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Trent River

Water temps ranged from 46.7 to 49.8* F. Fish caught in 3-8' depth. Started fishing around 7:30 and probably didn't get a bite for about an hour or so. Just kept moving and finally found some fish.…Continue

Started Feb 5, 2017

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Troy Dorman commented on Jack Sandlin's photo
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fish 4

"We are behind here in Kentucky...it's been the coolest spring I can recall. Next two weeks should be good."
May 15
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jack Sandlin's photo
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fish 4

"I concur.......the late Full Moon and warm weather next week are colliding, it looks good for the last two weeks......congrats and safe fishing sir!"
May 13
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"Get em' Jack!   This cold snap has dropped our surface temps 10 plus degrees and dumped the creeks and rives.....I've kept detailed records and it's only happened this late on two other years since 1995.....I was in 80…"
May 13
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"Pretty banded  gill!"
May 13
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"This is a great box of crackers Jack.....you know your craft and water very well........."
May 13
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Several Nice Slabs Today Over 14"......4/10/2021

"Goof job Jeffrey. I've put the crappie rods away and began to chase the shellcrackers. Headed to Plymouth 4/14 for a couple of days. "
Apr 13
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Trent River 12/6

"Nice mess of black crappies."
Dec 7, 2020
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Trent River 12/6

"Thanks Jeffrey. The guys in that Albemarle Crappie Trail caught some really nice fish over the weekend. I may try and go up and fish with them on 1/2/21. They will pull the river out of a hat the night before the tournament. They seem to have a…"
Dec 7, 2020
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jack Sandlin's photo
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Trent River 12/6

"I love a nice box of "river" blacks!  Great job Jack....nice pattern and the puppy drum reminds us that you're fishing in brackish water......nice day.......we lost both days up here this weekend to the storm......"
Dec 7, 2020
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Trent River 12/6

"Thanks John. A red drum especially a small one is commonly referred to as a puppy drum in ENC."
Dec 7, 2020
John Sheehan commented on Jack Sandlin's photo
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Trent River 12/6

"Nice report !Good job catching .What's a Puppy Drum?"
Dec 7, 2020
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Trent River 12/6

Caught about 50 crappie , several gar, 3 bass and a small puppy drum. Water temp was about 51.7 at daybreak, and it got up to 54 the last place I fished. Used jigs and minnows, fished 4-7' deep. Fish were on the bottom early, and came up slightly as…
Dec 6, 2020
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Roanoke Shellcrackers

"Thats crazy and similar to here, Perquimans is still around 61 to 62, some five to seven degrees behind other rivers like Pasquotank(lower) and Yeopim just ten miles on either side.........As you well know it makes a difference and I'm glad you…"
May 13, 2020
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Roanoke Shellcrackers

"Thanks Jeffrey. I couldn't believe the difference in the water temps from Cow Creek to 3 Sisters. There was a legitimate 6 degrees and those creeks are not a mile apart, if that far.."
May 13, 2020

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Roanoke River Shellcrackers

We got into the Shellcrackers pretty good on the Roanoke River near Plymouth, NC.…

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At 5:20pm on February 1, 2017, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Welcome Jack........good to have more folks from North Carolina on the site........Do you fish Cape Fear?

At 10:16pm on January 22, 2017, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Jack to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 

 
 
 

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"Made a first light fishing trip, surface temps still high 80s…still managed 85 gills and four small largemouth fanning shorelines"
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Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"Thanks for the question Bruce…..Alligators were protected in Louisiana most of my childhood…"
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Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"Jeff, you ever go alligator hunting?"
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Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"You just have to be aware of your surroundings, alligators have been protected in South Carolina…"
Jul 20
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Cooper River Giant From A Few Summers Ago…….South Carolina

"Believe it or not, crabs 9 to 11 inches in the Low Country os South Carolina are very…"
Jul 20
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

"Just seems to be less watermen and waterwomen this season, that happens when the gas prices…"
Jul 18
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

"Is there a crab shortage now?"
Jul 18
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Crab Fishing on The Albemarle…..7/16/2021

"Prices are outrageous. I used to go to a place called the Hen House in Maryland. It was only 2…"
Jul 18
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Blue Gills And Blue Claws........6/7/2018

"I’ve caught blue crabs up to 11” point to point in North Carolina"
Jul 17
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This is a shot of the larger Crabs from Thursday.

"Crabs on ice to hold before cooking…."
Jul 17
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

"In this shot the cold crabs are getting ready to cook, not a problem….."
Jul 17
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"Giant alligator found my chicken….danger will rogers….."
Jul 17
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Spirit of the season.

"This is a pretty big pumpkin too…"
Jul 17

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