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Thanks, Tooty!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Jan 27, 2013.

New Format.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by wag Feb 20, 2013.

New members!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Angelo C Mastrando Jr. Mar 26, 2012.

 

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John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"The Floating Jig /Split Shot Rig with small piece of Hotdog or crawler piece. The   other Rig I use is a sliding sinker pinched off with a small piece of shot. Sometimes I use a float to get the bait a foot or so off bottom. My three…"
Wednesday
Greg Easley commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"I think I'm on pace to have 2lb redear by this time next year."
Oct 4, 2021
Greg Easley commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Before the RES went in I stocked fatheads, gams, shiners, crayfish, grass shrimp, scuds, and daphnia.  When the RES were babies I caged them up and taught them to eat pellets.  They are not lacking for groceries."
Jun 29, 2021
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Well I don’t know a thing about raising shell crackers but I would be ecstatic if they got this size in two years, awesome Greg"
Jun 28, 2021
Greg Easley commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Caught that one within two days of the two year anniversary of stocking fingerlings."
Jun 28, 2021
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"That’s a good looking Redear Greg, how long has that fish been in your pond? Thanks in advance, Jeff"
Jun 25, 2021
Greg Easley commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Caught this little guy out of my pond a couple days ago."
Jun 24, 2021
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
May 8, 2021

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July 4
What type of animal is a bluegill?
I live on a quarry pond.
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
Nebraska

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Notes from a Nebraska bluegill derelict.

Something came in the mail a couple days ago...

At first I thought maybe it was from my M.D.  He's been pushing me to eat better, and as you can see there were some pretty good items here.  But then I realized it was from my BBG buddies. 

First of all there were saltine crackers.  Always good for someone like me who likes to talk too much.  A…

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Posted on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Christmas Bluegill Wishes

I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of the members of BigBluegill.com.

I know I've been lacking in posts and pictures lately, but the demands of my family and my business render me an observer most of the time.  I read every post and enjoy every picture.  Every big bluegill caught feels like I landed it myself.

I hope that all of you have an amazing Christmas, and a great new year.  2016 will surely be full of great catches, great…

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Posted on December 24, 2015 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

A few random thoughts about bluegill

I'd like to just reiterate a couple of my thoughts about bluegill.

Many of us started with bluegill.  When we caught bluegill as kids, we were proud and excited.  They were willing participants in the angling game, and were scrappy fighters for their size.  Bluegill were also beautiful by any standards, and were curiously varied and original.

Many of us drifted away from bluegill as we aged.  We became jaded, and influenced by those around us.  We were told that…

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Posted on April 7, 2015 at 9:33pm — 13 Comments

Please consider joining BigBluegill founder Bruce Condello at the Pond Boss Conference!

Upcoming Pond Boss Conference and Expo

I would like to personally invite you to the National Pond Boss Conference and…
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Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:52pm

Huge favor for Bruce Condello!

My friends, I don't make a habit of asking for favors, but I would like to make a humble request of each and every one of you.

 

On Monday evening, Memorial Day, at 10 pm central time, there is going to be a very special show on television.  Two of my best friends ever, and www.bigbluegill.com members, Nate and Justin Herman are going to have their very own reality show!!!

 

On DIY network, which is channel 111 on…

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

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At 1:26pm on November 15, 2019, Mikey-D said…

Gees Bruce those are some of the biggest gills I have seen I wouldn't tell anyone where that honey hole is LOL. Reminds me of a little 1 acre pond we had back in the hills of southwest VA. 

At 7:48pm on April 1, 2017, Robert J Sarrazine said…

Dang Doc, didn't dawn on me what day it is but this ain't no joke!!Me%20%26%20Amber%20Jacks.jpg 

At 7:39pm on April 1, 2017, Robert J Sarrazine said…

Mr Bruce, been awhile since we've communicated so though I'd just say have a good spring and better summer.

Please don't re-post with the names reversed........Bob-O

Oh if the folks here only knew our history, there would be many chuckles. 

 
 
 

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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
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The catchers

"For Gills and Pseeds  yes the 10th oz SP,Bruce. But for Perch, Bass and Pickerel,…"
3 hours ago
Bruce Tomaselli commented on John Sheehan's photo
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The catchers

"I always to well with the smaller ones for pan fish."
5 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

"Right Bruce....I'm over it already, but Mother Nature rules......"
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The catchers

Ice spoons that caught Perch, Bass and Pickerel. Tipped with Salted Shiner Heads or Fathead…
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Tipping with Perch eyes in the group East coast Ice fisherman
"Using figers instead of Knife: How To Remove Perch Eyes For Bait - Bing video "
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Bruce Tomaselli commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
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Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

"Wow, I didn't know it got that cold down there. You might as well move to PA, hahaha."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a photo

Creek Closest To My House......1/22/2022

Yes, it's coastal North Carolina.....happens every few years//
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to John Sheehan's discussion Tipping with Perch eyes in the group East coast Ice fisherman
"Lindy Flyer and Rapala Jigging Raps are two Lures I have tipped with Perch Eyes to catch Bluegills…"
yesterday
John Sheehan added a discussion to the group East coast Ice fisherman
Friday
John Sheehan commented on Wade Jones's group Crappie Crew
"16" 2# Nov.18 2021   "
Wednesday
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"The Floating Jig /Split Shot Rig with small piece of Hotdog or crawler piece. The …"
Wednesday
John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion ICE-ING GILLS BRAGGER BOARD in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"These three spoons were the catchers   Jan/Feb 2021 :1/8th oz. Slimfish/ ,1/5th oz. and…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion ICE-ING GILLS BRAGGER BOARD in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"My two best from 2021. Spoons tipped with Salted Shiner Heads took them both.PB Perch was 14""
Tuesday
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"AMAZING RECORD CATCH : New State Record Cusk Landed in New Hampshire | Field & Stream…"
Tuesday
Bruce Tomaselli added 3 discussions to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
Jan 17
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"it's rough to have a long weekend and be grounded the entire time....but such is winter.....maybe next week I'll get a chance...."
Jan 17
John Sheehan commented on Adam Rink's photo
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14” Rainbow Trout (11-19-19)

"A smoker right there!"
Jan 15
John Sheehan commented on Adam Rink's photo
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9'' Redear Sunfish (3-26-20)

"Sweet Fish .Good work Adam!"
Jan 15
Jeffrey D. Abney posted a status
"I’ve recently added 21 nice pictures from last year, now I’m ready for a great 2022…. Wishing you all a great fishing year"
Jan 15
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