Do you love big bluegill?
In the photo below is 3.25 hours of fishing a week ago.
Bait - maggot (spikes). Gear: cane pole & float. Public Pond 15 minutes from Chicago.
All fish were counted and released. BigBluegill.com members can get in on a little contest and the person closest to the correct total will win a set of panfish floats valued at $33. 8-pieces of new top secret Attack - finesse panfish tackle will be yours - if you can be the closest to the correct number of fish caught (including the one that hopped out for the picture - yes!).
Members get 1 guess, 1 number. The contest ends Cinco de Mayo and the winner will be announced on my radio show - MAY 7th.
Here are some clues:
1. My hand was killing me
2. The majority of this bag (95%) is made up of bluegills
3. I was the only one catching these
4. 7 fish were put back and are not pictured
5. yes that escapee counts to the total
6. One hook was used
7. It was a blast!
My radio listeners are eligible and if guesses come in, I will post their numbers here so that everyone can see numbers through the entire contest.
There will be a tie-breaker. The tie-breaker will be announced here and I will allow the people to guess involved in the tie-breaker.
Have fun- we will reveal the Secret Attack tackle the week after the contest as well... Revolution participants, you can then participate and get your hands on some of this at a BigBluegill.com 50% off discount. Sound good? I hope this is fun for all that participate and a little something to give back to the community of the best anglers in the world. Bluegill anglers.
Final call for entries - guess the number of fish caught in this bag tonight ( the answer will be revealed shortly)...
Once the answer is revealed- the contest has ended.
I have been out of town, fishing, teaching and ultra busy, but will catch up tonight.
I have more photos to post and 257 was the magic number so I will chase down 3 winners from the entries and I can say I believe they are all here on the BBG.com.
The prize chest grew thanks to a donation from David so the winner will have their choice of a float set -or- a really cool fishing tips video. This will be a tough choice as the float set is an "ultimate" gill-fishing set (the same ones I used to catch the 257 fish, as well as 311 fish & 205 fish in the last 3 times out).
I hope everyone had a little fun guessing - I will have more photos of recent outings to post tonight as well.
I noticed that my post was put in my blogs so if you were resourceful you found the answer but here is the answer. Did anyone have some fun guessing? And, yes, I did chum to attract and excite these fish- I would say it works (773 fish says it might work a little bit).
Also, I was out Saturday afternoon and a coldfront shut my fish down hard! While I did catch 205, I only caught about 8 in the final hour so I was on my way to a really good day when nature flipped their switch. Brrrr.
johnny, the contest was a blast had a great time with it. PS: that was a whole bunch of Bluegills..Thanks for the chance..My address is Vic Tankersley
5005 pitts ave
Anniston Al 36206
Thanks again Johnny
Vic - I must have been on blackout. I still have not heard from Steve Fleckenstein but I will pack up your float set and send it along [ holy delay Batman ]. I am so sorry for the delay but you will be expecting some brand new Bluegill floats from my tackle line NOW!
I thought people would email me but it is always good to check new posts!!
Sorry again fro the delay but it will be worth the wait. I just redid the fishing setup tip sheets!
Hey buddy how you doing i never got my Float Set I thought I gave you my address if not my fault if you have any floats left here's my address talk to you later by the way will you be at any other sport shows beside Rosemont next week let me know so i can let Fred know
6228 S. Komensky Ave
Chicago,IL 60629 Robert