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December 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Experimenting with slip floats...part 2

That's looking more like it:

Determine the length of the "stem" and insert it into the body:

Pressing a glass bead into the stem. I despise the plastic beads used on most slip floats, as the wear too easily and pinch my line.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 30, 2012 at 12:27pm — 11 Comments

Experimenting with slip floats.

Since I'm unable to fish,broken heart  I thought I would post a few photos showing what I'm up to with my floats. This first photo shows the materials I'm using: Cans of primer and topcoat, 3/16" rigid aquarium tubing, glass beads from the craft store, some 5/32" hardened drill rod used for a turning mandrel, 1" square balsa blocks, and some split, flat washers and O-rings, used for float weighting.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 30, 2012 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

READY FOR ICE !!

Didnt fish alot last year and there was no ice in the area.Hopefully there will be ice in a week or so.Going through my ice fishing stuff waiting for safe ICE!

Added by RIVERRUNT on December 28, 2012 at 3:05pm — 16 Comments

< With the success many of you have with crickets, either fished alone or tipped on a jig.  I decided I needed a good cricket pattern for my fly box.  I had tried in the past to tie a cricket pattern…

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With the success many of you have with crickets, either fished alone or tipped on a jig.  I decided I needed a good cricket pattern for my fly box.  I had tried in the past to tie a cricket pattern, but was never happy with the profile or proportions.  I have a foam spider pattern that is easy to tie and I thought if I could add some shapely legs, a wing and some markings I could produce something that might pass for a cricket to a hungry gill.  I little time at the vise produced…

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Added by Rex Robinson on December 23, 2012 at 9:15pm — 10 Comments

Dr. Livingston's (I presume?) "How the Gill stole Christmas"

You're a fine one, Mr. Gill

You realllllyyy arrrrre the best.

It's a fact that Bass get better press, but still I find them such a pest, Mr Giiiilllll.....

I'll continue to pursue you with both.....passion and zessssst.

 

 

You indulge me, Mr. Gill

with your spirited, frennnnnzied fight.

I like the way you strip off line, when my drag is set just right, Mr. Giiiiillll......

To see my float sink neath' the surface is…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 21, 2012 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

Hook Removal Tool

A hook out tool can be easily made from an old ball point pen tube. Pull out the ink cartridge and insert a plastic arrow nock with a little glue if it does not fit snug. An old pen tube with an attached clip is the most convenient. A package of arrow nocks can be found in the hunting department. I selected the narrowest knocks I could find to better fit into smaller bluegill mouths. Once completed, push the knock down to the hook bend. Then with a little tension on the line you can usually…

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Added by Marcus Sharp on December 21, 2012 at 7:01am — 3 Comments

Return to Alabama

Had some good luck on my return  to Alabama. All the fish shown were consumed at a fry the same day.

Added by Joe Hinton on December 16, 2012 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

what bait or lure should begininger winter bluegill anglers use

what are some of the best lures or bait for bluegill in the winter. cause when i always go fishing for bluegill its live bait all year around. and how deep should i fish use a bobber or should i just fish off the bottom or fish with lures like popper, or a jig. if you have any tips for catch bluegill in the winter just please comment.

Added by joshua malique plummer on December 16, 2012 at 7:10am — 2 Comments

The Secret to Flutter Spooning Pickerel.

This is a shallow water method, first told to me by our own beloved John Sheehan, of RINGWOOD, NJ. You may not know that John is a fine musician; you can hear him on ITUNES or see him on YouTube all day long. I encourage you to do so. But John is also an accomplished angler and he uses this plan for both bass and pickerel. Let John tell you how it works:

“Flutter spoons thin gauged spoons that come into play when a slow fall is the preferred presentation  . This means they don't cast…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 13, 2012 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

The twelve days of Christmas....a countdown, BBG style......

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A shiny new Pflueger Su-preme"

Added by Tony Livingston on December 13, 2012 at 4:18pm — 16 Comments

More cold water fish....

Got out for 30 minutes before work this morning, and I caught 5 HBG. All good fish, although the cold killed the batteries in my scale, so estimating weight between 1 lb for smaller fish, and around 22 ozs. for largest. Ice jig tipped with spikes, water has risen to 44 degrees, air temp was 30 degrees.…

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Added by Tony Livingston on December 6, 2012 at 8:26am — 15 Comments

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