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Hey y'all, I just got back from a very brief outing at my favorite local bass pond and I must say that the bluegill fishing was 'on' this evening! Nothin tough, just used the same 1/32 nd oz jighead tipped with a chunk of nightcrawler that we used on the Richmond Mills fish. Only this time I suspended the bait about 2 ft below a small bobber.

The result...21 gills in a bout 35 minutes on the water. Could have kept a dozen eaters, but I just wanted to have fun. Must say that I was very, very pleased with this 10 1/4 inch gill that was an exceptional fish for this pond. I usually fish right on up to ice-up, if it indeed does happen around here.

Bill Musky Mod...was gonna try spoons but was doing so well that I just kept the jig on. Water temperature was 54 F. Will definetely try the spoon soon as our waters are getting cold and I know that you like spoonin below 50 F.

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Comment by Patrick "Bullworm" Olson on November 2, 2009 at 8:16pm
Jim, you are absolutely correct! I'm looking to put on the blaze orange this weekend, not for deer hunting but for some fishing! Great late, late fall gill! It is inspriational!!!
Comment by Jim Gronaw on November 2, 2009 at 7:41pm
Yes, I had little time to experiment, so I just went with what was working. A lot of the weedgrowth in this pond has died out early, making certain presentations easier. The weather this week is for temps in the high 50's to low 60's and 40 degree nights. I suspect fishing could be good for the next several days.
Comment by Bill "Musky" Modica on November 2, 2009 at 7:00pm
Sweet fish Jim, too many anglers (especially those with hard water on their minds) give up on panfish just when the late fall big bite comes on....sounds like you had great action with your rigging....I wouldn't have altered the presentation either.

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