8 to 9 25 minute shows with built in view counts.
How would you like to take that to WFN to pitch. No cost other then sweat equity
JOE YOU MIGHT BE ONTO SOMETHING HERE !!!!!!!! IF there was a constant following you would think someone would mention to a big guy like Dance, Lindner , or someone !!!!!!!!!
Look at Your Tube and type in big bluegill. Some of these videos have over 50,000+ hits. People connect with bluegill, just need to give them new material and be consistent in it's delivery.
Question is are we ready to deliver
Lindner already has heard this idea, as noted previously, via one of his execs, via me. January 3rd to be specific.
That's really a good idea but limited to BBG not the public unless there were some kind of way to get the word out but the price is right
If you put Dick ,David and Carl on it it would almost be like the Hee Haw show
How right you are a bunch of old geezers talking and saying nothing that would make absolutely no sense to anybody not even the 3 in question. Be like me taking you fishing forgetting the rod, reels and bait all in one a the worst thing is I would forget why I got up in the first place.