Do you love big bluegill?
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Probably a few hundred bluegill went into growing this hulk, so maybe that counts?
I was doing my usual thing, walking a jig with short cranks under a bobber. The bait was a little more aggressive this time: a three-inch storm shad instead of my…Continue
Posted on September 29, 2014 at 8:17pm — 10 Comments
I had a surprise this week at 4 Mile Run in northern Virginia! My most common bait is a curly tail grub under a bobber. Pretty good with bluegill and crappie, plus occasional yellow perch and bass.
But two nights ago I was working it just off the bank, and it seemed to snag up. Next thing I know, I'm hauling in a two-foot channel cat. The weight of the fish straightened the hook as I was trying to get him out of the water, and he got away.
It's such a cheap, simple rig, and I…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments
I caught this on a solid-body tube jig. It was a female, and its abdomen was kind of deflated so I guess it already laid a bunch of eggs.
Sorry, not a great selfie shot, but you can see it's longer than my hand.
I also caught a couple of these green fish on the same bait.…
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 6:40pm
Last week I cleaned a crappie (one of the two in my recent picture) that was riddled with these parasitic worms. Tonight I cleaned another with the same condition. The web calls them the 'big red worm' and says thorough cooking makes the meat safe to eat, and that makes sense.
Have you guys ever seen these in bluegill?
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 7:50pm — 11 Comments