Do you love big bluegill?
On 5/29 I checked out a spot at my local crappie grounds lake where people have been catching them by the buckets with live shiners. I saw a group of 3 men there who were getting them with worms.
Seeing where the fish were and some extra space open, I dropped a 2" soft plastic down from a bridge into the weeds where the fish were. Kept on jigging it with occasional pauses like ice fishing. Caught a total of 5 crappie going 3 @ 7", 1 8", and 1 nice 10".
Added by Michael on May 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
After all the rain we had in CT during the week of 5/15 and my local crappie fishing grounds being out fished by others, crappie and bluegill fishing were out for the 2 places I've been hitting them at mostly.
On 5/22 I was at the pond where my crappie grounds is and saw 3 nice spots were taken so I went to 1 other spot from shore where 20 yards out there a nice drop off along the edge of river current.
Stuck with digging up worms and letting them sit on the…Continue
Added by Michael on May 25, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments
On Friday I hit my favorite bluegill fishing ground that is loaded with largemouths too.
The bass action wasn't too good but I was into the bulls.
I covered a good area of most of the ponds on the land. Saw a few schools of bullgills piled up in some areas.
I played with a size 7 rainbow trout Rapala Original Floater and used it as a topwater by giving it a jerk before letting it rise back to the surface and jerking…Continue
Added by Michael on May 22, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Finally posting my first open water bluegill report of the year.
Recently in CT I've been hitting 2 parks that are part of a river watershed.
Thursday 5/12 I was at one of those parks casting a size 6 glass minnow Rapala Husky Jerk. Saw schools of chubby gills around where a brook feeds in. Lightly twitching the jerkbait just under the surface caught me 7 bluegills and 2 dinky yellow perch. All bluegills had a good girth but didn't have the length of a bull.…Continue