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We had a blizzard rolling in yesterday and I got out to jig up some panfish and bass through the ice.  We caught Largemouth, Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, and Pumpkinseed and I extended my streak on bass to 24 consecutive months.  Highlight of the day was this 10 3/4" Bluegill that I jigged up out of about 12' of water.  It hit a Gitzit Micro Tough Guy tipped with a waxworm.  A thrill for me as even 10" Bluegill are not very common in CT. 

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Wow, what an impressive fish!  Anybody would be proud of that!  Definitely beats my best through the ice.  Looks like an extra-special prize with the bluegill/redbreast genetics.  Definitely a feature!
Thanks, Bruce.  I see some of the amazing fish posted on this site and its nice to occasionally catch a fish that fits in with this crowd. 
Beautiful catch Mike !I was out yesterday too on my hometown small lake(Cupsawlk,Ringwood NJ) and catching YPerch and Gills in 12'-15' of water.Nothing like this big Gill! Fanatastic .What lake ?
That is simply a spectacular trophy fish! Period!
Wow!

CT DEP says its a Bluegill-Redbreast Hybrid.  Thanks for all the comments. 

Mike,

 you give hope to the hopeless mate...Great catch, from snowy CT...Cheers!

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