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Bluegill fishing trip for late May

Hi all, we are wanting to plan a bluegill fishing trip for my family in late May but I'm not sure where to go. We live in Granite City (by St. Louis, mo) and fish at Carlyle quite a bit but don't catch many gills with any size to them. I want to take my kids bluegill fishing because it is such a blast to catch them and I want them to love fishing like my husband and I do. I was thinking about Crab Orchard or something in So. Ill but my husband and I don't know the area or lakes. Any help or…

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Posted on May 6, 2012 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

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At 12:43pm on May 7, 2012, John Sheehan said…

Wish I could help you Donna ,I live in New Jersey and have no good suggestions.Perhaps if you 'friend' some Illinois folks with this message, they'll have a better chance of seeing it and can help you and your family out on that Bluegill trip .Good Luck!

John Sheehan

At 6:13am on May 3, 2012, Dwayne Denison said…

Donna, A big welcome to another So. IL. bluegiller. You will love this site. You will find more information than you can handle. I think there is a couple members from your neck of the woods, that can lead you to great fishing spots. I live down around Carbondale. Once again Welcome!

At 10:07pm on May 2, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Donna to BigBlueGill. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in doing so. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECALTY GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTOES you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all learning and improving our own skills and enjoying while learning. What you add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisherman/fisherwoman ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish in the blog and forums but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meat that goal and maybe catch that giant along with some braggin rights. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be my little secret.

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 
 
 

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