Im sixteen years old. Ever since ive been little ive been an avid fisherman. Growing up spending hours on our boat panfishing with my dad. Actuallly i still do. But this past summer is what really changed things for me. My friend and i snuck into a local retirement home pond one hot summer day and started fishing with ultra lites and some night crawlers. We were pretty successful. Then came back the next day. and the Next. Spending hours a day catching fish and getting chased out. (No trespassing). This kept going on all summer. But we added by fishing all the local ponds. Spending hours hiking through the woods looking for ponds my dad fished when he was my age. Catfishing and bass fishing from eleven till three in the morning. What i soon realized as the summer came to an end and back to school was coming is that this was the best summer of my life. Because of fishing. I fished almost everyday that summer. And enjoy every last cast. I caught every species i could around me. From bullhead to gills to northern pike to large mouth to crappie to channel cats.
But what i remember the most was catching monster redear sunfish and gills at a local pond . More than the northerns more than the giant cats.
Then i found this site. My obsession grew even more. Going to basspro everytime i saw a new lure or jig someone on this site recommended. Gills have always held a special place in my heart from when i was little and this site has only helped this grow.
Id like to thank everyone on this great site so much for teaching me more about monster gill fishing.
I sincerely appreciate it.
Your fellow gill fisherman,