Hey Jeff...we weighed several fish on a Mainstays Digital Kitchen scale that weighs to the 1/100 th of a pound. We had two fish that were right on the 2 lb mark with just a smidge over.We were on a boat and couldn't perfectly level the scale, so it was good enough for me. Several others, many others, went from 1.5 to 1.85 lb. region.
From what I have seen, the fish in Perris are the heaviest per skeletal length I have ever seen or heard of, surpassing the Richmond Mill gills routinely for relative body weights. I caught a 12 incher down there on a #3 Mepps that did not reach the 2 pound mark.
Hey Jeff I saw a thread with you saying you could give someone a recommendation on a mount (this would be a fish I caught in 1992 I have a bad picture) but I do have measurements...this means a lot to me, being the biggest Bluegill I've caught and I was eleven at the time :) any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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yes that is Puddingstone lake.The picture of bluegill is from
Im still kinda new to float tubing so Im just trying new
lakes to float tube and as im sure you know, around here
not every lake lets you bring a float tube.So I do what
I can =).
Where do u normaly go fishing for bluegill?
Hey i always fish lake perris on a tuesday because on a saturday or sunday Perris is just too busy. My advice would be to go to the back of the island and find some sticks in the water and cast to the outside of them the bigger fish lay on the outside on a bigger small mealworm. Hey if you have any advice on crappie let me know.
Hi Jeff... That would be great mate although I am in need of a new Tube. I've been considering the fat cat with the foam seat. I've heard the inflatable seat has had some issues. You should try and get out with me and my mate Jim Simkins. Jim keeps a nice pontoon at the lake and we get out there whenever we can.
Lake Perris has become a bit of an enigma with the water levels fluctuating as much as they do. Jim and I went out last Saturday and the lake is the lowest I've ever seen it. The fish are still there but finding them is a problem especially with the cold water. Jim knows the lake very well and is one of the finest Bluegill fisherman I know.
We feel we can still catch big bluegill when the water is cold but it's learning how.
Hey Jeff... no, I was not the lucky one to catch that giant from Deep Creek Lake...caught by an 11 yr old Sarah Branahan back in July of 1997...under a dock on bobber and worm combo...real bluecollar stuff. I'll have to get with the MD DNR as this replica was on display at the Catfish Nation Fishing Expo at Woodsboro MD. yesterday , so I took a couple of shots of this amazing fish. It appears that it was likely a female, but was painted up as a male. The fish had a 17 inch girth and was 13 inches long. A photo of the actual fish and Sarah is in the big bluegill photos somewhere, as I saw it not that long ago. I'll try to find out about the taxidermy work. see ya!