Do you love big bluegill?
With pending bad weather for the Maryland early next week I took an opportunity to try my luck on Unicorn Lake. Launched the buggy and got under weigh just after 3:00 PM and went until Dark. Score for today was 3 Yellow Perch all around 10"-12", one 12"+ Crappie, 1 micro Bass, 1 12" Pike and about a dozen or so gills with two of them very nice ( one under 9" and one 9 1/2").
It took awhile to find them as I was just picking a fish here and there. Then just before sunset I dialed them in.
Nice report Ron...glad you got out for a little while!
You got some quality fish there Ron! My dad fished at Unicorn the year before he passed away and he and my brother nailed big gills there. That is an under estimated public lake that holds good fish. Congrats!
looks like a pack of 1" Gulp minnows in that crappie picture; is that what you caught all these fish on? if so, how'd you rig them? i've caught tons of fish on those things; thanks and nice fish and good luck next time
Nice catch Ron! Looks like a pretty good day!
NICE PICS RON and looks like you had a fine outing!!!!!!!!
Oh yea looks like a good time to me.
It was a good afternoon. I have been fishing a little in the saltwater, so it was good to hit a local lake.
Jason, I use the Gulp Alive 1" minnows almost exclusively. I rig them on a 1/32 or 1/64 oz. jig head. I suspend it under a foam torpedo bobber, cast it out, let it settle and then pop it back to the boat in short hatd jerks. They can't resist it.
"Pull-age" - oh, yeah!
Nice little commentary, Ron. I especially like the description of your methods with the 1" Gulp! minnow. To date, I've had dismal luck with them. Actually, dismal might be too generous a description.
But, I'm willing to try anything. I see what looks like chartreuse baits there - is that right? And do you care to elaborate on the sort of structure you fish them around?
It was a pack of Chartruese. I also like the colo Emerald Shiner. I usually fish around allot of downe trees and under overhanging trees. Is is important to move the bait in a jerking manner and stop frequently so that the bait slowly sinks. That's also why I use the lightweight jigheads (slow sinking).
My best slug of fish on this trip happened just after sunset. There was alrge mat of leaves and debris that had accumulated near the middle of the lake. It was 3 distinct matts about 12' long. I worked around those mats and caught about 14 or 15 fish. Most of them were dinks, but both large gills and 2 yellow perch came from there. On my 4' micro lite rod/reel it was a blast. The two gills actuall pulled my boat.
those Gulp minnows under a cork work great; i've caught fish in open water or around structure with them; if it swims it will eat a 1"Gulp minnow; the smelt color works great too along with the crickets
I've been tempted by the Gulp Alive Crickets, but haven't tried them. Do you have a particular color that you prefer?
color blindness henders me here, i get the "Green or Brown" ones; they work great