Do you love big bluegill?
Only my second outing of the year; the first was a total bust in wind and waves at a big lake. It was a really nice day for January, but I had a lot to do around the house. But I could manage an hour just down the street.
This was the rig for today:
That worked pretty well. That's a balsa float with the rubber tube attachments so you can slide for different depths without damaging the line. It's very light and doesn't cast incredibly well, but it also never passes the jig in the air and doesn't get tangled. That little tungsten jig is about all it can handle; it was mostly submerged.
So 2015 is the year I get serious about panfish, right?
This little guy didn't get the memo:
I also snapped one smaller one because it had a little more color:
A nice quick outing to get the year rolling.