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Coldwater/Warmwater Bluegill

Being a fisherman from southern California, where is rarely gets under 40 to 50 degrees in the dead of winter, why do the Blue gill in our lakes here stop biting when we have this cool weather? It is Very hard to even locate them! Most of the lakes and ponds in the northern states freeze over from freezing temperatures, yet you have great Bluegill fishing through the ice. Cold water is cold water, no matter where it is right? Well, Bluegill are Bluegill in any area too right? So how come us… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 7:26pm — 12 Comments

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At 7:04am on February 22, 2011, Johnny Unn said…
sup jeff lets do perris team pan fish style i cant wait to slay i just put an order on my new tube just so i can do it this summer
At 4:27pm on November 20, 2010, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey Jeff...we weighed several fish on a Mainstays Digital Kitchen scale that weighs to the 1/100 th of a pound. We had two fish that were right on the 2 lb mark with just a smidge over.We were on a boat and couldn't perfectly level the scale, so it was good enough for me. Several others, many others, went from 1.5 to 1.85 lb. region.

From what I have seen, the fish in Perris are the heaviest per skeletal length I have ever seen or heard of, surpassing the Richmond Mill gills routinely for relative body weights. I caught a 12 incher down there on a #3 Mepps that did not reach the 2 pound mark.
At 10:51pm on September 30, 2010, Michael Murphy said…
Hey Jeff I saw a thread with you saying you could give someone a recommendation on a mount (this would be a fish I caught in 1992 I have a bad picture) but I do have measurements...this means a lot to me, being the biggest Bluegill I've caught and I was eleven at the time :) any help would be appreciated. Thanks
At 6:12pm on September 25, 2010, James Micheal Landrum said…
Jeff the Taxy that mounted my fish is a local young lady here in our little south Georgia town. She's done a Crappie for me also and he's awsome also!!
At 5:38am on September 9, 2010, Johnny Unn said…
i cant remember why there was so much blood
At 11:43am on June 29, 2010, Jim Gronaw said…
Hey Jeff...are you guys getting some of those fish on Sonny's, 'Ledheds' jigs? We just traded some out with each other and I am having good success with some of his patterns...they are excellent!
At 4:43pm on May 9, 2010, Jim (Ike) Isaac said…
Ike works best. That was my first trip to DVL. All the panfish we caught were small like the one in the picture. If you want bull gills, go to Skinner or Parris, both are not very far from DVL. We were up there after catfish.
http://sdfish.com/index.php/forum/freshwater-reports/86864-diamond-valley-lake-5/7/10-pics.html
At 7:12am on February 9, 2010, Jeremy R. Mayo said…
http://bigbluegill.com/photo/stumpknocker-april-262009-lil?context=user

Here is one we caught last spring in his full breeding colors! Here you can see why they call them red spotted sunfish!
At 8:37pm on December 8, 2009, Chris Salmon said…
hi jeff. If you ever want to fish perris, Skinnerd or DVL for those nice gills let me know. I drive trucks across country so, i'm rarley home, but keep in touch.
At 7:09pm on October 29, 2009, Tim Overbaugh said…
Thanks Jeff, Just glad we could iron it all out. I really like the pictures you post. I wish I could catch a bluegill as large as some of those!
 
 
 

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