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Notes from a Nebraska bluegill derelict.

Something came in the mail a couple days ago...

At first I thought maybe it was from my M.D.  He's been pushing me to eat better, and as you can see there were some pretty good items here.  But then I realized it was from my BBG buddies. 

First of all there were saltine crackers.  Always good for someone like me who likes to talk too much.  A…

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Added by Bruce Condello on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Christmas Bluegill Wishes

I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of the members of BigBluegill.com.

I know I've been lacking in posts and pictures lately, but the demands of my family and my business render me an observer most of the time.  I read every post and enjoy every picture.  Every big bluegill caught feels like I landed it myself.

I hope that all of you have an amazing Christmas, and a great new year.  2016 will surely be full of great catches, great…

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Added by Bruce Condello on December 24, 2015 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

A few random thoughts about bluegill

I'd like to just reiterate a couple of my thoughts about bluegill.

Many of us started with bluegill.  When we caught bluegill as kids, we were proud and excited.  They were willing participants in the angling game, and were scrappy fighters for their size.  Bluegill were also beautiful by any standards, and were curiously varied and original.

Many of us drifted away from bluegill as we aged.  We became jaded, and influenced by those around us.  We were told that…

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Added by Bruce Condello on April 7, 2015 at 9:33pm — 13 Comments

Please consider joining BigBluegill founder Bruce Condello at the Pond Boss Conference!

Upcoming Pond Boss Conference and Expo

I would like to personally invite you to the National Pond Boss Conference and…
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Added by Bruce Condello on January 25, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Huge favor for Bruce Condello!

My friends, I don't make a habit of asking for favors, but I would like to make a humble request of each and every one of you.

 

On Monday evening, Memorial Day, at 10 pm central time, there is going to be a very special show on television.  Two of my best friends ever, and www.bigbluegill.com members, Nate and Justin Herman are going to have their very own reality show!!!

 

On DIY network, which is channel 111 on…

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Added by Bruce Condello on May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

The Short Life of Kyle VerMaas, and why I'll be forever better for knowing him.

Kyle VerMaas with a monster hybrid sunfish, and a pretty girl on each arm.

 

I was on the 25-minute ride home from Branched Oak Lake, and I was miserable beyond words. My battle with a big walleye had ended badly. An inexplicable unbuttoning that left me tearful and maybe even a…

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Added by Bruce Condello on March 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 15 Comments

My computer is fixed!!!!

I can actually participate again in BBG.  I've been going through withdrawal.

Added by Bruce Condello on February 20, 2014 at 3:31pm — 4 Comments

HAZEL JENKINS!

Please attempt to rejoin!  I accidentally deleted your new account.  Sorry! :(

Added by Bruce Condello on September 6, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Best bluegill taxidermy.

As president of www.bigbluegill.com, I'd like to post some photos of high quality taxidermy involving bluegill, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, and other related lepomids.  I will accept submission of taxidermy efforts from taxidermists and anglers who own high quality bluegill or other sunfish mounts.  Please have patience with me.  If you send me a photo on this page, it could take me a week or two to post the photo.  Because of the high value…

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Added by Bruce Condello on May 22, 2013 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Man room addition!!

Added by Bruce Condello on February 23, 2013 at 9:17pm — 5 Comments

New Member influx!

Tell me how you're finding us!  I noticed lots of new traffic this morning.  Usually that means we've been mentioned in a magazine article or something like that!

 

WELCOME!!

Added by Bruce Condello on February 17, 2013 at 10:19am — 4 Comments

My Richmond Mill numbers.

Obviously I didn't do any DNA testing, but here's the numbers from my Richmond Mill data.

303 bluegill from 1.5-1.99 pounds    250 CNBG and 53 Northern strain
37 bluegill from 2.0-2.99 pounds     19 CNBG and 18 Northern strain
3 bluegill from 3.00 + pounds         2 CNBG and one that was probably northern.

Added by Bruce Condello on February 12, 2013 at 10:03pm — 12 Comments

Shout out for Bruce's Dental Office!

My dental office has been nominated as best dental office in Lincoln, NE.  We're Oceans Dental, and we're under "Dental Office".  Please vote early and often! :)

 

http://journalstar.upickem.net/engine/Registration.aspx?contestid=82730

 

If you vote for me, send me a PM, or put it on this page and I'll randomly pick out somebody to send a fun prize! Thanks!!!

Added by Bruce Condello on February 11, 2013 at 5:45pm — 23 Comments

Free lures from me!! LOOKING FOR FISH CHRIS WOLFGRAM!

A 20 pack of wilper magic lures from Bruce Condello if you can be the first to help me get ahold of Fish Chris Wolfgram.  He is a member on BBG.com, and I have to talk to him before Friday night in regards to a story I'm writing.  I think he's from California!

 

Help me out, BBG'ers!!!

Added by Bruce Condello on January 23, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

www.meanmouthbass.com

Well, folks...I got a little bored this weekend and created a new website.

 

www.meanmouthbass.com

 

Non-interactive, but meant to show off a few types of hybrid gamefish, and also promote some friends businesses.

 

What do you think?

Added by Bruce Condello on January 19, 2013 at 2:51pm — 8 Comments

New ice fishing bucket by CLC makes fishing for bluegill a breeze! The new WILD RIVER series is a hit.

Here's a nice 8.5 inch bluegill caught in 2013 by Bruce Condello using the new CLC product.  The new Wild River series of tackle systems made my day more about fishing, and less about hauling.…

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Added by Bruce Condello on January 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

World Record redear sunfish link:

I liked this link to the story of the world record shellcracker.  It had a nice variety of pictures  Congratulations again to the angler!

 

http://mnoutdoorsman.com/forums/index.php?topic=24346.0

Added by Bruce Condello on May 20, 2012 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Roca Quarry guidelines

Here's a link to a well thought out set of association pond guidelines, that help enhance bluegill  populations.

 

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=287893#Post287893

Added by Bruce Condello on April 14, 2012 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

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Crab Fishing on The Albemarle…..7/16/2021

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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.

"Crabs on ice to hold before cooking…."
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Fourth of July Jimmies-2008

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