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February 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Quick question from a new member

First, let me start by saying thank you to whoever created this site! My question is, Is there any members here from South Carolina & if so, where can I find good bream fishing in Columbia SC?

Also, I'm a cricket and wiggler man, but I'm looking forward to learning some new killer technics.

Ivan

Added by Ivan McFarlan on February 26, 2009 at 9:18am — 7 Comments

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

Added by Jeff Soto on February 23, 2009 at 7:26pm — 12 Comments

funny

Added by Bull Frog on February 22, 2009 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

my fav bluegille recipe

Bluegill Casserole





4 cups boneless Bluegill fillets

3 Tablespoons Butter or margarine

1 cup soft Bread crumbs

3 Tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 Tablespoons Lemon juice

1 (10 oz.) Cream of Celery soup

1/2 soup can Milk

1 stick Butter, melted

1 1/2 cups crushed Corn Flakes

1 cup grated Cheddar Cheese

2 teaspoons grated Onion

1 teaspoon dry Mustard

1 Tablespoon chopped Pimento

3… Continue

Added by Bull Frog on February 22, 2009 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

My Ice Fishing Trip with Legend Dave Genz

Today we went fishing with the legendary Dave Genz, perhaps the best ice fisherman of all time. We also had the privilege of fishing with Tod Todd of midwestangling.com, a few other professional ice fisherman and Chef Todd Kent.



We were fishing a private lake north of Rochelle, Illinois. Words cannot describe what an amazing day this was! The wind was blowing 30 mph, the temperature was about 14… Continue

Added by Nate Herman on February 21, 2009 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

Video of world record bluegill mount!

One of our valued Big Bluegill members wanted me to give a little better image of the world record bluegill replica mount.

Well, here it is....alongside a mount made by Big Bluegill member Cecil Baird of two 1.25 pound fish caught from my pond.

Added by Bruce Condello on February 15, 2009 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Fishing spots

I like to fish the lakes and strip pits of sullivan and green counties,the indiana dnr has done a great job of stocking these lakes and pits with many varities of fish.they run all the way from musky to gills. gills being my favorite an catching other fish by accident.my second favorite is crappie.lots of them too.i live in la porte county which is on lake michigan ,i perch fish on the big lake.i used to camp at sullivan county lake and park for about ten years ,but have since purchased a… Continue

Added by John R Torgesen Sr on February 11, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The Kid

If you listen to the experts, they’ll tell you to teach your children to fish in bits and pieces.

Short attention spans, you see.

We don’t buy that one iota. They’ll either like fishing or hate it.

Reminds us of a neighbor boy who was 6 at the time. He loved to fish. Couldn’t get enough of it. Every time we’d drive home, we’d see him standing on the banks of the pond, rod in hand.

He was rough on the edges, but nice. Wouldn’t have wanted to be his teacher, though. We could… Continue

Added by SteveGibson on February 11, 2009 at 9:59am — 6 Comments

Super Sunday

The deeper I dig into this love of panfishing, the more I am beginning to enjoy what comes after a fishing trip then the actual trip. Sure I still lose sleep the night before I know I'll be either on, in, or next to the water with a fishing rod in hand; there's always an anticipation while enroute to the destination, and having a sudden tug or seeing a float disappear still puts a smile on my face.

This recent foray into the unknown has really focused my attention away from the angling and… Continue

Added by Zig on February 4, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Bluegill

Looking to exchange fishing information with Washington Bluegill fishermen. Need information quickly since I can not wait to begin fishing.

Added by Wesley Jackson on February 4, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

What is the best way to maximize bream size?

My 10 acre pond is two years old. We stocked this pond with 7,000 Coppernose bream and 3,000 shellcrackers.We also put in 100 Tiger bass to the acre.As soon as the water warms each year I have two feeders that go off 4 times daily.The feed that I have been using is Purina game fish chow.The bream are responding well with several caught at 1lb.



Questions I have:

1) Is there another feed that would grow bigger bream?



I have let numerous friends keep 40 or 50 bream/trip… Continue

Added by Mike Cage on February 3, 2009 at 10:06am — 6 Comments

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