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July 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Travis Jackson catches the North Carolina Shellcracker Record 5/19/2008

Mrs. Jackson pulled her son away from his Sony Playstation that day in May three years ago and Travis soon landed the fish pictured in a farm pond in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The fish measured 15 and 1/16 inches long and had a girth of 18 and 1/8 inches! The weight was certified @ a local Piggly Wiggly grocery store in nearby Rocky Mount. That's why I fish because you… Continue

Added by Jeffrey D. Abney on July 29, 2011 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

hey i am new

I now my picture is of a rock bass, but that night i went fishing i was cat fishing really. Plus it was like 12:00PM and the blue gill were not out. But I managed to catch three rock bass. Soon i will catch a blue gill and put it on for my picture. But thanks for not commenting about my picture.                    HAPPING FISHING AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

Added by Alexander Krehe on July 27, 2011 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

To Greg: Some experimenting

Hey Greg,  I have been experimenting with different colors of my panfish baits, and came across a bag of what I call "Silver Minnow" color. 

they are 1 1/2' and full of silver dye and silver glitter.   I'll be happy to send them to you if you e-mail me your postal address.  If it's not exactly what you want, then we can tweak it until we get it right.  Nick

Added by Nick Holt on July 26, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

Some advice

This is not an advertisement.  Hey folks.  I wanted to get some advice from you members concerning starting a small business.  I have been hand pouring and injection molding my own panfish plastics for 11 years now.  I'm getting close to retirement age, (If the government will let me), and I was thinking about marketing my plastic baits.  Although I do hand-pour bass baits, I see more of them on the store shelves, than I do quality panfish baits.  I produce 1" and 11/2" curl-tail grubs, and… Continue

Added by Nick Holt on July 22, 2011 at 12:57pm — 8 Comments

Keys to successful picture posting on BBG.com

On our photo page, you will find the flash uploader, along with a simple uploader. On this page you will also find a "Terms of Service" link that explains the guidelines to proper posting in regards to picture content.



The 10 MB file limit allows some of the highest resolution pics to be uploaded to our gallery. Many of our members use hi-res features to…

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Added by Bill "Musky" Modica on July 19, 2011 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments

bluegillworld.com

I stumbled across another bluegill fishing site last night that has a lot of nice information. Some of you probably already know about it, but for anyone like me, who didn't:

 

http://www.bluegillworld.com/

Added by JBplusThuy on July 12, 2011 at 2:53pm — 1 Comment

Tennessee Pond Management

Hey all, if anyone in TN, KY, AL, or GA ever needs any sort of help with your pond, whether it be weed control, fish stocking, an automatic feeder, an aeration system, or the best fish food in the industry, keep me in mind:

 

trophypond.com

 

The site isn't finished yet, but I just wanted to let everyone know I'm out there.  I don't have many fish photos yet but will be adding more.  Two seven-pound and two…

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Added by Walt Foreman on July 11, 2011 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

need help with hybrid bluegill

early last fall I stocked my small pond with hybrid bluegill. The pond is about 1/4 acre. I also put a hundred channel cat. The pond is full of crayfish, frogs and minnows. I have been feeding them every day. I took my fly rod to catch a couple to check their growth progress. I was really surprised at how much they have grown but I caught one that was covered with black specs. It looked like it was covered with pepper. Does anyone know what this might be? Any suggestions would be greatly… Continue

Added by klein spangler on July 11, 2011 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Bluegill Flies

I'd like to hear from Bluegill fly tyers.  There are so many patterns in books and on Web, but I can't believe that all are successful.  How about tyers in midwest that have proven favorites?

Pictures would be nice.

Bob

Added by Bob Parker on July 10, 2011 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Fishing a floating rubber spider with spinning equipment

If you love to fish top water for bluegills this is a great way to enjoy yourself. I was talking to Bryon Mahoney about it and I think this may clarify the system for any new people who may not of herd about it before. It doe's work I use it quit often and enjoy some top water now and then myself. Enjoy and GOOD FISHIN.....…

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Added by dick tabbert on July 8, 2011 at 12:16am — 36 Comments

Bob Lusk knows trophy bass management, and Bob Lusk is a member of www.bigbluegill.com

Just wanted to remind everybody that Bob Lusk is a member of www.bigbluegill.com and has posted some gems in regards to trophy bass AND bluegill management.

 

Here's a link to one of his discussions.

 

http://bigbluegill.com/profiles/blogs/raising-trophy-bass-trophy?xg_source=activity

Added by Bruce Condello on July 7, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Creek Panfishin'

Not far from me is a small stream in southern Pennsylvania that has a reputation as a good smallmouth and trout water. It also has largemouths, crappies and suckers and carp. It is rich in Civil War era history, as much of the waters I fish are. On a beautiful clear afternoon, I tangled with the stream's abundance of panfish. To my pleasant surprise, I found a bunch of…

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Added by Jim Gronaw on July 3, 2011 at 3:35pm — 9 Comments

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Cooper River Giant From A Few Summers Ago…….South Carolina

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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…"
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Blue Gills And Blue Claws........6/7/2018

"I’ve caught blue crabs up to 11” point to point in North Carolina"
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This is a shot of the larger Crabs from Thursday.

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Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

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