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Went to my favorite pond today. Where the big ones are coming out of. Found out due to others that fish there leaving Beer cans and garbage everywhere that I wouldn't be fishing there. This just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Tuel Aug 16, 2012.

Micro eyes

I Use the micro eyelets for my Bass Fishing. The eyelets actually cause my Medium Heavy baitcast rod to become very sensitive. Was wondering if the Micro eyelets would make the fight better for the…Continue

Started May 25, 2012

Well got robbed last night.
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Some jerks decided to break into my car and steal my girlfriends fishing bag that we just bought her and a crap load of lures. Plus my calculator, that ones weird.  So she lost every lure in her bag.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jody call Mar 24, 2012.

Trophy Bluegill...
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I live in Nc and i have been seeing pics and hearing stories of huge gills..I want to find a place to catch a 2 1/2 and bigger gill can somebody help me? ..Does anybody know of a place in Nc were…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathanael Deloach Feb 7, 2011.

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What type of animal is a bluegill?
Have a friend that gives me unlimited access to a beautiful pond filled with large bluegill and some very large.
What state are you from? This can help us get together for fishing trips!
North Carolina

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At 4:32pm on February 5, 2015, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Amen on the early Spring.......

At 4:27pm on February 5, 2015, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Hey Derrick....good to hear from you......spring is coming and all those big largemouthyou always chase.......Check out the In Fisherman 2015 BASS preview for a great article from our friend and BBG member Jim Gronaw.....I know you will enjoy it......just hit the news stands......

At 4:10pm on February 5, 2015, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Derrick to fishing electronics. I started this site after seeing my system had so many functions I wasn't aware of. Our electronics of today have so many function most of us are not aware of. I started this group to bring it to our attention not only what our unit can do but being able to do it. I hoping this group will help to simplify our use of electronic to help us to better come acquainted with our individual units. The group is for all any input will be great.

At 11:35am on February 12, 2012, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Too bad you don't live closer you could partner up with me for some Bluegill tournaments as well.......Lot of fun and we do it in the afternoon when the days are longer.....Normally just three or four hours to fish so you feel pressure and anxiety to produce.......Nothing wrong with bass either! Let us know how you do.....

At 7:38pm on February 11, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Wish you loads of good luck. I know the lake has changed lots since last time I fished it but a good spot may be the hot hole the power plant discharge area water was always warmer there and we always done good there.

At 8:01am on February 7, 2011, Nathanael Deloach said…

 Hey Derrick,

     After reading your post I had to check your page and see where you live.  I was surprised to see you are in my former "home town". I was born and raised in Mn and currently live here but had a 7 year stint in NC 4 of those were in Statesville.  I am sure you are familiar with Look Out Shoals lake, that is where I fell in love with blue gill fishing :-)  As far as lakes go in the area (in my opinion) it has some of the healthiest gills in the.  Try the north "fingers" off the main body of the lake in the spring and site fish for those spawning gills. That is the easiest way to start learning their seasonal movments.  If you really want the 2.5+lbers, start befriending the local pond owners, I have fished a few that have the potential of hitting that 3lb mark.  Wish I could show you in person, I love to share with fellow Gill lovers!  Good luck!!

At 7:04pm on January 24, 2011, Jeffrey D. Abney said…
Evening Derrick. Nice to hear from another Bluegill fisherman from Carolina. Things are slow with this cold Winter but it won't be long. Have you ever got to fish the Albermarle Sound area?

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