Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Rob Hilton
  • North Palm Springs, CA
  • United States
Share

Rob Hilton's Friends

  • DAVID L EITUTIS
  • Jeff Soto
  • jason grimm
  • Johnny wilkins
  • Chris Salmon
  • JBplusThuy
  • Bill "Musky" Modica

Rob Hilton's Groups

Gifts Received

Gift

Rob Hilton has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Rob Hilton's Page

Profile Information

What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
California

Rob Hilton's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

At 11:52pm on July 27, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob:
The article I wrote on fly fishing Lake Perris is in Southwest Fly Fishing magazine
Jan/Feb 2015
To buy it online, go to www.matchthehatch.com and click on Southwest, then shop, then back issues

At 9:46pm on July 21, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob,
I use an intermediate (not sink tip) line. The whole line sinks at a constant rate, so the line stays pretty straight. If you add a bit of weight to the fly (I wrap some lead wire to the hook when I'm tying it) you can get the fly to sink pretty deep.
My favorite intermediate line is the Cortland Clear Camo. It's a clear intermediate line that sinks at about 1.5 inches per second.
For Lake Perris I use a tapered fluorocarbon leader, chop a litle off the end, then tie on about 4 to 5 feet of fluorocarbon tippet. With all the submerged vegetation I usually don't go below 8 pound tippet. My leader is usually about 12 feet long. Lately I've been fishing with a 6 weight rod.
I wrote an article a few years back for Southwest Fly Fishing magazine with tips and techniques for fly fishing Lake Perris. If you're interested I can send you a link.
Regards,
Bob Gaines

At 12:24am on June 29, 2018, Bob Gaines said…

Hi Rob, I'm using a slow sinking intermediate line (that sinks about 1.5 inches per second) in the east end (from lot 11/12). Before the lake rose I memorized the underwtaer topography and shrubbery, so I know where I can let the fly sink down without getting snags.

But with the water continually rising, I'm starting to lose some of my reference points!

When fishing baitfish patterns for Bass I use a fly with a weed gaurd.

At 1:03pm on February 27, 2015, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard Rod to fishing electronics.

For the person who wants just that little bit more out of there electronics or just has questions. A group of fisherman who know there electronics and those that want to learn. 

At 9:23am on June 15, 2011, Bill "Musky" Modica said…

What weight is the needlefish spoon you are using?

Here is a link for spoons....size #2, #3, and #4 are winners. Bluegill Spoons

 The Eagle Claw L210 is available here. Spoon Hooks

 

At 3:31pm on June 13, 2011, Bill "Musky" Modica said…
Rob, my hook of choice is the Eagle Claw L210 in size #6.....make sure it's installed with the hook point riding up toward the flat or concaved side of spoon.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Sunsets on the Sound Are Incredible…..July 2021

We’ve had some big thunderstorms the last week and when they pass late afternoon it leaves moments…
16 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Locating Bluegills in Summer
"Water temperature is one of the most important factors to successful fishing……in my…"
17 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Dead Calm Pasquotank River on This Morning…..7/24/2021

"Thanks Bruce, great part of fishing this region……"
17 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli posted a discussion

Locating Bluegills in Summer

Do I go to the deep water, drop-offs, or look for down trees or weeds in shallow areas. I always…See More
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Friday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Jul 24
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Jul 24
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Made a first light fishing trip, surface temps still high 80s…still managed 85 gills and four small largemouth fanning shorelines"
Jul 24
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"Thanks for the question Bruce…..Alligators were protected in Louisiana most of my childhood…"
Jul 22
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Mind if I floss with your crab line!

"Jeff, you ever go alligator hunting?"
Jul 22
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

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
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

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
Jul 20
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Jul 20
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo
Jul 18
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Jul 18
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

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
Jul 18
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

"Is there a crab shortage now?"
Jul 18
Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

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

© 2021   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service