Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

gill fishing sunday, a little redneck ice fishing

Instead of watching the Superbowl, I headed out on a mission, to find open water. Here in So. Il, we don't have ice thick enough to ice fish, but a skim coating, so you cannot fish,either. So I called a friend of mine about his pond, He said, just break you out a small spot by dock. So thats what I did, found me a big stick and went to work, but had no way to remove ice chunks, this limited hole to little sections. Fishing was slow at first, had a Thill shy bite,long shank #14 hook, I had to remove weight. About a hour of lite bites, the gills came on. I caught about fifteen back to back, then my float took off, like a rocket.  At the other end was about a 8lb channel cat, all of a sudden, he went into a death roll, like a alligator. He was busting up the ice like crazy, I finally got him close enough, to land. When I realized I for got my dip net. I tried to hoist him up, but he was way to much for the light  hook, and away he went. Well all his trashing and turning, made my fishing hole bigger, but also scared everything away, did not catch another fish. I fished a couple more hours, but gave it up when darkness and temps fell. All I can say is thank you Lord, for giving me another day, doing what I love. It sure beat sitting in the house......Dwayne

Views: 72

Comment

You need to be a member of Bluegill - Big Bluegill to add comments!

Join Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Comment by Dwayne Denison on February 7, 2011 at 7:44am

This was first time I fished in about 2 months, I was going insane! This pond I fish alot is small but full of fish. The guy that owns it, is older and doesn't fish it much, it is full of fish. The pond is only about 1/2 acre in size. Last year he wanted me to thin out the channel cats, for him. I caught about 65lb of fish in one afternoon. There is about an 8lb bass in there. Caught him once, but he jumped up and spit my crankbait at me. I will get him this year.

Comment by John Sheehan on February 7, 2011 at 7:39am

Haven't fished in a full week and most likely wont be able to till next Tuesday.That'll be over two weeks for me .Possibly a record! 

 Hotdogs !No wonder you hooked the monster Cat!

I fished with hotdog pieces once for gills last year in some small ponds .The gills liked them.I didnt scent them though.Worm like strips huh!Clever!

Comment by Dwayne Denison on February 7, 2011 at 7:30am
John, I thought about you ice fishing yesterday, wondering if this how you ice fish in NJ..haha. What do you think I used? My old standby, Hotdogs with garlic powder. Been cutting them in worm like strips. Since I always use so kind of smelly bait, I carry, so waterless hand wash. I on mistake, this time graped the citrus scented kind. Seems like I got more bite after using it, then baiting hook.
Comment by John Sheehan on February 7, 2011 at 7:25am

Great report !!!What'd you use for bait?

You are the pioneer of SEMI-ICE FISHING!

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Picked up bait, boat hooked up…..up against a cold front tomorrow with my son in law Joe….hopefully we can find a few fish before the rain.."
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

My Wife’s Dinner Tonight….Buffaloed Crappie….10/12/2021

"Enjoy Mikey-D…..real tasty recipe, crappie are so good, just kicks it up a…"
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney replied to Frank M's discussion Never saw a fish with this deformity!
"Always cool to see the survivors…..I agree with Bruce….could have been a bird of prey…"
yesterday
Mikey-D commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

My Wife’s Dinner Tonight….Buffaloed Crappie….10/12/2021

"Dang Jeff that looks pretty good never tried that but seeing this think I'm going to try it…"
yesterday
Bruce Tomaselli replied to Frank M's discussion Never saw a fish with this deformity!
"I bet  a bird, heron, kingfisher, etc. took a swipe at it."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Tuesday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"All fish cleaned…waiting out the Invest right offshore, gusting over 30 this morning, creeks down over two feet in the last 12 hours.."
Sunday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Oct 9
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Oct 8
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Oct 8
Jeffrey D. Abney posted photos
Oct 8
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"Started a long weekend in the coastal marsh….water temps have dipped below 70 and the crappie are going shallow for the Fall feed…"
Oct 8
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Dinner Tonight……10/4/2021

"Thanks John…..I thank my family for teaching me so many cultural enjoyments when it comes to…"
Oct 7
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on John Sheehan's group Piscatorial Pursuit of Perch
"Thanks, I personally love the period between 70 to 60 in the Fall as well as Spring 60 to…"
Oct 7
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Oct 7
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Dinner Tonight……10/4/2021

"You got it going on Jeffrey!"
Oct 7
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Piscatorial Pursuit of Perch
"YES! We got 67 degrees this past Tuesday Jeff .The outing looked perfect with overcast skies but we…"
Oct 7
DAVID L EITUTIS commented on Steve C's photo
Thumbnail

yellow perch 13.5"

"MAN that's a nice perch for sure......congrats to you"
Oct 7
DAVID L EITUTIS commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

Chestnut Chest Gill…..10/2/2021

"MAN THAT'S ONE PRETTY FISH JEFFREY , CONGRATS TO YOU BUDDY....."
Oct 7
DAVID L EITUTIS replied to DAVID L EITUTIS's discussion "WHAT'S IT WORTH "
"I'VE REREAD ALL THE REPLIES  AND CAME TO THE CONCLUSION  THAT ALL THE TALK JUST ADDS…"
Oct 7

© 2021   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service