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Just got back from my visit to northwestern Pennsylvania and fished with a group of crappie and bass fishing experts at the 2014 Pennsylvania Crappie Camp, organized and set up by PA outdoor writer Darl Black. Great time, great people and great fishing in this part of the state. Here's the short version...
We had 5 boats in the water from Monday thru Thursday, with writers and crappie tourney pros and local experts fishing Pymatuning, Shenango, Conneaut and then Ohio's Mosquito Lake.…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments
As per request of BBG members, I will try to post the article from my files about our recent trip to the rivers of the Albermarle. This appeared in this Sundays issue of the Carroll County Times...one of the regional column I do on fishing in the Mid Atlantic region.
Here are the photos with the text...…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:15am — 5 Comments
Ok y'all, this will be a quick hit opener on the stats I have on quality bluegill waters in my region, as I am still reviewing the numbers as this blog will progress. But for now, here are some interesting statistics I have accumilated over the past 12 years concerning bluegills in my regional, or 'home' waters.
Of the 112 lakes/ponds that I have fished over the past 12 years, the number of lakes that have produced 8 inch or better sized bluegill ( my personal minimum for 'quality'…Continue
Posted on October 5, 2013 at 8:23pm — 5 Comments
Okay y'all...here we go! First, fillet about 15 quality sized gills ( 8-9.5 inches), skin them, and check thoroughly for bone removal. Put a pot of water on medium heat and add the fillets, bringing the pot eventually to a slow boil. As the pot heats up, occasionally stir the fillets, as they will break down and flake nicely.
Next, drain the fish meat thoroughly in a…Continue
Posted on September 29, 2013 at 6:57pm — 10 Comments
Just a quick blog for those who want to remove the pinbones from their bluegill fillets. In the pic below, the fillet has been started and the top of the ribcage is exposed...
At this point simply lift the fillet by peeling it back with your thumb. With cold fillets ( fish that have been on ice) the pinbones will remain intact to the ribs as you peel. You can lay the…Continue
Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments
Very good talking to you Jim, it was good to catch up, time flies as it”s been seven years since you visited for a fishing weekend back in 2014….we need to do it again soon….
TO ONE OF THEGREATEST GUYS ON BBG------------ HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM !! REALLY WISH I HAD KNOWN SOONER;; WOOULD HAVE SENT YOU SOMETHING !
Yes, Happy Birthday Jim !
Hope you had a good time then Jim !
Hey Jim , you involved in this show at all?: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/
How far is Harrisburg from you ?
Wow, thanks Jim. Great new spots to check out. I really appreciate the tips. Hope to see you along the way one of these days. Once school lets out in June I'm really looking forward to a road trip or two to investigate some of these honey holes.
Hey Jim I decided before my senior year of high school I'd make the really really difficult decision to not come on the site for a while. I had a lot of work to do between work and school and college applications that I just needed to focus on that stuff for a while. I still got out and fished a bit but I've really missed seeing your guys catches and most of all talking fishing with all of the extremely knowledgable people on the site.
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