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TIPS, HINTS N TRICKS FOR BETTER BLUEGILL

Start a discussion on any hint tip or trick that you would like to share to help the rest of us have a more productive and enjoyable day on the water fishing for our favorite targets. it could be something as simple as smart phone app, drift sock or something you heard at a fishing club. If you had this great idea years ago and is buried bring it up and copy the link to a new discussion and bring it to the surface.

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resources for reading 5 Replies

Was wondering if anyone can recommend a good book or two on pan fish in general. Needing to learn about habitats, seasons, behaviors and anything else that will help me become more informed on…Continue

Started by matt cook. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Dec 19, 2016.

Circle hooks…A "No-Brainer"! 8 Replies

Since I found out about these hooks a couple years ago (I may have an older post on this site),  these are the ONLY bait hook that I use now for panfish.  I used to hate it when a fish would swallow…Continue

Started by Jeff Soto. Last reply by Jeff Soto Dec 19, 2016.

Fishing Points App for Android

work in progress... description coming soon!Continue

Started by Slip Sinker Aug 8, 2016.

THE ONLY FISHING KNOT YOU WILL EVER NEED!? 9 Replies

i use this knot 100% of my fishing needs now... which includesdropshotting... a polomar knot replacementArbor knot replacementleader to fly lineleader to braidfloat stopper knotUni to hook or snap…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Gary Boysen Jan 17, 2016.

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Comment by Larry Langfitt on February 20, 2017 at 3:18pm

Those adjust-a- bubble fishing floats can be hard to get the line down though them,if the in breaks and you have to re-rig. I thought about this after spending 20 minutes trying retread one while fishing,The answer is really so easy that you all are going kick yourselves if you haven't already came up with answer.  Bread ties...you strip the paper off leaving a bare wire thread that up though the float or bobber and bend it over to crate a tiny hooks or eye slip your line into and pull 20 seconds and you are ready to put on the rest of your tackle. And back to fishing.You can also get as many as you in the produce department at your local Wal-mart or grocery store. I also raid the longer ones from the trash bag box. Good luck!!!!!!!

Comment by Jim Gronaw on December 21, 2015 at 7:34pm

Exactly...the Mid Atlantic often has winters where there is skim to 3 inches of ice on the water, and there is no one fishing for several months due to this 'prolonged' transition period that keeps you from fishing. I feel for you, especially with all those great small mouth catches late in the season you were making. Hope the ice tightens up in the north so folks can get out and fish safely.

Comment by Slip Sinker on December 21, 2015 at 10:51am

Jim... yeah those are some great numbers... and congrats on a great season!

the thing is transition periods on my lakes from soft/hard and hard/soft water takes up to 3 mos out of my year then 2-3 mos of ice where 1 out of 4 days your actually able to go out weather permitting. so yes number for for the northerners go down drastically between November and April. 6 mos of season with low numbers on avg.

last year I tried ice fishing... and was able to make a decent showing despite my physical conditions by fishing smarter by doing some upfront work during softwater season marking waypoints etc on potentially good winter spots. kept the waypoints close to the public access so easy on and off and close to the spots were key in keeping me in the game.

my greatest fear now is having transition ice for the next 4 mos.... ouch!

Comment by Slip Sinker on December 21, 2015 at 10:14am

David ... yeah that was my number one goal last year was to be more organized... and I seems like its getting there. kayak was on wheels with some equipment always on board to go in a moments notice... less preparation. less energy spent up front means more energy left to spend on the water.

I remember the days when we were kids my dad would get out his tackle boxes and spill it out on the table and us kids gathered around and cleaned and organized the tackle.

Comment by Jim Gronaw on December 20, 2015 at 9:26pm

If anything, my fishing time and volumne has increased, especially the past few weeks with such mild temperatures. I know that most guys are packing it away or prepping for ice fishing in the north country. But in the Mid Atlantic, a mild winter means fishing all winter long. We have caught and released over two-thousand bluegills and crappies since Nov 1, and they are calling for record highs on Christmas...

...gimme a rod!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 20, 2015 at 6:15pm
Winter is clean, organize and sort time!
Comment by carl hendrix on December 16, 2014 at 7:07pm

this is the time of year I do my boat maintance;; check batteries;; cables;   replace and lube bearings in trailer ; check wireing; lights on trailer and the boat  make sure everything is right before I use it again!!  ((  its also a good way to get out of honey - dos))!!!

Comment by dick tabbert on November 24, 2014 at 5:44pm

Don't know how much input I'll have I don't get out a lot anymore seems like that old adage kicks in use it or loose it. Lord knows and I know I have forgotten so much there are things people bring up that I did many moons ago but I just plain forgot about. Still if I can be of help hey here I am.

 

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