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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.

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

 

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John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Here is a redear I caught with a cast net out of my forage pond. I had been catching 3" fingerlings to transfer to another pond and this big boy showed up in the net."
Nov 22
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"Carl I guess what ever Circle hook size,would compare with a #1 Baitholder  hook which is what I've been using."
Nov 21
John Sheehan commented on Bruce Condello's group www.BigBullhead.com
"NOT TERRIBLY FAR FROM ME: NY Record :White Catfish 10 lb. 5 oz. 25.5 Joe Silicato Jig & Cut Bait New Croton Reservoir, Westchester Co. 5/17/98....Twice as big as my largest!"
Nov 21
John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Ok, thanks for that information. Water temp in my pond that I caught this fish was 56 degrees so that explains it."
Nov 1
Troy Dorman commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"They get that washed out look in the colder months, I'm not sure why. The big ones I catch here on Lake Barkley in the spring time, usually have a strong color. The males will be absolutely gorgeous with an almost black appearance, with a…"
Nov 1
John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"One I caught at dusk tonight. Really washed out color and had to do a double take to notice it was a RES."
Oct 31
John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"A couple from just before sundown from my 1/10th acre sediment pond where I am trying to get some recruitment. These are likely some adult size breeders I put in last year about this time. Good to know they are still there."
Oct 21
John Burns commented on Bruce Condello's group The Shellcrackers
"Not a lot of activity in this group. That is a whopper of a Redear, or at least it would be to me. I have them in my pond but the largest I have caught has been a little over 10". Would like to catch one out of my ponds that size some day."
Sep 24

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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. …

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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 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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Thanks for reaching out and next few rounds are on me!
 
 
 

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Get Updated Ice thickness Reports on Android ... Download "Ice Reports"

Here’s a great little app that is really popular with the ice fishermen… “Ice Report”… ive been…See More
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Best of 2017..........

" wow! beautiful specimen!"
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Slip Sinker replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"3” on my back yard pond…. Usually similar to the local sheltered natural lakes without…"
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Allen Morgan replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"I've been seeing reports on various FB groups of ice, even fishable ice, in my area.  I…"
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John Foro replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Too much snow for now some southern lakes a possibility. I'd drive 90 min to fish on 3"."
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Greg Rogers replied to Bruce Tomaselli's discussion Close To Ice in the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
"Should be good for the weekend on a few lakes here in WNY.  I'll wait for…"
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Bruce Tomaselli added a discussion to the group ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS
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Close To Ice

Sorry about the message. I thought I was posting a new topic, ha! It's getting close here in…See More
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"Who's gonna be the 1st one on the ice this year?"
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tracy willis replied to Slip Sinker's discussion A great way to fish for deep water b.gills! Summer, Fall and Winter!
"good video, i like the lindners, they always stress the importance of releasing those bigger gills.…"
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"  20170609-I had all the numbers working for me today!... full moon with a a 96% rating, low…"
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"That it is Leo..........my least favorite time but I'm dealing with it.........."
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"Thanks John.......had to make adjustments with a ten degree drop in surface temps..........most of…"
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Crappie Washed Out In Cold Water.......12/10/2017

"Thanks Allen......the beads are something I have experimented with when my local fish go deeper…"
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All Cookie Cutter Fish Today......12 to 13 Inch Class

"I agree Slip.......my favorite is still the male tuxedo in the Spring but it'll be here before…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2017 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Thanks Leo… My sister and brother in law just recently bought a cabin on this lake. I sure…"
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