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February 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Bassmaster Classic

I just finished watching the Bassmaster Classic for the fifth time. I thought the new TV graphics and lures being displayed were cool and informative. I felt some serious pain for Jeff Kriet though! Man it had to hurt being beat again by Kevin VanDam. It seems like KVD is in the head of every pro angler on the circuit and I can’t blame them. The man is an impressive power…

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Added by Andre Sturkey on February 27, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

An Afternoon of Firsts

Location: Susquehanna River/Saginaw area

Time: 11:30am - 3:50pm

Water Temp: N/A

Air Temp: 34-39

River Stage: 4.23-4.22

Bait: 1/64oz. jig heads tipped w/maggots

1/64oz. jig heads w/ Maki Maki

1/64oz. jig head w/ Maki Stoni

1/64oz. jig head w/ Maki Draggi

Presentation(s): Cast and retrieve

vertical float/drift…

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Added by Zig on February 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Pluggin' away

This week's challenge is in the title.



Goals: - handle 10 bluegill.



Limitations: (Self inflicted)

- fish with only micro plugs





The list is extremely short in detail this week. What it lacks in entry, it makes up for with difficulty. I'm leaving the jigs, plastics, and enhancements at home. I'm going armed with simple different sizes, styles, and weights of small crankbaits (plugs).

There's a few reasons for…
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Added by Zig on February 26, 2010 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

Team Zig unleashed

From my last entry, the area went through a high water period (a few days over flood stage). I did attempt a trip, as I figured I needed to fish in all conditions if I wanted to gain a true understanding of the waterway.

It was a bust.

Then we had snow...............record snowfall that kept us away from any fishing. When we did see a window, we took it. Following is how the few hours played out:

I really don't know what to report from the trip Z and I took to…

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Added by Zig on February 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

"You obviously didn't read the signs"

Location: Susquehanna River/Saginaw area

Time: 7:03am- 11:19am

Water Temp: N/A

Air Temp: 36-48

Bait: 1/80oz. twister(s)

Presentation(s): Cast and retrieve

Fish: You're gonna have to read it this week





The plan began right on schedule. I was setting the truck alarm at 7:03am while struggling to see where I was walking. It was… Continue

Added by Zig on February 26, 2010 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Perfect panfish system?

I haven't even put a reel on this rod yet, and I know my quest is complete. I have never, and I mean never, held a rod like this one before.

Built by the Rodmakers Shop in Strongsville, Ohio "The Stradavarious II" has completed my requirements for the perfect panfish system.

This is a hybrid of sorts. The butt section is "based off" a 2wt fly rod, the tip section is "based off" a 1wt fly rod. Then there is a one foot piece of graphite extending the butt section farther into the…

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Added by Zig on February 26, 2010 at 8:39pm — 7 Comments

One year later...........

The years seem to go by faster and faster the more often they happen. After losing the majority of 2009 to a second back surgery, I have found myself and my children once again fishing for panfish. Starting in 2010, we have ourselves starting again at the same place we left off - the warmwater flow of the Susquehanna River.

This year started off much different then before - here's the start from the first weekend in January:…

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Added by Zig on February 26, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

fishing outside the pond

i love my pond and it's fun to go out and chunk a minnow and drag in a fish within the first 10 min The kids want to come out all the time now and help pawpaw fish.

But looking at pictures and reading post I'm ready to hit the river and the lake to catch some fish.

my son and I are going out this weekend where the river feed into Lake Conroe,

he's been catching crappie just as easy as I'm catching these bass in my pond. Gotta get me some fishing for fish and not just…
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Added by Magnolia Rick on February 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

1350 member

We are at 1350 members and adding more everyday. Let pick at day when you think we'll have the 1500 number

My date is: April 1st. Bruce you and your group ever think this thing would grow to this size?

I'm on here everyday. LOL this is my home page. If they don't fire me for all the office time then I'm OK

Added by Magnolia Rick on February 24, 2010 at 2:25pm — 11 Comments

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Added by KEN BROCK THE FISH DENTIST on February 23, 2010 at 4:03am — 8 Comments

How do you grow Bluegill?

Hey guys i was wondering in videos i see many in aquariums,ponds,or even buckets! I was wondering if i could get some info! If any of you have bluegill please tell me how to grow them! I would also like to know if catch them and put them in, or do you buy them.

Thanks,

Zack

Added by Zack Thomasson on February 20, 2010 at 6:29am — 3 Comments

3 hours, 37 holes drilled, three drowned minnows, 9 soggy waxies, and still NO FISH!! I got skunked.

3 hours, 37 holes drilled, three drowned minnows, 9 soggy waxies, and still NO FISH!!

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Added by Mike Penrose on February 18, 2010 at 7:57am — 7 Comments

The Compleat 'Free Range' Angler

I guess by now you are wondering what my defination of " Free Range " is all about . To me it is the sporting chase of free roaming wild fish in a natural enviroment, that have the ability to escape being caught . They are wild fish that have not been raised or Aquacultured. Its far more satisfying knowing that you caught those large fish in the wild rather than them just answering a dinner bell, these are my true trophy fish.

This also leads to…

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Added by Lord of the Fly , Rods on February 17, 2010 at 10:24pm — 5 Comments

SPRINGS

DOES ANY OF YOU SCIENTFIC ANGLERS KNOW HOW TO LOCATE UNDERWATER SPRINGS? I UNDERSTAND THAT WATER THAT COMES IN FROM THE SPRING IS A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE YEAR ROUND. SO, THIS MUST MEAN THAT FISH WILL STAY CLOSE TO THE WARMER INCOMING WATER. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY WAY OF LOCATING A SPRING, OTHER THAN BY CHANCE.

Added by KEN BROCK THE FISH DENTIST on February 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

A tribute to Mr. 2lbgill

Dear Mr. 2lbgill,

I just wanted to let you know that you are a huge inspiration for this site. I saw your website, www.2lbgil.com a while before this site existed and I remember thinking what a cool deal that it was that you took time to create such a nice place for bluegill lovers. It was a big inspiration for www.bigbluegill.com

I've noticed…

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Added by Bruce Condello on February 17, 2010 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Valentines Day ice fishing picnic basket

hello fellow fishing people, Jim n I are going ice fishing tomarrow and i am preparing a special Valentines Day picnic basket, included with pictures

chicken thighs-skin off or on whatever your preferance- i use garlic n herb shake n bake

strawberries & chocolate



party tray-meats and cheeses



honey crisp apples-are there any other… Continue

Added by jim n rebecca hickey on February 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

I was hungry

one rainy kinda cold day in the fall of '08' my husband Jim n i went fishin in one of our (secret spots), there was a nice droopy tree for me to sit under and we lit a (small) fire to keep the chill off, we were catchin bluegill like it was goin outta style till i caught me a good size one, by this time my tummy was rumblin so i decided to see (for a survival experiment) to see if i could cook a fish ON the fire and not burn it beyond eating...placed whole fish on fire and kept on fishin and… Continue

Added by jim n rebecca hickey on February 10, 2010 at 4:36pm — 9 Comments

Blue Gills Sipping Food Videos- Learn How Fish Feed

Float Fishing Tactics & Rigs

the Floating Blog - information for fishing live bait using sensitive float fishing gear.…



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Added by Johnny wilkins on February 9, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

bluegll guide in socal

looking for some one to guide me in la area for under 200 dollars

Added by vince rudar on February 8, 2010 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

Old School - Bobbers / New School - Floats

Bad Bobbers

What comes to mind when you think of that word?…

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Added by Johnny wilkins on February 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

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